1st Edition

Physiology of Neurons





ISBN 9780815346005
Published March 27, 2020 by Garland Science
478 Pages

USD $120.00

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Book Description

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

Detailed Contents

Foreword

Preface

Contributors

1. Signaling in the Brain: An Introductory

Anne Feltz

PART I: ION MOVEMENT IN THE CELL

2. Resting Membrane Potential

Ann Lohof and Danièle Tritsch

3. Ion Gradient Maintenance: Ion Transporters

Stéphane Supplisson and Anne Feltz

4. Voltage-Gated Channels

Anne Feltz

5. The Sodium Action Potential

Ann Lohof and Danièle Tritsch

PART II: FAST AND SLOW NEURONAL SIGNALING

6. Fast Synaptic Transmission: Nicotinic

and GABAergic Transmissions

Anne Feltz

7. G-Protein-Coupled Receptors and Signaling

Cascades

Philippe Deterre and Danièle Tritsch

8. Transduction in Sensory Cells: Fast or Slow

Signaling

Anne Feltz

9. Structural and Functional Properties of Ionotropic

and Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors

Patricia M.G.E. Brown, G. Brent Dawe,

Anne Feltz, and Derek Bowie

PART III: SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION

10. Neurotransmitter Release

Sumiko Mochida

11. Ion-Coupled Neurotransmitter Transporters

Stéphane 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

Annexes

Index

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Editor(s)

Biography

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

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