Modulation of mechanically induced calcium waves in hippocampal astroglial cells. Inhibitory effects of alpha 1-adrenergic stimulation.

@article{Muyderman1998ModulationOM,
  title={Modulation of mechanically induced calcium waves in hippocampal astroglial cells. Inhibitory effects of alpha 1-adrenergic stimulation.},
  author={H Muyderman and Michael J Nilsson and Fredrik Blomstrand and Sarah Khatibi and Tommy Olsson and Elisabeth Hansson and Lars R{\"o}nnb{\"a}ck},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1998},
  volume={793 1-2},
  pages={127-35}
}
The effects of different adrenoceptor agonists were investigated on mechanically induced Ca2+ waves in astroglial cells in astroglial-neuronal mixed cultures from rat hippocampus. In the initial part of the study some properties of the waves were characterized. The results show that the initiation of the Ca2+ waves was not critically dependent on extracellular Ca2+ but both the calcium signal and the propagation area of the calcium wave were significantly reduced when the experiments were… CONTINUE READING