Astrocytes - their role in neuronal communication

client: Prof. Andrea Volterra and Dr. Mirko Santello, Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne

Astrocytes have a central role in the management of neuron signals. The signalling is based on glutamate transmissions between astrocytes and neuronal synapses. It is shown the importance of the cytokine TNFalpha in this exchange. The research was done at the University of Lausanne.