The Neuron

The Neuron : Cell and Molecular Biology

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This is a modern textbook of cellular and molecular neurobiology for undergraduates and graduate students. It is divided into three sections: electrical properties of neurons; intracellular communication; and behaviour and plasticity. It deals with synaptic function and plasticity, the reception and transduction of sensory stimuli, neural networks, learning and memory and ion channels.show more

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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 954g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 10 pp plates
  • 0195058321
  • 9780195058321

Table of contents

Part 1 Electrical properties of neurons: electrical signalling; ion channels and membrane ion currents; combinations of ion currents give rise to complex patterns of neuronal electrical activity; structure and function of ion channels. Part 2 Intercellular communication: how neurons communicate - gap junction and neurosecretion; synaptic release of neurotransmitters; neurotransmitters and neurohormones; receptors and transduction mechanisms - receptors which are coupled directly to ion channels, indirectly coupled receptor/ion channel systems; neuromodulation - physiology and mechanisms of induced changes in the electrical behaviour of nerve cells; sensory receptor neurons. Part 3 Behaviour and plasticity: growth, survival and differentiation of neurons; adhesion molecules and axon pathfinding; formation and maintenance of chemical synapses; neural networks and behaviour; learning and memory.show more

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