Glial Neurobiology [1ed.]0470517409, 9780470517406, 0470015640, 9780470015643, 9780470513071

Author : Alexei Verkhratsky, Arthur Butt
"""Description:""This volume is a very valuable and much needed contribution."" Quarterly Review of BiologyAT LAST - A comprehensive, accessible textbook on glial neurobiology!Glial cells are the most numerous cells in the human brain but for many years have attracted little scientific attention. Neurophysiologists concentrated their research efforts instead, on neurones and neuronal networks because it was thought that they were the key elements responsible for higher brain function. Recent advances, however, indicate this isnt exactly the case. Not only are astroglial cells the stem elements from which neurones are born, but they also control the development, functional activity and death of neuronal circuits. These ground-breaking developments have revolutionized our understanding of the human brain and the complex interrelationship of glial and neuronal networks in health and disease.Features of this book:an accessible introduction to glial neurobiology including an overview of glial cell function and its active role in neural processes, brain function and nervous system pathologyan exploration of all the major types of glial cells including: the astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and microglia of the ACNS and Schwann cells of the peripheral nervous system
Categories: Biology Biophysics
Year :2007
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Language : English
N° Of Pages : 230[232]
File Info : pdf 8 Mb