Tripartite synapses: glia, the unacknowledged partner

@article{Araque1999TripartiteSG,
  title={Tripartite synapses: glia, the unacknowledged partner},
  author={A. Araque and V. Parpura and R. P. Sanzgiri and P. Haydon},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={22},
  pages={208-215}
}
  • A. Araque, V. Parpura, +1 author P. Haydon
  • Published 1999
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in Neurosciences
  • According to the classical view of the nervous system, the numerically superior glial cells have inferior roles in that they provide an ideal environment for neuronal-cell function. However, there is a wave of new information suggesting that glia are intimately involved in the active control of neuronal activity and synaptic neurotransmission. Recent evidence shows that glia respond to neuronal activity with an elevation of their internal Ca2+ concentration, which triggers the release of… CONTINUE READING
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