Research Highlight: Modulation of the autonomic nervous system and behaviour by acute glial cell Gq protein-coupled receptor activation in vivo

ENP team leader Cendra Agulhon recently published a new finding in the Journal of Physiology. She and her colleagues found that cells expressing glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) contribute to autonomic functions: heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and saliva formation. Their probative tests also revealed that GFAP cells play a role in generating behavioral activity and motor coordination.

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Agulhon C, Boyt KM, Xie AX, Friocourt F, Roth BL, McCarthy HD. Modulation of the autonomic nervous system and behaviour by acute glial cell Gq protein-coupled receptor activation in vivoJ Physiol. 15 Nov 2013. 591(Pt 22): 5599-609.