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Author Scemes, Eliana

Title Astrocytes : wiring the brain
Published Hoboken : CRC Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (425 pages)
Series Frontiers in Neuroscience
Frontiers in neuroscience.
Contents Front Cover; Contents; Series Preface; Preface: The Astrocyte: A Polarized Cell; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Chapter 1 -- Mature Protoplasmic Mammalian Astrocytes: Morphology, Interrelationships, and Implications for Function; Chapter 2 -- Biomarkers of Astrocyte Microdomains: Focus on Gap Junctions, Purinergic Receptors, and Aquaporins; Chapter 3 -- Adhesion Molecules and Their Function in Astrocyte Polarity; Chapter 4 -- Contribution of Astrocytes to CNS Immunity: Roles of Pattern Recognition Receptors (PRRs); Chapter 5 -- Neuroglial Networks: Glial Wiring Also Matters
Chapter 6 -- Astrocyte-Neuron Communication: What Goes Wrong in Pathology?Chapter 8 -- Oligodendrocytes: Gateway to the Panglial Syncytium; Chapter 9 -- Microglia and Non-CNS Cells in Paracrine Signaling and CNS Immunity: Effects of Pathogens, Age, and Life History; Chapter 10 -- Astrocytes in Epilepsy; Chapter 11 -- Astrocyte Involvement in the Acquired Demyelinating Diseases; Chapter 13 -- The Role of Glial Pathology in Autism; Chapter 14 -- Astrocytes in Major Depressive Disorder and Schizophrenia: Pathophysiological and Therapeutic Aspects; Back Cover
Summary Astrocytes play diverse roles in central nervous system (CNS) function and dysfunction, and the connections that the astrocyte makes with other cells of the brain are essential for a variety of important neural tasks. Bringing together contributions from international experts at the top of their field, Astrocytes: Wiring the Brain emphasizes cellular connections and surveys the most current findings on astrocyte activity. The first section of the book identifies major astrocyte biomarkers and describes how they define the different connectivity domains. Next, the book examines the role of thes
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Subject Astrocytes -- Physiology
Central nervous system -- Physiology
Central nervous system -- Diseases -- Pathophysiology
Mental illness -- Pathophysiology
Central nervous system -- Diseases.
Central Nervous System Diseases
MEDICAL -- Neuroscience.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology.
Central nervous system -- Physiology
Mental illness -- Pathophysiology
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781439825853