Astrocytic regulation of synapses, neuronal networks and behavior

Marcello D'Ascenzo, Fellin Tommaso, Halassa Michael, Boccaccio Anna

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Abstract

The central nervous system is composed of two main classes of cells: neurons and glia. This chapter focuses on the astrocyte, a subtype of glial cell, and on its role in the regulation of neuronal activity and brain function. We will review recent evidence demonstrating that astrocytes release different chemical transmitters, a process that is called gliotransmission, and modulate the activity of neighboring neurons. We will discuss the importance of this astrocyte-to-neuron signaling to the regulation of synaptic function, network activity and behavior.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteNEURONAL NETWORKS IN BRAIN FUNCTION, CNS DISORDERS,AND THERAPEUTICS
Pagine157-165
Numero di pagine9
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013

Keywords

  • ASTROCYTES
  • NEURONAL NETWORK

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