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Neuromodulation via the Cerebrospinal Fluid: Insights from Recent in Vitro Studies.

Journal article
Authors Andreas Björefeldt
Sebastian Illes
Henrik Zetterberg
Eric Hanse
Published in Frontiers in neural circuits
Volume 12
ISSN 1662-5110
Publication year 2018
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Physiology
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Language en
Links dx.doi.org/10.3389/fncir.2018.00005
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...
Subject categories Neurochemistry

Abstract

The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) occupies the brain's ventricles and subarachnoid space and, together with the interstitial fluid (ISF), forms a continuous fluidic network that bathes all cells of the central nervous system (CNS). As such, the CSF is well positioned to actively distribute neuromodulators to neural circuitsin vivovia volume transmission. Recentin vitroexperimental work in brain slices and neuronal cultures has shown that human CSF indeed contains neuromodulators that strongly influence neuronal activity. Here we briefly summarize these new findings and discuss their potential relevance to neural circuits in health and disease.

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