Helmut Kettenmann and Bruce R. Ransom

Print publication date: Oct 2004

ISBN: 9780195152227

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Reflecting the dramatic advances in the field since the first edition was published 10 years ago, this resource is the only comprehensive reference on glial cells. The majority of neuroscientists now acknowledge that neuroglia are elemental to most, if not all, brain functions. This second edition covers the entire field of glial research from the basic molecular and cellular structure of these cells to their involvement in neurological diseases including stroke, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. It includes chapters on transmitter release by exocytosis from glia, glia-derived stem cells, glia and synaptic transmission, glia and axon guidance, mechanisms of glial injury, and the roles of glia in different diseases.

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