Astrocytic regulation of synapses, neuronal networks and behavior

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

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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
EditorCarl L. Faingold, Hal Blumenfeld
Pagine157-165
Numero di pagine9
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013

Keywords

  • ASTROCYTES
  • NEURONAL NETWORK

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