Glial Physiology and Pathophysiology

Glial Physiology and Pathophysiology

Author(s): Alexei Verkhratsky, Arthur Butt

Published Online: 17 FEB 2013 08:45PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470978528

Online ISBN: 9781118402061

DOI: 10.1002/9781118402061

About this Book

Glial Physiology and Pathophysiology provides a comprehensive, advanced text on the biology and pathology of glial cells.

Coverage includes:

  • the morphology and interrelationships between glial cells and neurones in different parts of the nervous systems
  • the cellular physiology of the different kinds of glial cells
  • the mechanisms of intra- and inter-cellular signalling in glial networks
  • the mechanisms of glial-neuronal communications
  • the role of glial cells in synaptic plasticity, neuronal survival and development of nervous system
  • the cellular and molecular mechanisms of metabolic neuronal-glial interactions
  • the role of glia in nervous system pathology, including pathology of glial cells and associated diseases - for example, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Alexander disease and Parkinson's
  • An up-to-date and fully referenced text on the most numerous cells in the human brain
  • Detailed coverage of the morphology and interrelationships between glial cells and neurones in different parts of the nervous system
  • Describes the role of glial cells in neuropathology
  • Focus boxes highlight key points and summarise important facts
  • Companion website with downloadable figures and slides

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