Elements of Molecular Neurobiology / Edition 3

Elements of Molecular Neurobiology / Edition 3

by C. U. M. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471560383

ISBN-13: 9780471560388

Pub. Date: 11/01/2002

Publisher: Wiley

This thoroughly revised and updated new edition of C.U.M. Smith's 1996 text gives an account of the molecular biology of the brain as it stands at the beginning of the twenty-first century. While retaining the overall structure of the second edition, this new edition incorporates: New material on genomics ion channels neural stem cells gap junctions

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This thoroughly revised and updated new edition of C.U.M. Smith's 1996 text gives an account of the molecular biology of the brain as it stands at the beginning of the twenty-first century. While retaining the overall structure of the second edition, this new edition incorporates: New material on genomics ion channels neural stem cells gap junctions channelopathies cannabinoids DNA-chips manipulation of K+-channels molecular bases of memory motor neuron disease (MND) Alzheimer's Disease (AD) Greater emphasis throughout on the molecular bases of disease The most up-to-date neuropharmacology Fifty new and/or revised illustrations Extensive bibliographies, including relevant web-sites

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471560388
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
630
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.84(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Preface to the First Edition.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Introductory Orientation.

The Conformation of Informational Macromolecules.

Information Processing in Cells.

Molecular Evolution.

Manipulating Biomolecules.

Genomics.

Biomembranes.

G-protein-coupled Receptors.

Pumps.

Ligand-gated Ion Channels.

Voltage-gated Channels.

Resting Potentials and Cable Conduction.

Sensory Transduction.

The Action Potential.

The Neuron as a Secretory Cell.

Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators.

The Postsynaptic Cell.

Developmental Genetics of the Brain.

Epigenetics of the Brain.

Memory.

Some Pathologies.

Appendix 1. Molecules and Consciousness.

Appendix 2. Units.

Appendix 3. Data.

Appendix 4. Genes.

Appendix 5. Physical Models of Ion Conduction and Gating.

Acronyms and Abbreviations.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index of Neurological Disease.

Index.

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