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Comparative Molecular Neurobiology

Comparative Molecular Neurobiology

by Y. Pichon


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817627850
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 12/01/1992
Series: Experientia Supplementa Ser. , #63
Pages: 433
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Old concepts and new approaches.- The major lines of metazoan evolution: Summary of traditional evidence and lessons from ribosomal RNA sequence analysis.- Heterologous expression of the membrane proteins that control cellular excitability.- Ligand-gated ion channels.- Molluscan ligand-gated ion-channel receptors.- Acetylcholine receptor molecules of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.- Acetylcholine receptor/channel molecules of insects.- Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors in invertebrates: Comparisons with homologous receptors from vertebrates.- Pharmacology of the GABA receptor of insect central neurones in culture: A patch-clamp study.- GABA Receptor molecules of insects.- Cloning of a putative GABAA receptor from cyclodiene-resistant Drosophila: A case study in the use of insecticide-resistant mutants to isolate neuroreceptors.- Molecular biology of excitatory amino acid receptors: Subtypes and subunits.- Molecular analysis of Drosophila glutamate receptors.- Channels formed by M2 peptides of a putative glutamate receptor subunit of locust.- Single channel properties at the synaptic site.- Second messenger-linked receptors.- Structural and functional conservation of serotonin receptors throughout evolution.- The wide range of actions of the FMRFamide-related peptides and the biological importance of peptidergic messengers.- Molecular studies on insect octopamine receptors.- Bioamine receptors: Evolutionary and functional variations of a structural leitmotiv.- Voltage-gated ion channels.- Molecular basis of K+ channel inactivation gating.- Potassium conductance and potassium channels in a primitive insect: The cockroach Periplaneta americana.- Ionic channels in cultured Drosophila neurons.- Receptor diversity and integrative properties of the neurons.- The electrophysiological pharmacology of neurotransmitter receptors on locust neuronal somata.- Modulation of insect neurone properties.

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