The series CNS Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators is destined to be the definitive reference work on the physiology and pharmacology of the central nervous system. Written by an outstanding group of international authors, chapters cover a wide range of interdisciplinary aspects of the subject.
This first volume includes an in-depth examination of acetylcholine, ranging from the localization of synthetic enzymes through electrophysiology, pharmacology, and molecular biology to behavioral importance in learning and memory. This indispensable and comprehensive reference keeps you abreast of new developments in several areas of neuroscience.
Table of Contents
The Localization of Cholinergic Neurons and Markers in the CNS, R. Martínez-Murillo and J. Rodrigo.
Subtypes of Neuronal Muscarinic Receptors: Pharmacological Criteria, E. Monferini.
Subtypes of Muscarinic Receptors: Receptor Structure and Molecular Biology, E.E. El-Fakahany.
Distribution of Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptors in the CNS, R. Schliebs and S. Rossner.
Distribution of Nicotinic Receptors in the CNS, J.A. Court and E.K. Perry.
Function of Nicotinic Receptors in the CNS, L. Wecker, F. Cardozo, and Z. Jian Yu.
Electrophysiological Effects of Acetylcholine on Central Neurons (Whole Cells and Interactions), J. H. Pirch.
Acetylcholine-Operated Ionic Conductances in Neurons, H.C. Moises and M.D. Womble.
Neurochemical Transduction Processes Associated with Neuronal Muscarinic Receptors, J. Baumgold.
Compartmentalization and Release from Neurons in the CNS, V. Adam-Vizi.
Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptors and Long-Term Potentiation of Synaptic Transmission, H.W.G.M. Boddeke and P.H. Boeijinga.
Nicotinic Receptors and Information Processing, J.M. Rusted and D.M. Warburton.
Cholinergic Neurons and Memory: An Historical Perspective and an Overview of Current Research, R. Grette Lydon.
Nerve Growth Factor: Influence on Cholinergic Neurons in the CNS, C. Eva.
Trevor W. Stone, Ph.D., D.Sc., is a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Professor Stone graduated in 1969 from the School of Pharmacy at London University and proceeded to the University at Aberdeen in Scotland to take a Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Professor J. Laurence Malcolm. Professor Stone was appointed to a Lectureship in Physiology at Aberdeen, where he remained until 1977 when he was appointed to a senior Lectureship and subsequent Professorship in Neurosciences at St. George's Medical School in London. He is a member of the British Physiological and Pharmacological Societies, the European and International Neuroscience Research Societies, The American Society for Neuroscience, The Royal Society of Medicine in London, and the New York Academy of Sciences. Professor Stone has held research appointments at the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington, D.C. and has been Visiting Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and at the Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Portugal. Professor Stone has presented invited lectures at international meetings and has published more than 400 research papers and communications. In 1983 Professor Stone was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science by the University of London for his work on the physiology and pharmacology of the nervous system. His current research interests include the pharmacology of synaptic transmission in the nervous system, particularly with respect to amino acids and purines, the interactions between synaptic transmitters, and the role of amino acids in neurological disorders.