Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
This Second Edition, is the new, thoroughly revised edition of the established and well-respected authoritative text in the field. "Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology" is hypothesis driven and firmly based on numerous experiments performed by experts in the field. Seven new chapters (five new and two totally rewritten) complement and expand on the first edition and are written in a way that encourages students to ask questions. Additionally, new, groundbreaking research data on dendritic processing is presented in a very easy-to-understand format. It offers a concise but in depth explanation of molecular properties and functions of excitable cells. It has over 400 two-colour illustrations. There are appendices describing neurobiological techniques.
- Paperback | 493 pages
- 195.58 x 266.7 x 22.86mm | 1,270.05g
- 17 May 2001
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- 2nd Revised edition
Table of contents
1. Neurons. 2. Neurons-Glial cells Cooperation. 3. Ionic fluxes Across the Neuronal Plasma Membrane. 4. Basic properties of excitable cells at rest. 5. The Voltage-Gated Channels of Na+ Action Potentials. 6. The Voltage-Gated Channels of Ca2+ Action Potentials. Generalization. 7. The Chemical Synapses. 8. Neurotransmitter Release. 9. The ionotropic Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors. 10. The ionotropic GABAA Receptor. 11. The Ionotropic Glutamate receptors. 12. The ionotropic Mechanoreceptors. 13. The metabotropic GABAB receptors. 14. The metabotropic Glutamate receptors. 15. The metabotropic Olfactory Receptors. 16. Dendritic Processing of Postsynaptic Potentials. I. Passive properties of dendrites. 17. Subliminal voltage-gated currents. 18. Dendritic Processing of Postsynaptic Potentials. II. Role of subliminal depolarizing voltage-gated currents. 19. Dendritic Processing of Postsynaptic Potentials. III. Role of high voltage-activated depolarizing currents. 20. Firing patterns of neurons. 21. Synaptic Plasticity. 22. The adult hippocampal network. 23. Maturation of the hippocampal network. Appendix 6.1. Appendix 7.2.
"an excellent textbook for teachers and students alike. ...the book is very well organized, readable, up-to-date, concise yet full of information." -JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES (2001)