Novel insights into gliotransmitters.

  title={Novel insights into gliotransmitters.},
  author={Francesco Petrelli and Paola Bezzi},
  journal={Current opinion in pharmacology},
It is becoming increasingly clear that astrocytes play an active role in neural communications by releasing neuro-active gliotransmitters into extra-cellular spaces, where they act on neighbouring neurons in order to modulate synaptic transmission and plasticity, and affect behaviour. However, in terms of cell biology, our knowledge of the mechanisms governing the secretion of gliotransmitters is so much less detailed than our knowledge of those governing neurotransmitters that it has even been… CONTINUE READING