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Research Article

Astrocytes Optimize the Synaptic Transmission of Information

  • Suhita Nadkarni,

    Affiliation: Center of Theoretical Biological Physics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Peter Jung mail,

    jung@helios.phy.ohiou.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Herbert Levine

    Affiliation: Center of Theoretical Biological Physics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Published: May 30, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000088

About the Authors

Suhita Nadkarni, Herbert Levine
Center of Theoretical Biological Physics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Peter Jung
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jung@helios.phy.ohiou.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Computational methods and data analysis: SN, PJ, HL. Performed and designed the simulations: SN. Wrote the manuscript: SN, PJ, HL.