Plasmalemmal and mitochondrial Na(+) -Ca(2+) exchange in neuroglia.

  title={Plasmalemmal and mitochondrial Na(+) -Ca(2+) exchange in neuroglia.},
  author={Vladimir Parpura and Israel Sekler and Robert Fern},
  volume={64 10},
In the absence of the electrical signaling for which neurons are so highly specialized, GLIA rely on the slow propagation of ionic signals to mediate network events such as Ca(2+) and Na(+) waves. Glia differ from neurons in another important way, they are replete with a high density of ionic-transport proteins that are essential for them to fulfil their basic functions as guardians of the intra and extra-cellular milieux. Both the signaling and the homeostatic properties of glial cells are… CONTINUE READING
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