Receptors for Neurotransmitters and Hormones

Helmut Kettenmann and Christian Steinhäuser

in Neuroglia

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Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195152227
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199865024 | DOI:
                      Receptors for Neurotransmitters and Hormones

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This chapter focuses on the receptors expressed by different types of glial cells for neurotransmitters and hormones. Topics discussed include astrocytes (e.g., ionotropic glutamate receptors, metabotropic glutamate receptors, gamma-aminobutyric acida receptors), oligodendrodcytes (e.g., glutamate receptors, ionotropic gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors, purinergic receptors), and Schwann cells.

Keywords: glial cells; astrocytes; oligodendrodcytes; Schwann cells

Chapter.  11736 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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