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Attention for Chapter 7: Can Astrocytes Be a Target for Precision Medicine?
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (82nd percentile)

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Chapter title
Can Astrocytes Be a Target for Precision Medicine?
Chapter number 7
Book title
Personalised Medicine
Published in
Advances in experimental medicine and biology, January 2017
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-60733-7_7
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-31-960731-3, 978-3-31-960733-7
Authors

Chloe F. Allen, Pamela J. Shaw, Laura Ferraiuolo

Abstract

Astrocytes are the most abundant non-neural cell type residing within the central nervous system (CNS) displaying tremendous heterogeneity depending on their location. Once believed to be 'passive support cells for electrically active neurons', astrocytes are now recognised to play an active role in brain homeostasis by forming connections with the surrounding neurons, microglia and endothelial cells. Most importantly, they provide an optimum microenvironment for functional neurons through regulation of the blood brain barrier, energy supply and removal of debris and toxic waste.Their dysfunction has been identified as a potential contributing factor for several neurodegenerative disorders, from Alzheimer's Disease to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.In this chapter, we will explore the implications of astrocyte dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases and how these cells can be used as therapeutic targets in precision medicine.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 46%
Student > Master 4 17%
Researcher 2 8%
Lecturer 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 5 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 8 33%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 8%
Psychology 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 5 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 January 2018.
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#2,017,553
of 16,523,825 outputs
Outputs from Advances in experimental medicine and biology
#283
of 3,748 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#48,312
of 275,139 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Advances in experimental medicine and biology
#2
of 3 outputs
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