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Plasticity of Astrocytic Coverage and Glutamate Transporter Expression in Adult Mouse Cortex

  • Christel Genoud equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Christel Genoud, Charles Quairiaux

    Affiliation: Départment de Biologie Cellulaire et de Morphologie, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Charles Quairiaux equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Christel Genoud, Charles Quairiaux

    Affiliation: Départment de Biologie Cellulaire et de Morphologie, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Pascal Steiner,

    Affiliations: Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Faculté des Sciences de la Vie, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Harald Hirling,

    Affiliation: Faculté des Sciences de la Vie, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Egbert Welker,

    Affiliation: Départment de Biologie Cellulaire et de Morphologie, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Graham W Knott mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Graham.Knott@unil.ch

    Affiliation: Départment de Biologie Cellulaire et de Morphologie, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Published: October 17, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040343

About the Authors

Christel Genoud, Charles Quairiaux, Egbert Welker, Graham W Knott
Départment de Biologie Cellulaire et de Morphologie, Lausanne, Switzerland
Pascal Steiner
Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Pascal Steiner, Harald Hirling
Faculté des Sciences de la Vie, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: Graham.Knott@unil.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

EW and GWK conceived and designed the experiments. CG, CQ, PS, HH, and GWK performed the experiments. CG, CQ, PS, and HH analyzed the data. HH and EW contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. GWK wrote the paper.