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    Gaba (Advances in Pharmacology) (Hardback) Volume editor S. J. Enna, Volume editor J. Thomas August, Volume editor Ferid Murad


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    DescriptionA great deal of progress has been made in defining GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) transmission in the brain. Volume 54 of the "Advances in Pharmacology" series has also provided new insights into fundamental features of neurotransmission in general, such as the importance of allosterism and coincident signaling in regulating receptor function and overall cellular activity. These studies have led to the design and development of new drugs and potential therapeutic agents. Given the successes achieved over the first 50 years of GABA research, it is certain the 6th decade will yield its share of surprising discoveries and new insights. Published in this volume are articles providing thoughts and perspectives on this topic, some with the benefit of hindsight, others in the context of recent findings, but all with a hint, or prediction, of what the future holds as the secrets of GABA neurotransmission continue to unfold. "Advances in Pharmacology" is available online on ScienceDirect full-text online of volumes 48 onwards. GABA is an amino acid found in mammalian brain. This work contains articles written by leading investigators in the field. It also provides new insights into fundamental features of neurotransmission.

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    Authors and contributors
    Volume editor S. J. Enna, Volume editor J. Thomas August, Volume editor Ferid Murad
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    ISBN 13: 9780120329571
    ISBN 10: 0120329573

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.2
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    BIC subject category V2: MMG
    B&T General Subject: 510
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    BIC subject category V2: MFGM
    BISAC V2.8: MED071000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16990
    DC22: 615.78, 615/.78
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QP563.G32 G315 2006
    Thema V1.0: MKG
    Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
    Imprint name
    Academic Press Inc
    Publication date
    11 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    San Diego
    Author Information
    Ferid Murad was born in Whiting, Indiana. Working concurrently on an M.D. and Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Dr. Murad graduated with both degrees from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1965. His many honors include the Alfred S. Maschke Award for Clinical Excellence from Case Western Reserve University in 1965. He has held several distinguished positions, including Acting Chairman in the Department of Medicine and Acting Division Chief, Division of Respiratory Medicine at Stanford University. He currently is CEO and President of Molecular Geriatrics Corporation in Lake Bluff, Illinois. Dr. Murad is married and has five children.
    Review quote
    PRAISE FOR THE SERIES "Recommended not only to pharmacologists but also to all those in related disciplines." -NATURE
    Table of contents
    1. The regulation of GABA cell viability in psychotic disorders 2. Involvement of GABA-B receptors in the thalamic processing of nociceptive information 3. GABA-B receptor subunit expression: Pharmacological and physiological implications 4. Epigenetic modulation of GABA-A receptors in psychiatric disorders 5. From gene to behavior and back again: New perspectives on the GABA-A receptor subunit selectivity 6. Modulation of inotropic GABA receptors by natural products 7. A role for GABA in alcohol dependence 8. GABA-A agonists and partial agonists: THIP (Gaboxadol) as a non-opioid analgesic and a novel type of hypnotic 9. GABA-A receptor epilepsy mutations 10. Role of Na/K ratio in GABA transport 11. Structure-activity studies and functional pharmacology of GABA transporters 12. Structure, pharmacology, and function of GABA-A receptor subtypes 13. Pharmacological characteristics of GABA uptake inhibitors