Glial calcium: homeostasis and signaling function.

@article{Verkhratsky1998GlialCH,
  title={Glial calcium: homeostasis and signaling function.},
  author={Alexej Verkhratsky and Richard K. Orkand and Helmut Kettenmann},
  journal={Physiological reviews},
  year={1998},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={
          99-141
        }
}
Glial cells respond to various electrical, mechanical, and chemical stimuli, including neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, and hormones, with an increase in intracellular Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i). The increases exhibit a variety of temporal and spatial patterns. These [Ca2+]i responses result from the coordinated activity of a number of molecular cascades responsible for Ca2+ movement into or out of the cytoplasm either by way of the extracellular space or intracellular stores… 

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