Voltage-gated Na+ channels in glia: properties and possible functions.

Abstract

Glial cells are nervous-system cells that have classically been considered to be inexcitable. Despite their lack of electrical excitability, they can express voltage-activated Na+ channels with properties similar to the Na+ channels used by excitable cells to generate action potentials. The functional role that these voltage-activated Na+ channels play in… (More)

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@article{Sontheimer1996VoltagegatedNC, title={Voltage-gated Na+ channels in glia: properties and possible functions.}, author={Harold Sontheimer and J. A. Black and S. G. Waxman}, journal={Trends in neurosciences}, year={1996}, volume={19 8}, pages={325-31} }