Biology and Pathology of Astrocyte-Neuron Interactions

  • Sergey Fedoroff
  • Bernhard H. J. Juurlink
  • Ronald Doucette

Part of the Altschul Symposia Series book series (ALSS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Metabolic and Ionic Astrocyte-Neuron Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages xi-xi
    2. Daniel M. Philbin Jr., Brunce R. Ransom
      Pages 27-50
    3. Ann H. Cornell-Bell, Anne Williamson
      Pages 51-65
    4. John Garthwaite, Eric Southam, Richard Morris
      Pages 67-73
    5. Sean Murphy, Martha L. Simmons
      Pages 75-81
  3. Regulation of Astrocyte-Neuron Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Bernd Hamprecht, Ralf Dringen, Brigitte Pfeiffer, Georg Kurz
      Pages 83-91
    3. M. O. Kristian Enkvist, Yanping Shao, Ken D. McCarthy
      Pages 93-102
    4. Jean de Vellis
      Pages 141-151
    5. M. Tardy, G. Le Prince, S. Babajko, H. Riol, C. Fages, B. Rolland
      Pages 153-161
  4. Trophic Astrocyte-Neuron Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N2-N2
    2. P. M. Richardson, S. Gupta, S. Carbonetto, R. J. Dunn, R. J. Riopelle
      Pages 173-179
    3. Hana S. Suidan, Denis Monard
      Pages 181-191
    4. Bernard Rogister, Pierre Leprince, Didier Martin, Jean Schoenen, Gustave Moonen
      Pages 193-206
    5. Patricia M. Whitaker-Azmitia, Efrain C. Azmitia
      Pages 207-213
  5. Effects of Cytokines on Neural Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Jean E. Merrill, Andrew C. Charles, Fredricka C. Martin
      Pages 215-227
    3. D. Giulian, Johnson George
      Pages 229-235
    4. Il Yup Chung, Jong Bum Kwon, Etty N. Benveniste
      Pages 237-245
    5. Sergey Fedoroff, Chunhai Hao, Ijaz Ahmed, Larry J. Guilbert
      Pages 247-261
    6. Jack P. Antel, Theodora C. G. Ruijs
      Pages 271-281
  6. Astrocyte Response to Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N4-N4
    2. Samuel David, Rhonda Ness
      Pages 303-312
    3. Albert C. H. Yu, Yuen Ling Lee, Lawrence F. Eng
      Pages 313-325
    4. Claude M. Jacque, Isabelle Suard, Jerome Quinonero, Jean-Leon Tchelingerian, Nicole Baumann, John Booss
      Pages 335-346
  7. Astrocyte Response to Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N5-N5
    2. Robert Balázs, Ole S. Jørgensen
      Pages 383-394
    3. Celia F. Brosnan, Elizabeth Wu, Krzysztof W. Selmaj, Cedric S. Raine
      Pages 395-404
    4. M. D. Norenberg
      Pages 405-416
    5. Richard I. Carp, Richard J. Kascsak, Xuemin Ye, Piotr B. Kozlowski, Rafal Kozielski, Jane F. Diedrich et al.
      Pages 417-429
    6. D. L. Feinstein, E. Galea, B. Rolland, C. Fages, B. Charmeteau, M. Tardy et al.
      Pages 431-447
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 449-458

About this book


This volume is made up of papers presented at the Second International Altschul Symposium: Biology and Pathology of Astrocyte-Neuron Interactions. The symposium was held in Saskatoon, Canada at the University of Saskatchewn in May, 1992 in memory of Rudolf Altschul, a graduate of the University of Prague and a pioneer in the fields of the biology of the vascular and nervous systems. Dr. Altschul was Professor and Head of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Saskatchewan from 1955 to 1963. The Altschul Symposia were made possible by an endowment left by Anni Altschul and by other contributions. The symposia are held biennially. One of the greatest challenges for present day scientists is to uncover the mechanisms of brain function. Although cellular anatomy of the nervous system has already been well outlined and indeed was delineated by the beginning of the century, experimental analysis of the function of the brain is relatively recent. The framework of the brain is made up of stellate cells, the astrocytes, which are interconnected by means of their processes, thus presenting a meshwork through which the neurons send their axons, accompanied by oligodendrocytes. Microglia are distributed throughout the brain.


Nervous System anatomy metabolism morphology neurons

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergey Fedoroff
    • 1
  • Bernhard H. J. Juurlink
    • 1
  • Ronald Doucette
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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