List of contributors. Opening Address. Acknowledgements.
Section I. Conceptual basis of VT.
1. Volume transmission as a key feature of information handling in the central nervous system.
Possible new interpretative value of the Turing's B-type machine
(L.F. Agnati, K. Fuxe).
2. Integration of wiring transmission and volume transmission
3. Ultrastructural evidence for diffuse transmission by monoamine and acetylcholine neurons
of the central nervous system
(L. Descarries, N. Mechawar).
4. Comparative aspects of volume transmission, with sidelight on other forms of intercellular
Section II. Diffusion and extracellular space.
5. Diffusion of molecules in brain extracellular space: theory and experiment (C. Nicholson, K.C. Chen, S. Hrabetová, L. Tao).
6. Extracellular space diffusion and pathological states
(E. Syková, T. Mazel, L. Vargová, I. Voríek, S. Prokopová).
7. Diffusion of radiolabeled dopamine, its metabolites and mannitol in the rat striatum studied by dual-probe microdialysis (J. Kehr, M. Höistad, K. Fuxe). Section III. Glia-neuronal signaling.
8. Relationship between glia and the perineuronal nets of extracellular matrix in the rat cerebral cortex: importance for volume transmission in the brain (D. Viggiano, M.R. Celio)
9. Glial influence on neuronal signaling (A. Chvátal, E. Syková)
10. Glial modulation of neural excitability mediated by extracellular pH: a hypothesis revisited (B.R. Ransom).
11. The astr