Role of PACAP and VIP in astroglial functions.

  title={Role of PACAP and VIP in astroglial functions.},
  author={Olfa Masmoudi-Kouki and Pierrick Gandolfo and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Castel and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Leprince and Alain Fournier and Agnieszka Dejda and Hubert Vaudry and M. Tonon},
  volume={28 9},
Astrocytes represent at least 50% of the volume of the human brain. Besides their roles in various supportive functions, astrocytes are involved in the regulation of stem cell proliferation, synaptic plasticity and neuroprotection. Astrocytes also influence neuronal physiology by responding to neurotransmitters and neuropeptides and by releasing regulatory factors termed gliotransmitters. In particular, astrocytes express the PACAP-specific receptor PAC1-R and the PACAP/VIP mutual receptors… CONTINUE READING


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