Astrocyte-induced modulation of synaptic transmission.


The idea that astrocytes simply provide structural and trophic support to neurons has been challenged by recent evidence demonstrating that astrocytes exhibit a form of excitability and communication based on intracellular Ca2+ variations and intercellular Ca2+ waves, which can be initiated by neuronal activity. These astrocyte Ca2+ variations have now been… (More)


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@article{Araque1999AstrocyteinducedMO, title={Astrocyte-induced modulation of synaptic transmission.}, author={Alfonso Araque and R P Sanzgiri and Vladimir Parpura and Phillip G. Haydon}, journal={Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology}, year={1999}, volume={77 9}, pages={699-706} }