Helmut Kettenmann and Bruce R. Ransom

Print publication date: Dec 2012

ISBN: 9780199794591

Publisher: Oxford University Press


This resource is the long-awaited new revision of the most highly regarded reference volume on glial cells, and has been completely revised, greatly enlarged, and enhanced with full color figures throughout. Neglected in research for years, it is now evident that the brain only functions in a concerted action of all the cells, namely glia and neurons. Seventy one chapters comprehensively discuss virtually every aspect of normal glial cell anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and function, and consider the central roles of these cells in neurological diseases including stroke, Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, neuropathy, and psychiatric conditions. With more than 20 new chapters it addresses the massive growth of knowledge about the basic biology of glia and the sophisticated manner in which they partner with neurons in the course of normal brain function.

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