Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms of Neurotransmitter Release

Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms of Neurotransmitter Release

1st Edition - January 1, 1994

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  • Editors: Lennart Stjarne, Paul Greengard, Sten Grillner, Tomas Hokfelt
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120361298

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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.

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  • No. of pages: 592
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1998
  • Published: January 1, 1994
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120361298

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

About the Serial Editors

Angus Nairn

Angus C. Nairn is currently Associate Professor at The Rockefeller University. He has published a large number of papers concerned with the structure and regulation of protein kinases and phosphatases involved in signal transduction, particularly with respect to signalling by calcium.

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Rockefeller University, New York, U.S.A.

Shirish Shenolikar

Affiliations and Expertise

Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.

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