In contrast, low adenosine increased the transmission of nerve impulses. The modulation of neuronal activity by regulating the levels of adenosine in the synapse may explain the nature of wake – to – sleep transitions during periods of drowsiness. – The next step is to study the behavior of these mice during manipulation of adenosine in the brain, says Haydon.

‘Astrocytes are not just the ‘kitchen cells of the brain, providing nutritional support, but also help the neurons talk to each other. ‘Haydon and his colleagues published their findings in the journal Science last week.. – Dr Geraldine Strathdee,A key finding ofn the brain cross-talk, University of Pennsylvania School of MedicineResearchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have demonstrated that star-shaped glial cells in the brain directly involved as astrocytes in regulating communication between neurons. A key finding of this study is that the level of an astrocyte signaling molecule called adenosine, which believed that of the wake – of the wake – to – sleep transitions and epileptic seizures. ‘This finding can neuroscientists radically alter their view of the role of astrocytes as merely supportive to active and instruction with neurons,’explains senior author Philip G.Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in an broad range of interventional medical specialties. For more information you can visit:.

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