Neural Plasticity

Glial Plasticity


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Published

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1University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

2Munroe-Meyer Institute, Omaha, USA

3Aston University, Birmingham, UK


Glial Plasticity

Description

There is growing consensus that glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and NG2 cells, and microglia) can contribute actively and dynamically to information processing in the CNS. To date, most research has focussed on how glia modulates neuronal function throughout development: from synaptogenesis and synapse remodelling to control of synaptic plasticity and excitability. However, evidence is also accumulating for the reciprocal phenomenon of neuronal activity triggering short- and long-term changes in glial function. Glial plasticity can manifest itself in a change in the strength of neuron-glial communication, in the strength of gliotransmission, in the morphology of glia, and in their anatomical connectivity to the neuronal network and microvasculature. Characterization of the induction mechanisms, computational rules, and functional consequences of glial plasticity will help us understand how dynamic bidirectional communication between neurons and glia shapes long-term changes in neurophysiology.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that contribute to our understanding of plasticity in the glial cell family.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Plasticity in the strength of neuron-glial communication
  • Plasticity in gliotransmitter release
  • Plasticity in glial-glial communication
  • Plasticity in glial-vascular coupling
  • Plasticity in glial morphology (spatial territory and interactions with neurons)
  • Alterations in glial signalling during CNS inflammation and neuropathology

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 723891
  • - Editorial

Glial Plasticity

Tomas C. Bellamy | Anna Dunaevsky | H. Rheinallt Parri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 689404
  • - Review Article

Fractalkine Signaling and Microglia Functions in the Developing Brain

Isabelle Arnoux | Etienne Audinat
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 732014
  • - Review Article

Astrocyte and Neuronal Plasticity in the Somatosensory System

Robert E. Sims | John B. Butcher | ... | Stanislaw Glazewski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 694347
  • - Research Article

Astroglial Plasticity Is Implicated in Hippocampal Remodelling in Adult Rats Exposed to Antenatal Dexamethasone

Vishvesh H. Shende | Simon McArthur | ... | Jolanta Opacka-Juffry
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 787396
  • - Review Article

Glutamatergic Transmission: A Matter of Three

Zila Martínez-Lozada | Arturo Ortega
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 683490
  • - Research Article

Multiscale Modeling Indicates That Temperature Dependent [Ca2+]i Spiking in Astrocytes Is Quantitatively Consistent with Modulated SERCA Activity

Niko Komin | Mahsa Moein | ... | Alexander Skupin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 938023
  • - Research Article

Motor-Skill Learning Is Dependent on Astrocytic Activity

Ragunathan Padmashri | Anand Suresh | ... | Anna Dunaevsky
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 109106
  • - Review Article

Activity-Dependent Plasticity of Astroglial Potassium and Glutamate Clearance

Giselle Cheung | Jérémie Sibille | ... | Nathalie Rouach
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 765792
  • - Review Article

Plasticity of Neuron-Glial Transmission: Equipping Glia for Long-Term Integration of Network Activity

Wayne Croft | Katharine L. Dobson | Tomas C. Bellamy
Neural Plasticity
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