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Astrocyte brain cells. Fluorescence light micrograph of primary astrocyte cells from the brain of a mouse. Astrocytes have numerous branches of connective tissue that provide support and nutrition to the neurons (nerve cells) of the brain. Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) is green; cell nuclei are blue, and fibrillarin in the nucleoli is red.
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