Astrocytes in endocannabinoid signalling.

  title={Astrocytes in endocannabinoid signalling.},
  author={Marta Navarrete and Adolfo D{\'i}ez and Alfonso Araque},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={369 1654},
Astrocytes are emerging as integral functional components of synapses, responding to synaptically released neurotransmitters and regulating synaptic transmission and plasticity. Thus, they functionally interact with neurons establishing tripartite synapses: a functional concept that refers to the existence of communication between astrocytes and neurons and its crucial role in synaptic function. Here, we discuss recent evidence showing that astrocytes are involved in the endocannabinoid (ECB… CONTINUE READING
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