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Research Article

Nonlinear Gap Junctions Enable Long-Distance Propagation of Pulsating Calcium Waves in Astrocyte Networks

  • Mati Goldberg,

    Affiliation: School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

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  • Maurizio De Pittà,

    Affiliation: School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel

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  • Vladislav Volman,

    Affiliations: Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Computational Neurobiology Lab, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Hugues Berry mail,

    eshel@tamar.tau.ac.il (EBJ); hugues.berry@inria.fr (EB)

    Affiliation: Project-Team Combining, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France

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  • Eshel Ben-Jacob mail

    eshel@tamar.tau.ac.il (EBJ); hugues.berry@inria.fr (EB)

    Affiliations: School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Published: August 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000909

About the Authors

Mati Goldberg, Maurizio De Pittà, Eshel Ben-Jacob
School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
Vladislav Volman, Eshel Ben-Jacob
Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Vladislav Volman
Computational Neurobiology Lab, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Hugues Berry
Project-Team Combining, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MG MDP VV HB EBJ. Performed the experiments: MG MDP HB. Analyzed the data: MG MDP VV HB EBJ. Wrote the paper: MDP VV HB EBJ.