Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology


  • Constance Hammond, Directeur de Recherches, INMED U29 INSERM, Marseille, France

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Higher level undergraduate and postgraduate students in neuroscience, molecular neurobiology, cell biology, pharmacology, and physiology


Book information

  • Published: May 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-311624-6


excellent textbook for teachers and students alike. ...the book is very well organized, readable, up-to-date, concise yet full of information."

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.