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Voltage-Activated Ion Channels in Glial Cells 

Voltage-Activated Ion Channels in Glial Cells
Chapter:
Voltage-Activated Ion Channels in Glial Cells
Source:
Neuroglia (2 ed.)
Author(s):

Michelle L. Olsen

and Harald W. Sontheimer

DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152227.003.0009

This chapter discusses voltage-activated ion channels in glial cells, including sodium channels, calcium channels, and potassium channels. Studies have proven that glial cells contain a large variety of voltage-gated channels that are also commonly found in neurons. However, unlike their neuronal counterparts, these channels do not appear to be engaged in generating short-duration transient electrical signals, but are most likely involved in other fundamental cell biological functions.

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