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
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