Elements of Molecular Neurobiology / Edition 3

Elements of Molecular Neurobiology / Edition 3

by C. U. M. Smith
ISBN-10:
0471560383
ISBN-13:
2900471560387
Pub. Date:
11/01/2002
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

Elements of Molecular Neurobiology / Edition 3

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: 2900471560387
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/01/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 630
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(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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