Optogenetic Glia Manipulation: Possibilities and Future Prospects

@inproceedings{Cho2016OptogeneticGM,
  title={Optogenetic Glia Manipulation: Possibilities and Future Prospects},
  author={Woo-Hyun Cho and Ellane Barcelon and Sung Joong Lee},
  booktitle={Experimental neurobiology},
  year={2016}
}
Our brains are composed of two distinct cell types: neurons and glia. Emerging data from recent investigations show that glial cells, especially astrocytes and microglia, are able to regulate synaptic transmission and thus brain information processing. This suggests that, not only neuronal activity, but communication between neurons and glia also plays a… CONTINUE READING