Calcium inside astrocytes responds to sensory input

Here is a paper showing that “whisker stimulation evokes increases in astrocytic cytosolic calcium (Ca2+) within the barrel cortex of adult mice”.

Wang X, Lou N, Xu Q, Tian GF, Peng WG, Han X, Kang J, Takano T, Nedergaard M.
Astrocytic Ca2+ signaling evoked by sensory stimulation in vivo.
Nat Neurosci. 2006 Jun;9(6):816-23.

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