Alterations in metabolism and gap junction expression may determine the role of astrocytes as "good samaritans" or executioners.

@article{Farahani2005AlterationsIM,
  title={Alterations in metabolism and gap junction expression may determine the role of astrocytes as "good samaritans" or executioners.},
  author={Reza Kh Farahani and Mara H Pina-Benabou and Andreas Kyrozis and A. Mohammed Siddiq and Penha Cristina Barradas and Frances A. Chiu and Leny Alves Cavalcante and James C. K. Lai and Patric K. Stanton and Renato Rozental},
  journal={Glia},
  year={2005},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={
          351-61
        }
}
Our knowledge of astroglia and their physiological and pathophysiological role(s) in the central nervous system (CNS) has grown during the past decade, revealing a complex picture. It is becoming increasingly clear that glia play a significant role in the homeostasis and function of the CNS and that neurons should no longer be considered the only cell type that responds, both rapidly and slowly, to electrochemical activity. We discuss recent advances in the field with an emphasis on the impact… CONTINUE READING
BETA

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 43 CITATIONS

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…