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Glia and Synaptic Transmission

Eric A. Newman

in Neuroglia

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Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195152227
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199865024 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152227.003.0028
                      Glia and Synaptic Transmission

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This chapter reviews recent evidence defining glial-neuronal interactions at the tripartite synapse. Topics covered include structure of the tripartite synapse, neuronal activation of glial cells, glial modulation of synaptic transmission, and indirect mechanisms of glial modulation of synaptic transmission.

Keywords: glial cells; glial-neuronal interactions; tripartite synapse; synaptic transmission; glial modulation

Chapter.  8883 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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