Another BOLD role for astrocytes

Coupling blood flow to neural activity

David J. Rossi

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Abstract

Increased local blood flow in response to neural activity is critical for brain function and the basis for functional imaging. Takano et al. now show that in vivo, astrocytes are central in translating neural activity into vasodilation via a mechanism involving COX1 metabolites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalNature Neuroscience
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2006

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Another BOLD role for astrocytes : Coupling blood flow to neural activity. / Rossi, David J.

In: Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 9, No. 2, 02.2006, p. 159-161.

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