Neuroglia

SERIES EDITORS:
Alexei Verkhratsky, The University of Manchester
Vladimir Parpura, University of Alabama, Birmingham
This series of e-books is dedicated to the physiology and pathophysiology of neuroglia. It will be valuable for the researchers and workers in the field of neurobiology and medicine in general. Illustrations provided will be suitable for professional presentations and instructional materials by researchers, physicians, teachers and members of the pharmaceutical industry. As the topic of neuroglia is generally overlooked in the majority of neuroscience curricula, this series could fill a need for materials to be used in courses and/or seminars aimed at exploring the role of glia in the brain in health and disease.

Series ISSNs: 2375-9933 (print) and 2375-9917 (electronic)

Editor Bios


Alexander Disease Alexander Disease
Albee Messing
This book offers a comprehensive overview of Alexander disease, a rare and devastating neurological disorder that often affects the white matter of the brain and spinal cord. Its distinctive neuropathology consists of abundant Rosenthal fibers within...
Publication Date: November, 2017

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NG2-Glia (Polydendrocytes) NG2-Glia (Polydendrocytes)
Arthur M. Butt
Classically, the central nervous system (CNS) was considered to contain neurons and three main types of glial cells - astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and microglia. Now, it has been clearly established that NG2-glia are a fourth glial cell type that ar...
Publication Date: October, 2016

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Crucial Role for Astrocytes in Epilepsy Crucial Role for Astrocytes in Epilepsy
Peter Bedner, Christian Steinhauser
This book summarizes current evidence of astrocyte dysfunction in epilepsy and discusses presumed underlying mechanisms. Epilepsy is characterized by the periodic occurrence of seizures. Currently available anticonvulsant drugs and therapies are insu...
Publication Date: August, 2015

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Astroglia and Brain Metabolism Astroglia and Brain Metabolism
Arne Schousboe, Anne B. Walls, Lasse K. Bak, Helle S. Waagepetersen
The present outline of astrocytic metabolic pathways involved in glucose and amino acid metabolism provides detailed information about the enzymatic pathways involved, as well as a description of the basic properties of the enzymes including regulato...
Publication Date: July, 2015

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The Neurovascular Unit and the Role of Astrocytes in the Regulation of Vascular Tone The Neurovascular Unit and the Role of Astrocytes in the Regulation of Vascular Tone
Jessica A. Filosa
Optimal cerebral blood flow is coordinated by functional hyperemia and cerebral autoregulation. These processes ensure that the metabolic demands of the brain are met at all times. Both in vivo and in vitro studies support a role for astrocytes in th...
Publication Date: June, 2015

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Retinal Glia Retinal Glia
Andreas Reichenbach, Andreas Bringmann
In 1851, Heinrich Mueller discovered what he called "radial fibers" and what we now call Mueller cells, as the principal glial cells of the vertebrate retina. Later on, other glial cell types were found in the retina, including astrocytes, microglia,...
Publication Date: March 20, 2015

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Neuroglia in Infectious Brain Diseases Neuroglia in Infectious Brain Diseases
Gwenn Skar, Jessica Snowden
In this book, we present a discussion of the immune functions of neuroglia and their interactions with common infectious diseases in the brain. While most is known about microglia and astrocytes, as are extensively reviewed here, our understanding of...
Publication Date: March 15, 2015

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Physiology of Astroglia Physiology of Astroglia
Alexei Verkhratsky, Vladimir Parpura
Astrocytes can be defined as glia inhabiting the nervous system with the main function in the maintenance of nervous tissue homeostasis. Classified into several types according to their morphological appearance, many of astrocytes form a reticular st...
Publication Date: March 8, 2015

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Enteric Glia Enteric Glia
Brian D. Gulbransen,
The enteric nervous system (ENS) is a complex neural network embedded in the gut wall that orchestrates the reflex behaviors of the intestine. The ENS is often referred to as the “little brain” in the gut because the ENS is more similar in size, ...
Publication Date: 06/01/2014

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Introduction to Neuroglia Introduction to Neuroglia
Alexei Verkhratsky, Vladimir Parpura,
This book is the introduction to a series of e-books dedicated to the physiology and pathophysiology of neuroglia. The topic of neuroglia is generally overlooked in neuroscience curricula across the world, the main attention being focused on the desc...
Publication Date: 02/01/2014

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