chapter  3
44 Pages

- Adhesion Molecules and Their Function in Astrocyte Polarity

In their classic textbook, Kuf¢er and Nichols (1976) summarized the then current hypotheses on neuroglial function as (1) structural support of the nervous system, (2) electrical isolation of neurons, (3) buffering of ionic currents resulting from neural activity, and (4) uptake of neurotransmitters. Since that time, the repertoire of

3.1 Introduction .................................................................................................... 63 3.2 Astrocyte Interactions with the Extracellular Matrix ....................................66