Proteins, Transmitters, and Synapses

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This book provides an excellent introduction to the explosive advance in understanding of the molecular machinery of neurotransmission which has occurred in recent years.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Written by a neurochemist, this undergraduate textbook provides an overview of current research into the molecular events which occur either side of the synaptic cleft across which information transfer occurs, with due recognition to the range of disciplines which contribute to an understanding of molecular-level events. It is divided into three sections: Overview, Proteins, and Transmitters and Synapses. Contains extensive recommendations for further reading. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780632036615
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 253
  • Product dimensions: 7.51 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
1 Introduction: principles of neurotransmission 3
2 Preparations for the study of synaptic transmission 15
3 Ions and membrane potentials 26
4 The neuronal plasma membrane: transporters, pumps and channels 41
5 Signal transduction within neurones 66
6 Sensory receptors 101
7 Mechanisms of exocytosis 110
8 Exocytosis of large dense-core vesicles from neurones and secretory cells 142
9 Amino acids as neurotransmitters 155
10 Acetylcholine 186
11 Monoamine and purine neurotransmitters 200
12 Neuropeptides 222
13 Molecular aspects of neuronal development and plasticity 234
Index 249
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