Aspects of Synaptic Transmission: Acetylcholine, Sigma Receptors, CCK and Eicosanoids, Neurotoxins v.2

Aspects of Synaptic Transmission: Acetylcholine, Sigma Receptors, CCK and Eicosanoids, Neurotoxins v.2

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Synaptic transmission is of interest to neuroscientists working in the pharmacology, physiology and biochemistry of the nervous system. This collection of papers is the second arising from the Kelvin Conference on Synaptic Transmission and provides state-of-the-art reviews. This volume should stimulate readers to realize connections and relationships and to themselves initiate new ideas relating to the development of research into synaptic transmission. The text is intended for academics and professionals with an interest in the physiology, pharmacology and biochemistry of neurotransmission; this book should also appeal to postgraduates and senior more

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  • Hardback | 266 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 19.05mm | 750g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074840063X
  • 9780748400638

Table of contents

Part 1 Cholinergic neurones in the CNS: neuronal muscarinic receptor subtypes; cholinergic pathways in the CNS - in vivo and in vitro electrophysiological studies; organization of cholinergic neurons in the CNS of mammals; cholinergic neurons and memory; nicotinic cholinergic stimulation in experimental models of behaviour. Part 2 Sigma receptors: functional role of sigma receptors in the nervous system; biochemical pharmacology of sigma receptors. Part 3 Cholecystokinin (CCK) and eicosanoids: electrophysiological and behavioural studies of CCK in analgesia and anxiety using selective CCK-A and CCK-B comopounds; gastric functional and trophic receptors for CCK; neuronal release of arachidonic acid - a function in neurotransmission? Part 4 Neurotoxins: presynaptic toxins; a-latrotoxin opens the ion channel in the membrane of Xenopus oocytes injected by brain mRNA; characterization of glutamate receptors using a spider toxin; maitotoxin, a reliable tool to study calcium homeostasis in neuronal cells. Part 5 Current more