The medial habenula contains a specific nonstellate subtype of astrocyte expressing the ectonucleotidase NTPDase2.

Abstract

ATP-mediated synaptic transmission represents the only transmitter-gated Ca(2+)-entry pathway in neurons of the rodent medial habenula. In addition to direct purinergic receptor-mediated synaptic inputs, the medial habenula contains purinergic systems that modulate synaptic transmission. Purinergic signaling is modulated or terminated by ectonucleotidase… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/glia.22402

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