Alexei Verkhratsky

Professor of Neurophysiology
School of Biological Sciences
University of Manchester, UK

Fields of interest:

Mechanisms of calcium signalling in neurones and glial cells, physiology of neuronal-glial interactions, and mechanisms of intercellular signalling in the CNS


Recent publications:

Olabarria M, Noristani HN, Verkhratsky A, Rodriguez JJ (2011):
Age‐dependent decrease in glutamine synthetase expression in the hippocampal astroglia of the triple transgenic Alzheimerʹs disease mouse model: Mechanism for deficient glutamatergic transmission?
Mol Neurodeg, 6: 55.

Lalo U, Palygin O, North RA, Verkhratsky A, Pankratov Y (2011):
Age‐dependent remodelling of ionotropic signalling in cortical astroglia.
Aging Cell 10: 392‐402.

Kettenmann H, Hanisch U-K, Noda M, Verkhratsky A (2011):
Physiology of microglia.
Physiological Reviews, 91: 461‐553.

Lalo U, Verkhratsky A, Pankratov Y (2011):
Ionotropic ATP receptors in neuronal‐glial communication.
Sem Cell Dev Biol, 22: 220‐228.

Rodriguez JJ, Verkhratsky A (2011):
Neuroglial roots of neurodegenerative diseases?
Mol Neurobiol, 43: 87‐96.

Rodríguez JJ, Verkhratsky A (2011):
Neurogenesis in Alzheimer’s disease.
J Anat 219: 78‐89.

Lalo U, Pankratov Y, Parpura V, Verkhratsky A (2011):
Ionotropic receptors in neuronalastroglial signalling: What is the role of “excitable” molecules in non‐excitable cells.
Biochim Biophys Acta  ‐ Mol Cell Res, 1813: 992‐1002.

Parpura V, Grubisic V, Verkhratsky A (2011):
Ca2+ sources for the exocytotic release of glutamate from astrocytes.
Biochim Biophys Acta ‐ Mol Cell Res, 1813: 984‐991.

Verkhratsky A, Parpura V, Rodriguez JJ (2011):
Where the thoughts dwell: The physiology of neuronal‐glial ʺdiffuse neural netʺ.
Brain Res Rev, 66:, 133‐151.

Verkhratsky A, Petersen OH, Eds. (2010):
Calcium imaging in neurobiology. Humana Press/Springer Group, New York, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, pp. 254.