Astrocytes get in the act in epilepsy

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Neurons in the brain of individuals with focal epilepsy exhibit sustained discharges, called paroxysmal depolarization shifts. Unexpected new evidence indicates that glutamate release from glia can generate these events, and may serve to synchronize the activity of neurons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)919-920
Number of pages2
JournalNature Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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