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Voltage-Activated Ion Channels in Glial Cells

Michelle L. Olsen and Harald W. Sontheimer

in Neuroglia

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195152227
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199865024 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152227.003.0009
                      Voltage-Activated Ion Channels in Glial Cells

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This chapter discusses voltage-activated ion channels in glial cells, including sodium channels, calcium channels, and potassium channels. Studies have proven that glial cells contain a large variety of voltage-gated channels that are also commonly found in neurons. However, unlike their neuronal counterparts, these channels do not appear to be engaged in generating short-duration transient electrical signals, but are most likely involved in other fundamental cell biological functions.

Keywords: glial cell; sodium channel; calcium channel; potassium channel

Chapter.  14079 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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