Pathological Potential of Neuroglia

Possible New Targets for Medical Intervention

  • Vladimir Parpura
  • Alexei Verkhratsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Alexei Verkhratsky, Vladimir Parpura
    Pages 13-31
  3. Nina Vardjan, Maja Potokar, Matjaž Stenovec, Jernej Jorgačevski, Saša Trkov, Marko Kreft et al.
    Pages 33-60
  4. Michael Brenner, Albee Messing
    Pages 89-105
  5. Christopher R. Dorsett, Candace L. Floyd
    Pages 107-126
  6. Peter Bedner, Christian Steinhäuser
    Pages 155-186
  7. Chiara F. Valori, Liliana Brambilla, Daniela Rossi
    Pages 231-263
  8. Alexei Verkhratsky, Vladimir Parpura, José J. Rodríguez
    Pages 265-291
  9. Vishnu Anand Cuddapah, Harald Sontheimer
    Pages 315-350
  10. Sharon DeMorrow, Roger F Butterworth
    Pages 351-372
  11. Robert E. McCullumsmith, Dan Shan, Stefani Yates, Rosalinda C. Roberts
    Pages 373-395
  12. Kathryn J. Reissner, Peter W. Kalivas
    Pages 397-418
  13. Michael W. Sereda, Robert Fledrich, Ruth M. Stassart
    Pages 437-472
  14. Menachem Hanani, David C Spray
    Pages 473-492
  15. Brian D. Gulbransen, Isola A. M. Brown
    Pages 493-518
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 519-541

About this book


Pathophysiological states, neurological and psychiatric diseases are almost universally considered from the neurocentric point of view, with neurons being the principal cellular element of pathological process. The brain homeostasis, which lies at the fulcrum of healthy brain function, the compromise of which invariably results in dysfunction/disease, however, is entirely controlled by neuroglia. It is becoming clear that neuroglial cells are involved in various aspects of initiation, progression and resolution of neuropathology.  In this book we aim to integrate the body of information that has accumulated in recent years revealing the active role of glia in such pathophysiological processes.  Understanding roles of glial cells in pathology will provide new targets for medical intervention and aide the development of much needed therapeutics. This book will be particularly useful for researchers, students, physicians and psychotherapists working in the field of neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry.


disease glial cells therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Parpura
    • 1
  • Alexei Verkhratsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurobiologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Life SciencesThe University of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom

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