Elements of Molecular Neurobiology / Edition 2

Elements of Molecular Neurobiology / Edition 2

by C. U. M. Smith
     
 

Extensively updated, revised and illustrated this unique introductory text presents a molecular account of the structure, function and development of the brain and nervous systems. This book describes the latest research in neurobiology made possible by modern molecular biology techniques. The author synthesizes this new knowledge and demonstrates how an

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Extensively updated, revised and illustrated this unique introductory text presents a molecular account of the structure, function and development of the brain and nervous systems. This book describes the latest research in neurobiology made possible by modern molecular biology techniques. The author synthesizes this new knowledge and demonstrates how an understanding at the molecular level can contribute towards a theory of the brain in health and disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471960799
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
534
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.74(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

The Conformation of Informational Macromolecules.

Information Processing in Cells.

Molecular Evolution.

Manipulating Biomolecules.

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 Subsynaptic Cell.

Genetics of the Brain.

Epigenetics of the Brain.

Memory.

Some Pathologies.

Appendices.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.

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