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Illuminating the development of astrocytes in the cerebral cortex using colors

Researchers from Sorbonne University, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, INSERM and CEA grouped within the Institut de la Vision (IdV), the Laboratoire d'optique et biosciences (LOB) and the Molecular Imaging Research Center (MIRCen) have combined two approaches, the MAGIC Markers technique, which attributes colors to neural cells based on the expression of fluorescent proteins , and ChroMS microscopy, which associates color, 3D and high resolution, to better understand how the astrocyte network is set up during the development of the cerebral cortex

- Article : Clavreul S., Abdeladim L., Hernandez-Garzon E., Niculescu D., Durand J., Ieng S.H., Barry R., Bonvento G., Beaurepaire E., Livet J.*, Loulier K.*. Cortical astrocytes develop in a plastic manner at both clonal and cellular levels. Nature Communications 2019, 10.1038/s41467-019-12791-5. *corresponding authors.