Andrea Volterra

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Affiliation: University of Lausanne
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Glial modulation of synaptic transmission in the hippocampus
    Andrea Volterra
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Glia 47:249-57. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Astrocytes, from brain glue to communication elements: the revolution continues
    Andrea Volterra
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 9, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Neurosci 6:626-40. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Local Ca2+ detection and modulation of synaptic release by astrocytes
    Maria Amalia Di Castro
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Nat Neurosci 14:1276-84. 2011
  4. doi request reprint TNFα controls glutamatergic gliotransmission in the hippocampal dentate gyrus
    Mirko Santello
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Neuron 69:988-1001. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Glutamate exocytosis from astrocytes controls synaptic strength
    Pascal Jourdain
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 9, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Nat Neurosci 10:331-9. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Astrocyte Ca²⁺ signalling: an unexpected complexity
    Andrea Volterra
    Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 9, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Neurosci 15:327-35. 2014
  7. ncbi request reprint P2Y1 receptor-evoked glutamate exocytosis from astrocytes: control by tumor necrosis factor-alpha and prostaglandins
    Maria Domercq
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 9, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Biol Chem 281:30684-96. 2006
  8. doi request reprint TNFα in synaptic function: switching gears
    Mirko Santello
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 9, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Trends Neurosci 35:638-47. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Glutamate release from astrocytes in physiological conditions and in neurodegenerative disorders characterized by neuroinflammation
    Sabino Vesce
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 9, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Int Rev Neurobiol 82:57-71. 2007
  10. doi request reprint SNARE protein expression in synaptic terminals and astrocytes in the adult hippocampus: a comparative analysis
    Vanessa Schubert
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Glia 59:1472-88. 2011

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Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint Glial modulation of synaptic transmission in the hippocampus
    Andrea Volterra
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Glia 47:249-57. 2004
    ..In this review, we will focus specifically on the hippocampus and sum up evidence of bidirectional communication between astrocytes and neurons emerging from recent studies using acute slice preparations...
  2. ncbi request reprint Astrocytes, from brain glue to communication elements: the revolution continues
    Andrea Volterra
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 9, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Neurosci 6:626-40. 2005
    ..Examples of their specific and essential roles in normal physiological processes have begun to accumulate, and the number of diseases known to involve defective astrocytes is increasing...
  3. doi request reprint Local Ca2+ detection and modulation of synaptic release by astrocytes
    Maria Amalia Di Castro
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Nat Neurosci 14:1276-84. 2011
    ..These data provide direct evidence that astrocytes are integrated in local synaptic functioning in adult brain...
  4. doi request reprint TNFα controls glutamatergic gliotransmission in the hippocampal dentate gyrus
    Mirko Santello
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Neuron 69:988-1001. 2011
    ..These findings demonstrate that gliotransmission and its synaptic effects are controlled not only by astrocyte [Ca(2+)](i) elevations but also by permissive/homeostatic factors like TNFα...
  5. ncbi request reprint Glutamate exocytosis from astrocytes controls synaptic strength
    Pascal Jourdain
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 9, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Nat Neurosci 10:331-9. 2007
    ..Thus, we provide the first combined functional and ultrastructural evidence for a physiological control of synaptic activity via exocytosis of glutamate from astrocytes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Astrocyte Ca²⁺ signalling: an unexpected complexity
    Andrea Volterra
    Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 9, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Nat Rev Neurosci 15:327-35. 2014
    ..This newly revealed complexity needs to be attentively considered in order to understand how astrocytes may contribute to brain information processing. ..
  7. ncbi request reprint P2Y1 receptor-evoked glutamate exocytosis from astrocytes: control by tumor necrosis factor-alpha and prostaglandins
    Maria Domercq
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 9, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    J Biol Chem 281:30684-96. 2006
    ..The identified pathway may play physiological roles in glial-glial and glial-neuronal communication...
  8. doi request reprint TNFα in synaptic function: switching gears
    Mirko Santello
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 9, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Trends Neurosci 35:638-47. 2012
    ..This functional switch may contribute to cognitive alterations in several brain pathologies...
  9. ncbi request reprint Glutamate release from astrocytes in physiological conditions and in neurodegenerative disorders characterized by neuroinflammation
    Sabino Vesce
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 9, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Int Rev Neurobiol 82:57-71. 2007
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  10. doi request reprint SNARE protein expression in synaptic terminals and astrocytes in the adult hippocampus: a comparative analysis
    Vanessa Schubert
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Glia 59:1472-88. 2011
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  11. pmc The Ca(V)3.3 calcium channel is the major sleep spindle pacemaker in thalamus
    Simone Astori
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, CH 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:13823-8. 2011
    ..Together, these data identify a central role for Ca(V)3.3 channels in the rhythmogenic properties of the sleep-spindle generator and provide a molecular target to elucidate the roles of sleep spindles for brain function and development...
  12. ncbi request reprint Astrocytes contain a vesicular compartment that is competent for regulated exocytosis of glutamate
    Paola Bezzi
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, and Cellular Imaging Facility UNIL CHUV Technological Development Unit, Switzerland
    Nat Neurosci 7:613-20. 2004
    ..These data document the existence of a Ca(2+)-dependent quantal glutamate release activity in glia that was previously considered to be specific to synapses...
  13. ncbi request reprint Astrocytes: powering memory
    Paola Bezzi
    Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon, 9 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Cell 144:644-5. 2011
    ..Suzuki et al. (2011) show that astrocytes, glial cells of the brain, play a necessary role in this program by converting glycogen to lactate and transporting it to neurons...
  14. ncbi request reprint Defective tumor necrosis factor-alpha-dependent control of astrocyte glutamate release in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer disease
    Daniela Rossi
    Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Center of Excellence on Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Milan, Via Balzaretti, 9, 20133 Milan, Italy
    J Biol Chem 280:42088-96. 2005
    ..Reduced expression of DENN/MADD, a mediator of TNFalpha-PG coupling, might account for the defect. Alteration of this neuromodulatory astrocytic pathway is described here for the first time in relation to Alzheimer disease...
  15. ncbi request reprint Glial control of synaptic function
    Eric A Newman
    Glia 47:207-8. 2004