Here are some of our more labs more recent glial plasticity papers, this
should provide a reasonably good start:
Hawrylak, H. and Greenough, W.T. (1995). Monocular deprivation alters
the morphology of glial fibrillary acidic protein-immunoreacitive
astrocytes in the rat visual cortex. Brain Research, 683, 187-199.
Jones, T.A., Hawrylak, N., and Greenough, W.T. Rapid changes in GFAP
immunoreactive astrocytes in rats reared in a complex environment.
Psychoneuroendocrinology, in press.
Jones, T.A. and Greenough, W.T. Ultrastructural evidence for increased
contact between astrocytes and synapses in rats reared in a complex
environment. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 65, 48-56.
Anderson, B.J., Li, X., Alcantara, A.A., Isaacs, K.R., Black, J.E. and
Greenough, W.T. Glial hypertrophy is associated with synaptogenesis
following motor-skill learning, but not with angiogenesis following
exercise. GLIA, 11:73-80, 1994.
Chang, F.-L., Hawrylak, N. and Greenough, W.T. Astrocytic and synaptic
response to kndling in hippocampal subfield CA1. I. Synaptogenesis in
response to kindling in vitro. Brain Research, 603, 302-308.
Hawrylak, N., Chang, F.-L. and Greenough, W.T. Astrocytic and synaptic
respnse to kindling in hippocampal subfield CA1. II. Synaptogenesis and
astrocytic process increases to in vivo kindling. Brain Research 603,
Sirevaag, A.M. and Greenough, W.T. Plasticity of GFAP-immunoreactive
astrocyte size and number in visual cortex of rats reared in complex
environments. Brain Research, 540, 273-278.
I hope this helps,
p.s. A number of references to our labs most recent publications can be
Stephen Maren wrote:
>> I believe there is some work from Bill Greenough's lab showing increases
> in the numbers of glial cells following the induction of LTP. I'm not
> sure if this work is published or not, but you might see if you cen dig it
> up. Anyway, there are recent reports that glial cells may be involved in
> regulating hippocampal LTP, so it does not surprise me that you are
> observing chnages in glial gene expression.
>> Stephen Maren