Sci. Signal., 9 November 2010
Science Signaling Podcast: 9 November 2010
R. Douglas Fields1 and Annalisa M. VanHook2
1 Nervous Systems Development and Plasticity Section, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Building 35, Room 2A211, MSC 3713, 35 Lincoln Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
Abstract: This is a conversation with Doug Fields about a Research Article published in the 5 October 2010 issue of Science Signaling. Fields and Ni report that axonal swelling allows neurons to communicate with glia by releasing ATP through volume-activated anion channels. This nonvesicular, nonsynaptic form of communication may mediate activity-dependent communication between neurons and neighboring cells under normal conditions and may play a role in disease.
Citation: R. D. Fields, A. M. VanHook, Science Signaling Podcast: 9 November 2010. Sci. Signal. 3, pc20 (2010).
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