A Role for Astrocytes in Nociception, Nucleus Accumbens Physiology, and REM Sleep Regulation.

Foley, Jeannine.

Abstract: Astrocytes are non-neuronal cells in the nervous system that elevate their intracellular calcium in response to stimuli. Astrocytes express receptors for neurotransmitters and ensheath pre- and post-synaptic neuronal processes. Abundant evidence suggests astrocytes not only detect activity of the synapse, but also release chemicals, termed gliotransmitters, that influence synaptic streng... read more

Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Department of Neuroscience.
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