Glial Cells in Health and Disease of the CNS

  • Rommy von Bernhardi

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 949)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rommy von Bernhardi, Jaime Eugenín-von Bernhardi, Betsi Flores, Jaime Eugenín León
    Pages 1-24
  3. Glial Cell Function in the Healthy Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Jaime Eugenín-von Bernhardi, Leda Dimou
      Pages 27-45
    3. Fernando Peña-Ortega, Ana Julia Rivera-Angulo, Jonathan Julio Lorea-Hernández
      Pages 47-66
    4. Rommy von Bernhardi, Florencia Heredia, Nicole Salgado, Paola Muñoz
      Pages 67-92
    5. Jaime Eugenín León, María José Olivares, Sebastián Beltrán-Castillo
      Pages 109-145
    6. Bernardo Castellano, Mar Bosch-Queralt, Beatriz Almolda, Nàdia Villacampa, Berta González
      Pages 147-165
  4. Glial Cell Dysfunction and Pathological Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Francisca Cornejo, Rommy von Bernhardi
      Pages 205-226
    3. Silvia Olivera-Bravo, Eugenia Isasi, Anabel Fernández, Gabriela Casanova, Juan Carlos Rosillo, Luigi Barbeito
      Pages 227-243
    4. Anna Carolina Carvalho da Fonseca, Rackele Amaral, Celina Garcia, Luiz Henrique Geraldo, Diana Matias, Flavia Regina Souza Lima
      Pages 245-261
    5. Verónica Murta, Carina Ferrari
      Pages 263-285
    6. Adrián Sandoval-Hernández, María José Contreras, Jenny Jaramillo, Gonzalo Arboleda
      Pages 287-310
    7. Penha Cristina Barradas, Tiago Savignon, Alex C. Manhães, Frank Tenório, Alan P. da Costa, Marta C. Cunha-Rodrigues et al.
      Pages 333-345
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 347-348

About this book


A timely overview covering the three major types of glial cells in the central nervous system - astrocytes, microglia, and oligodendrocytes. New findings on glia biology are overturning a century of conventional thinking about how the brain operates and are expanding our knowledge about information processing in the brain. The book will present recent research findings on the role of glial cells in both healthy function and disease. It will comprehensively cover a broad spectrum of topics while remaining compact in size.


aging cytotoxicity disease mechanisms glial cells neurodegenerative disease neuroinflammation

Editors and affiliations

  • Rommy von Bernhardi
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine Professor of NeurologyPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile

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