Radially expanding transglial calcium waves in the intact cerebellum.

@article{Hoogland2009RadiallyET,
  title={Radially expanding transglial calcium waves in the intact cerebellum.},
  author={Tycho M Hoogland and Bernd Kuhn and Werner G{\"o}bel and Wenying Huang and Junichi Nakai and Fritjof Helmchen and Jane Flint and Samuel S-H Wang},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 9},
  pages={3496-501}
}
Multicellular glial calcium waves may locally regulate neural activity or brain energetics. Here, we report a diffusion-driven astrocytic signal in the normal, intact brain that spans many astrocytic processes in a confined volume without fully encompassing any one cell. By using 2-photon microscopy in rodent cerebellar cortex labeled with fluorescent indicator dyes or the calcium-sensor protein G-CaMP2, we discovered spontaneous calcium waves that filled approximately ellipsoidal domains of… CONTINUE READING

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