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Cerebral PlasticityNew Perspectives$
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Leo M. Chalupa, Nicoletta Berardi, Matteo Caleo, Lucia Galli-Resta, and Tommaso Pizzorusso

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015233

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.001.0001

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Neuron-Astrocyte Partnership in Brain Function and Dysfunction

Neuron-Astrocyte Partnership in Brain Function and Dysfunction

(p.113) 10 Neuron-Astrocyte Partnership in Brain Function and Dysfunction
Cerebral Plasticity

Carmignoto Giorgio

Gomez-Gónzalo Marta

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This chapter provides a brief overview of the “historical” findings and some of the most relevant observations that advance the understanding of the amazing complexity of neuron-astrocyte partnership in the function of the brain. It describes the role of astrocyte in behavior. It discusses the role of astrocytes in epilepsy. This chapter suggests that astrocytes might hold the key to understanding the pathogenesis of brain disorders. It looks at the role of astrocytes in the processing of sensory information and in the genesis of brain disorders.

Keywords:   neuron, astrocyte, brain, epilepsy, pathogenesis, brain disorders, sensory information

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