Chapter 9. General Pathophysiology of Glia

  1. Alexei Verkhratsky1 and
  2. Arthur Butt2

Published Online: 5 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470517796.ch9

Glial Neurobiology: A Textbook

Glial Neurobiology: A Textbook

How to Cite

Verkhratsky, A. and Butt, A. (2007) General Pathophysiology of Glia, in Glial Neurobiology: A Textbook, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470517796.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Manchester, USA

  2. 2

    University of Portsmouth, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 SEP 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 JUN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470015643

Online ISBN: 9780470517796

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Keywords:

  • glia - normal biology;
  • glial cells in brain pathology;
  • reactive astrogliosis;
  • Wallerian degeneration;
  • endogenous brain defence and immune system;
  • microglia activation;
  • informational processing;
  • microglia for protection and destruction;
  • isomorphic astrogliosis;
  • ‘off-signals’ and neuronal firing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Reactive astrogliosis

  • Wallerian degeneration

  • Activation of microglia