Astrocyte Ca2+ signalling: an unexpected complexity

Review, Article English OPEN
Volterra, Andrea; Liaudet, Nicolas; Savtchouk, Iaroslav;
  • Journal: NATURE REVIEWS NEUROSCIENCE (issn: 1471-003X, eissn: 1471-0048)
  • Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1038/nrn3725
  • Subject: Synapses/physiology | Calcium/metabolism | Calcium Signaling/physiology | Astrocytes/physiology | Astrocytes/ultrastructure | Brain/cytology | Animals; Astrocytes/physiology; Astrocytes/ultrastructure; Brain/cytology; Calcium/metabolism; Calcium Signaling/physiology; Humans; Synapses/physiology

Astrocyte Ca(2+) signalling has been proposed to link neuronal information in different spatial-temporal dimensions to achieve a higher level of brain integration. However, some discrepancies in the results of recent studies challenge this view and highlight key insuffi... View more