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Institute of Neuroscience


Role of astrocytes in brain function and dysfuction



  • Ding S, Fellin T, Zhu Y, Lee SY, Auberson YP, Meaney DF, Coulter DA, Carmignoto G, Haydon PG (2007) Enhanced astrocytic Ca2+ signals contribute to neuronal excitotoxicity after status epilepticus. J. Neurosci. 27:10674-84.
  • Fellin T, Gomez-Gonzalo M, Gobbo S, Carmignoto G, Haydon PG (2006) Astrocytic glutamate is not necessary for the generation of epileptiform neuronal activity in hippocampal slices. J. Neurosci. 26:9312-22.
  • Haydon PG, Carmignoto G (2006) Astrocyte control of synaptic transmission and neurovascular coupling. Physiol. Rev. 86:1009-31.
  • Carmignoto G, Fellin T (0) Glutamate release from astrocytes as a non-synaptic mechanism for neuronal synchronization in the hippocampus. J. Physiol. Paris 99:98-102.
  • Fellin T, Pascual O, Gobbo S, Pozzan T, Haydon PG, Carmignoto G (2004) Neuronal synchrony mediated by astrocytic glutamate through activation of extrasynaptic NMDA receptors. Neuron 43:729-43.


2008–2011 VII Framework Program. Call ID "FP7-HEALTH-2007-A" NeuroGlia - "Molecular and cellular investigation of neuron-astroglia interactions: Understanding brain function and dysfunction"
2008–2011 Telethon Italia. Coordinator Multicentric Project N. GGP07278 "Dysregulated neuron-astrocyte cooperative actions in neuronal hypersynchrony and neurovascular coupling in acquired and genetic models of epilepsy"
2007–2010 Fondazione Cariparo Progetti di Eccellenza. "Physiopathology of the synapse: neurotransmitters, neurotoxins and novel therapies"


  • Marco de Curtis, Istituto Neurologico Besta, Milano, Italy.
  • Philip G. Haydon, Tuff University, Boston, USA.
  • Gian Michele Ratto, NEST, Pisa, Italy.
  • Flora Vaccarino, Yale, New Haven, USA.
  • Stefano Vicini, Georgetown University, Washington, USA.
  • Daniela Pietrobon, University of Padova, Italy.


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Giorgio Carmignoto

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