Description

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.

Details

No. of pages:
592
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1994
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123814937
Print ISBN:
9780120361298
Print ISBN:
9780123991713

About the serial-volume-editors

Lennart Stjarne

Affiliations and Expertise

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Paul Greengard

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University

Sten Grillner

Affiliations and Expertise

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Tomas Hokfelt

Affiliations and Expertise

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden