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Neuronal homeostasis: Time for a change?

O'Leary, T and Wyllie, DJA (2011) Neuronal homeostasis: Time for a change? Journal of Physiology, 589. pp. 4811-4826. ISSN 0022-3751

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Homeostatic processes that regulate electrical activity in neurones are now an established aspect of physiology and rest on a large body of experimental evidence that points to roles in development, learning and memory, and disease. However, the concepts underlying homeostasis are too often summarized in ways that restrict their explanatory power and obviate important subtleties. Here, we present a review of the underlying theory of homeostasis - control theory - in an attempt to reconcile some existing conceptual problems in the context of neuronal physiology. In addition to clarifying the underlying theory, this review highlights the remaining challenges posed when analysing homeostatic phenomena that underlie the regulation of neuronal excitability. Moreover, we suggest approaches for future experimental and computational work that will further our understanding of neuronal homeostasis and the fundamental neurophysiological functions it serves. © 2011 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2011 The Physiological Society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Homeostasis Humans Models, Neurological Neurons
Divisions: Div F > Control
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:54
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 01:17
DOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2011.210179