The Neuron : Cell and Molecular Biology
This textbook of cellular and molecular neurobiology has been thoroughly revised to give an up-to-date picture of the biochemical and physiological properties of nerve cells, the mechanisms that generate and regulate their activity, and their roles in development and adult plasticity. It should be of interest to Cellular Neurobiology Courses.
- Paperback | 556 pages
- 165.1 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 929.86g
- 28 Nov 1996
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- 2nd Revised edition
- 26 halftones, 245 line figures, bibliography, index
Table of contents
Part I. Introduction. 1: Signaling in the Brain. 2: Form and Function in Cells of the Brain. Part II. Electrical Properties in Neurons. 3: Electrical Signaling in Neurons. 4: Membrane Ion Channels. 5: Ion Channels, Membrane Ion Current, and the Action Potential. 6: Diversity, Structure and Function of Voltage-Dependent Ion Channels. Part III. Intercellular Communication. 7: How Neurons Communicate: Gap Junctions and Neurosecretion. 8: Synaptic Release of Neurotransmitters. 9: Neurotransmitters and Neurohormones. 10: Receptors and Transduction Mechanisms I: Receptors Coupled Directly to Ion Channels. 11: Receptors and Transduction Mechanisms II: Indirectly Coupled Receptor/Ion Channel Systems. 12: Neuromodulation: Mechanisms of Induced Changes in the Electrical Behavior of Nerve Cells. 13: Sensory Receptor Neurons. Part IV: Behavior and Plasticity. 14: Growth, Survival, and Differentiation of Neurons. 15: Adhesion Molecules and Axon Pathfinding. 16: Formation, Maintenance, and Plasticity of Chemical Synapses. 17: Neural Networks and Behavior. 18: Learning and Memory. Bibliography. Index
About Irwin B. Levitan
Irwin B. Levitan, Ph.D., is the Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Neuroscience at Brandeis University. Leonard K. Kaczmarek, Ph.D., is Professor of Pharmacology and Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and Chairman of the Pharmacology Department at Yale University School of Medicine.