Neurotransmitters in Invertebrates

Neurotransmitters in Invertebrates

Satellite Symposium of the 28th International Congress of Physiological Sciences, Veszprém, Hungary, 1980

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editor: K. S. Rózsa
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190150

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Advances in Physiological Sciences, Volume 22: Neurotransmitters in Invertebrates provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of transmitter research in invertebrates. This book discusses the significant contribution of studies on invertebrates to the discovery or postulation of other transmitters. Organized into three parts encompassing 33 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the study of synaptic transmission in central neurons, which is restricted by the difficulty of recording individual miniature postsynaptic potentials or currents. This text then examines the reversal potential of depolarization. Other chapters consider acetylcholine as an excitatory neurotransmitter at synapses in the central nervous system of insects. This book discusses as well the role of ions in the process of neuromuscular transmission. The final chapter deals with the growing interest in the research of neurotransmitters. This book is a valuable resource for scientists, zoologists, physiologists, electrophysiologists, graduate students, teachers, and research workers.

Table of Contents

  • Welcome Address

    Cholinergic Mechanisms

    Quantal Release of Acetylcholine following Injection of Acetylcholinesterase into the Presynaptic Neurone

    Effects of Acetylcholine on Identified Neurons of Helix Pomatia

    Acetylcholine Receptors in the Central Nervous System of an Insect (Periplaneta americana L.)

    Effect of Curare on the Insect Neuromuscular Junction

    Ionic Requirements for Neuromuscular Transmission in Insects

    Neuromuscular Transmission in Stick Insect

    Disuse Atrophy in Insect Muscle

    Effects of Tubocurarine on Excitatory and Inhibitory Junctional Potentials in the Heart of Dolabella Auricularia

    The Rhythmic Activity of the Nervus Connectivus of Periplaneta Americana L. and Its Cholinergic Modulation

    Acetylcholine Release from Invertebrate Central Nervous System: Comparative Study

    Aminergic and Amino Acid Mechanisms

    Studies on Amino Acid Receptors of Hirudo, Helix, Limulus and Periplaneta

    Amino-Acid Gated Ion Channels in Locust Muscle Membrane

    Investigations on Catecholamine Integrated Influences on Reproduction in Periplaneta Americana (L.)

    Second Messengers and Monoamine Receptors in the Regulation of Metamorphosis of Locusta Migratoria Migratorioides R.F.

    Monoamines in the Corpora Cardiaca of Locusts

    Distribution and Metabolism of Octopamine in the Locust Brain as Related to Metamorphosis

    Octopaminergic Modulation of Neuromuscular Transmission in the Locust

    Serotonin-Modulation of Neurotransmission in a Muscle of Helix Pomatia

    The Modulatory Actions of the Possible Neurotransmitters in the Molluscan Radular Muscles

    Effect of Neurohumors during Shutdown of Electrogenic Sodium Pumping in a Molluscan Muscle

    Connections of Identified Neurons in the Buccal Ganglia of Helix pomatia

    Intracellular K+ and Cl- Activities during Changes of Extracellular CP Concentration and pH in Identified Neurons of Helix pomatia

    Is 5-Hydroxytiyptamine a Neuromuscular Transmitter in the Leech?

    Negative Feed-Back Regulation of Serotonin Release in Molluscan Ganglion

    Peptidergic Mechanisms

    Opiates and Neuroactive Pentapeptides: Binding Characteristics and Interactions with Dopamine Stimulated Cyclase in the Pedal Ganglia of Mytilus Edulis

    Seasonal Variation of Stereospeciflc Enkephalin Binding and Pharmacological Activity in Marine Molluscs Nervous Tissue

    Effect of Alpha-MSH and Vasopressin on the Giant Dopamine Neuron of Planorbis Corneus: Modulation of Cholinergic-Dopaminergic Transmission

    Inhibitory Effects of N-Beta-Phenylpropionyl-L-Tyr and N-Beta-Phenylpropionyl-L-Trp on the Excitability of an Identifiable Giant Neurone of the African Giant Snail

    The Ultrastructure and Cytochemistry of Aminergic and Peptidergic Terminals in Locusta Migratoria Migratorioides R.F.

    Distribution of Proctolin in the Sixth Abdominal Ganglion of Periplaneta americana L. and the Effect of Proctolin on the Ileum of Mammals

    On the Role of Peptides in Synaptic Transmission

    Aminergic and Peptidergic Receptors at the Heart Muscle of Locusta migratoria migratorioides R.F.

    Concluding Remarks


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  • No. of pages: 602
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190150

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