We propose a functional mathematical model for neuron-astrocyte networks. The model incorporates elements of the tripartite synapse and the spatial branching structure of coupled astrocytes. We consider glutamate-induced calcium signaling as a specific mode of excitability and transmission in astrocytic-neuronal networks. We reproduce local and global dynamical patterns observed experimentally.
|Journal||Journal of Biological Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
- Tripartite synapse
- Calcium waves