Advances in Second Messenger and Phosphoprotein Research
This volume reviews recent findings on the regulation of exocytotic release of neurotransmitters from nerve terminals. Leading international investigators examine the properties and composition of the vesicles that store neurotransmitters and the molecular and cellular mechanisms that cause a vesicle to release transmitters in response to a nerve impulse.Coverage includes detailed analyses of quantal release of transmitters in the central and peripheral nervous systems. These studies shed new light on the questions of whether different transmitters are released together in fixed amounts and proportions, and whether and why effectors respond to such "transmitter quanta" in a quantal fashion. The book also highlights the relevance of research on neurotransmitter release to the study of various forms of synaptic plasticity, including higher functions such as learning and memory.
Cell biologists, biochemists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and biophysicists interested in ion channels.
Written specifically to introduce non-electrophysiologists to ion channels as proteins and to introduce electrophysiologists to signal transduction pathways, Ion Channel Regulation represents a unique professional summary of an important and exciting field and will attract and instruct anyone interested in cell signaling through second messengers and phosphoproteins.
Edited by Lennart Stjarne, Paul Greengard, Sten Grillner, Tomas Hokfelt, Angus Nairn, Shirish ShenolikarBuy now
Hardbound, 592 Pages
Published: July 1998
ISBN 13: 978-0-12-036129-8