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Glial Neuronal Signaling : Falk Symposium - Glenn I. Hatton

Glial Neuronal Signaling

Falk Symposium

By: Glenn I. Hatton (Editor), Vladimir Parpura (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2004
ISBN: 9781402079368
Number Of Pages: 441

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"Glial Neuronal Signaling" fills a need for a monograph/textbook to be used in advanced courses or graduate seminars aimed at exploring glial - neuronal interactions. Even experts in the field will find useful the authoritative summaries of evidence on ion channels and transporters in glia, genes involved in signaling during development, metabolic cross talk and cooperation between astrocytes and neurons, to mention only a few of the timely summaries of a wide range of glial - neuronal interactions. There is no comparable title on the market currently. The chapters are written by the top researchers in the field of glial-neuronal signaling, and cover the most current advances in this field. The book will also be of value to the workers in the field of cell biology in general. Illustrations included in the accompanying CD are suitable for professional presentations and instructional materials by researchers, physicians, teachers and members of pharmaceutical industry. When we think about the brainwe usually,think about neurons. Although there are 100 billion neurons in mammalian brain, these cells do not constitute a majority. Quite the contrary, glial cells and other non-neuronal cells are 10-50 times more numerous than neurons. This book is meant to integrate the emerging body of information that has been accumulating, revealing the interactive nature of the brain's two major neural cell types, neurons and glia, in brain function. The text is supported by the CD containing all pictures, including color, tables and movies

List of contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
The glial-neuronal interactions and signaling: an introductionp. 1
Gene function in glial-neuronal interactionsp. 21
Structural association of glia with the various compartments of neuronsp. 53
Morphological plasticity of astroglial/neuronal interactions: functional implicationsp. 99
Astroglia as a modulation interface between meninges and neuronsp. 125
Expression and possible functions of glutamate and GABA receptors in glial cells from the hippocampusp. 163
Ion channels in astrocytesp. 187
Specialized channels in astrocytesp. 215
Glutamate uptake by astrogliap. 239
pH regulation and acid/base-mediated transport in glial cellsp. 263
Glial-neuronal interactions and brain energy metabolismp. 279
Calcium signaling in gliap. 297
Astrocyte gap junctions and glutamate-induced neurotoxicityp. 323
Mechanism and significance of astrocytic Ca[superscript 2+] signalingp. 349
Glutamate-mediated bi-directional signaling between neurons and astrocytesp. 365
The regulated release of transmitters from astrocytesp. 397
Role of astrocytes in the formation, maturation and maintenance of synapsesp. 417
Indexp. 437
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ISBN: 9781402079368
ISBN-10: 1402079362
Series: Falk Symposium
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 441
Published: 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.9