Advances in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry V6 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120115068, 9780323158305

Advances in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry V6

1st Edition

Editors: O Lowenstein
eBook ISBN: 9780323158305
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1975
Page Count: 272
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Advances in Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Volume 6, presents three papers linked by their relevance to comparative neurophysiology. The first paper on high-frequency hearing in mammals examines the sensitivity to, production, and behavioral utilization of high-frequency sound for a wide range of mammals from bats, rodents, whales, dolphins, and seals to the insectivores, primates, edentates, and carnivores. The second paper examines axonal flow and fast transport in nerves. Special attention is given to the differences in substrate and mechanism in slow and fast transport. The neuron is presented as a suitable cell type for the investigation of intracellular transport in general. The third paper on the secretory activity of neurons and related electrical activity presents a comparative assessment of all ""neurocrine"" activities, including those in the service of neuroendocrine coordination or of synaptic transmission of information. Special attention is given to the nature of vesicles containing the neurosecretions and transmitter substances and to the mechanisms of release. The electrical events accompanying such neurocrine activities are discussed.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 6 Preface Contents of Previous Volumes Auditory Sensitivity at High Frequencies in Mammals I. Methods II. Bats III. Rodents IV. Cetacea and Pinnipedia V. Other Species VI. Anatomical Correlates of High-Frequency Hearing VII. Summary and Conclusions References Axonal Flow and Fast Transport in Nerves I. Introduction II. Axonal Flow and Slow Transport III. Fast Transport IV. Conclusion References Secretory Activity of Neurons and Related Electrical Activity I. Introduction II. Secretory Activity III. Electrical Activity of Neurosecretory Cells IV. Conclusions References Subject Index


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