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Physiology of Neurons

1st Edition

By Anne Feltz

Garland Science

612 pages

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Thanks to tremendous technical advances in molecular biology and cellular imaging after those in electrophysiology, there is now a deep understanding of the physiology of nerve cells and their synaptic interconnections. The complexity of the brain emerges from the communication and interaction between billions of these elements. This book explores systematically and didactically the details of neuronal physiology, covering membrane biophysics, receptor physiology, sensory transduction and synaptic transmission with its selective pharmacology. Readers of the book will be fully equipped to understand the functions and possibilities of the key units of the brain’s parallel computations.

Table of Contents

1. Sigaling in the Brain: An Introductory Chapter.

Anne Feltz

Part I: Ion Movements in the Cell.

2. Resting Membrane Potential.

Ann Lohof and Daniele Tritsch

3. Ion Gradient Maintenance: Ion Transporters.

Stephane Supplisson and Anne Feltz

4. Voltage-gated Channels.

Anne Feltz

5. The Sodium Action Potential.

Ann Lohof and Daniele Tritsch

Part II: Fast and Slow Neuronal Signaling.

6. Fast Synaptic Transmission: The Nicotinic and GABAergic Transmissions.

Anne Feltz

7. G Protein-Coupled Receptors and Signaling Cascades.

Philippe Deterre and Daniele Tritsch

8. Transduction in Sensory Cells: Fast or Slow Signaling.

Anne Feltz

9. Structural and Functional Properties of Ionotropic and Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors.

Patricia Brown, G. Brent Dawe, Anne Feltz and Derek Bowie

Part III: Synaptic Transmission.

10. Neurotransmitter Release.

Sumiko Mochida

11. Ion-Coupled Neurotransmitter Transporters.

Stephane Supplisson

12. Synaptic Integration.

Boris Barbour

13. Synaptic Plasticity.

Mariano Casado

Part IV: Methods.

14. Studying Neurons at Work.

Anne Feltz

15. Software Resources for Neuroscience Research.

Boris Barbour

16. Annexes

About the Author

Anne Feltz is an Emeritus Director of Research at CNRS, IBENS, Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole normale Supérieure, Paris, France

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience