Emerging role for astroglial networks in information processing: from synapse to behavior

@article{Pannasch2013EmergingRF,
  title={Emerging role for astroglial networks in information processing: from synapse to behavior},
  author={Ulrike Pannasch and Nathalie Rouach},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={36},
  pages={405-417}
}
Astrocytes contribute to neurotransmission through a variety of mechanisms ranging from synapse isolation to active signaling. Astroglial involvement in neurophysiology has been mostly investigated at the single-cell level. However, a unique feature of astrocytes is their high level of intercellular connectivity mediated by connexins, the proteins forming gap junction (GJ) channels. These astroglial GJ circuits enable the rapid intercellular exchange of ions, metabolites, and neuroactive… CONTINUE READING

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