Glia: listening and talking to the synapse

  title={Glia: listening and talking to the synapse},
  author={P. Haydon},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • P. Haydon
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • Glial cells are emerging from the background to become more prominent in our thinking about integration in the nervous system. Given that glial cells associated with synapses integrate neuronal inputs and can release transmitters that modulate synaptic activity, it is time to rethink our understanding of the wiring diagram of the nervous system. It is no longer appropriate to consider solely neuron–neuron connections; we also need to develop a view of the intricate web of active connections… CONTINUE READING
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