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Research Article

A Tale of Two Stories: Astrocyte Regulation of Synaptic Depression and Facilitation

  • 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 Laboratory, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Hugues Berry,

    Affiliation: Project-Team Beagle, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Université de Lyon, LIRIS, UMR5205, Villeurbanne, France

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  • Eshel Ben-Jacob mail

    eshel@tamar.tau.ac.il

    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: December 01, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002293

About the Authors

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 Laboratory, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Hugues Berry
Project-Team Beagle, INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Université de Lyon, LIRIS, UMR5205, Villeurbanne, France

Corresponding Author

Email: eshel@tamar.tau.ac.il

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

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