Astrocytes process synaptic information.

  title={Astrocytes process synaptic information.},
  author={Alfonso Araque},
  journal={Neuron glia biology},
  volume={4 1},
Astrocytes were classically considered as simple supportive cells for neurons without a significant role in information processing by the nervous system. However, considerable amounts of evidence obtained by several groups during the past years demonstrated the existence of a bidirectional communication between astrocytes and neurons, which prompted a re-examination of the role of astrocytes in the physiology of the nervous system. While neurons base their excitability on electrical signals… CONTINUE READING

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