From Molecules to Networks

From Molecules to Networks

An Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

1st Edition - November 10, 2003

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  • Editors: John Byrne, Ruth Heidelberger, M. Waxham, James L. Roberts
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080491356

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Description

An understanding of the nervous system at virtually any level of analysis requires an understanding of its basic building block, the neuron. This book provides the solid foundation of the morphological, biochemical, and biophysical properties of nerve cells that is needed by advanced undergraduates and graduate students, as well as researchers in need of a thorough reference.

Key Features

* Highly referenced for readers to pursue topics of interest in greater detail
* Unique coverage of the application of mathematical modeling and simulation approaches not found in other textbooks
* Richly illustrated, four color presentation throughout
* Includes CD-ROM of all of the illustrations

Readership

Researchers in neuroscience and neurology as well as graduate students in neuroscience and medical students.

Table of Contents

  • Cellular Components of Nervous Tissue
    Subcellular Organization of the Nervous System: Organelles and their Functions
    Brain Energy Metabolism
    Electronic Properties of Axons and Dendrites
    Membrane Potential and Action Potential
    Molecular Properties of Ion Channels
    Dynamical Properties of Excitable Membranes
    Release of Neurotransmitters
    Classical Neurotransmitters
    Peptides, Growth Factors, Gasses and Other Neurotransmitters
    Neurotransmitter Receptors
    Intracellular Signaling
    Regulation of Neuronal Gene Expression and Protein Synthesis
    Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Intracellular Signaling Pathways
    Cell-Cell Communication: An Overview Emphasizing Gap Junctions
    Postsynaptic Potentials and Synaptic Integration
    Information Processing in Complex Dendrites
    Learning and Memory: Basic Mechanisms

Product details

  • No. of pages: 608
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: November 10, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080491356

About the Editors

John Byrne

John Byrne
The June and Virgil Waggoner Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Byrne is an internationally acclaimed Neuroscientist. He received his PhD under the direction of Noble Prize winner, Eric Kandel. Dr. Byrne is a prolific author and Editor-in-Chief of Learning and Memory (CSHP).

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, USA

Ruth Heidelberger

Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Heidelberger is an accomplished cellular neurophysiologist specializing in mechanisms of neurotransmitter release. She received her doctoral training under the guidance of Gary Matthews and her postdoctoral training under the direction of Nobel Laureate Erwin Neher. Dr. Heidelberger is a former president and executive board member of the Biophysical Society's Subgroup on Exocytosis and Endocytosis and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurophysiology. She has directed and taught graduate-level courses in cellular neurophysiology and membrane biophysics for more than a decade.

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA

M. Waxham

The William Wheless III Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Waxham’s multi-disciplinary laboratory focuses on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of synaptic function and plasticity. He has developed and directed graduate-level courses in cellular and molecular neurobiology for more than two decades.

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA

James L. Roberts

Affiliations and Expertise

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, USA

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