Physiology of Excitable Membranes

Physiology of Excitable Membranes

Proceedings of the 28th International Congress of Physiological Sciences, Budapest, 1980

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editors: J. Salánki, H. Meves, N. Chalazonitis
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146928

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Physiology of Excitable Membranes contains plenary lecture and most of the papers presented at five symposia of the Section ""General Cell Physiology"" at the 28th International Congress of Physiological Sciences. Organized into 44 chapters, this book begins with a discussion on the ionic mechanisms of excitability of nerve cells. Subsequent chapters focus on charge movement in nerve membrane; calcium electrogenesis; optical changes during electrogenesis; synaptic transmission and modulation; and transmission in autonomic ganglia.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Ionic Mechanisms of Excitability of Nerve Cells

    Charge Movement in Nerve Membrane

    Charge Movement in Nerve Membrane. Chairman's Introduction

    Sodium Channels and their Gating Current

    Components of the Asymmetry Current in the Squid Giant Axon

    Isotope Effects on Ionic Currents and Intramembrane Charge Movements in Myxicola Axons: Implications for Models of Sodium Channel Gating

    Block of Sodium Channels by Internally Applied Drugs: Two Receptors for Tertiary and Quaternary Amine Compounds?

    Fluctuation Experiments on Sodium Channels of Nerve

    Effects of Oenanthotoxin on Sodium Current and Intramembrane Charge Movement in Frog Node of Ranvier

    Drug-Induced Blockage of Gating and Sodium Currents in Myelinated Nerve

    Charge Movement in Nerve Membrane. Concluding Remarks

    Calcium Electrogenesis

    Membrane-Potential Dependent Ca Channels

    Activation and Inactivation of the Calcium Channel

    Three Distinct Effects Mediated by Calcium Ions on Electrical Membrane Properties of Helix Neurons

    Calcium Pumps and Electrogenesis

    The Calcium Current of a Vertebrate Neurone

    Alteration of Na and Ca Spikes Induced by Cytochalasin B and Colchicine in Tissue-Cultured Nerve Cells of Adult Mammals

    Calcium Independence of Slow Currents Underlying Spike Frequency Adaptation

    Calcium Electrogenesis. Concluding Remarks

    Optical Changes during Electrogenesis

    Introduction on Optical Changes in Neuronal Electrogenesis Related to Some Aspects of Macromolecular Motion

    Optical Changes during Electrogenesis

    Optical Monitoring of Membrane Potential: Simultaneous Detection of Activity in Many Neurons

    Optical and Thermal Changes during Electrogenesis

    Optical Changes in Unmyelinated Nerve during and after Abnormal Electrogenesis

    Studies on Fluidity Dependent Fluorescent Probes Embedded in Nerve Membranes

    Modeling of Light-Induced Birefringence Changes in Photoreceptor Outer Segments

    Effects of Intracellular Free Ca2+ on Electric Membrane Properties: A Study with Arsenazo III on Helix Neurons

    Resting Birefringence Increase Related to Tubule and Membrane Alterations Induced by Epileptogenic Molecules or Temperature

    Optical Changes during Electrogenesis. Concluding Remarks

    Synaptic Transmission and Modulation

    Nonsynaptic Interneuronal Communication

    Subclassification of Alpha-Adrenoceptors in Alpha1 and Alpha2 Subcategories: Physiological and Pharmacological Implications

    Is the Alpha-Adrenoceptor Mediated Inhibition of Noradrenaline Secretion a Negative Feedback Control in the Strict Sense?

    Transsynaptic Control of the Release of Noradrenaline and Acetylcholine by Prostaglandin E2 and Adenosine

    Kinetic Analysis of Modulating Influences on Labelled Transmitter Release

    Noradrenergic and Serotonergic Regulation of Cholinergic Activity in the Rat Hippocampus

    Concluding Remarks on the Symposium Neurochemical Transmission-Modulation

    Transmission in Autonomic Ganglia

    Introductory Remarks: New Approaches in the Study of Transmission in Autonomic Ganglia

    Long-Lasting Modulation of Slow-Excitatory-Postsynaptic-Potential (s-EPSP), by Catecholamines

    Modulation of Non-Nicotinic Stimulants-Induced Stimulus-Bound Decremental Oscillatory Potentials by Isoprenaline, Tetanic Stimulation and Leu-Enkephalin in Cat Sympathetic Ganglion

    The Non-Cholinergic Excitatory Transmission in Sympathetic Ganglia

    Effects of Some Ganglion-Blocking Agents on Fast Excitatory Postsynaptic Currents in Mammalian Sympathetic Ganglion Neurones

    Influence of Prostaglandins of E Type on Synaptic Transmission of the Guinea-Pig Superior Cervical Ganglion

    Mammalian Parasympathetic Ganglia Fire Spontaneous Action Potentials and Transmit Slow Synaptic Potentials

    IPSP Reversal: Evidence for Increased Potassium Conductance Combined with Decreased Sodium Conductance

    Transmission in Autonomic Ganglia. Concluding Remarks


Product details

  • No. of pages: 370
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483146928

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J. Salánki

H. Meves

N. Chalazonitis

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