Molecular and Cellular Physiology of Neurons, Second Edition is a comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to essential concepts of cellular neuroscience. Emphasizing experimental approaches and recent discoveries, it provides an in-depth look at the structure and function of nerve cells, from protein receptors and synapses to the biochemical processes that drive the mammalian nervous system.Starting with the basics of electrical current flow across cell membranes, Gordon Fain covers voltage gating and receptor activation in the context of channel diversity, excitatory and inhibitory synaptic transmission, neuromodulation, and sensory transduction. Emphasizing long-term processes of synaptic potentiation and depression involved in memory, consciousness, and attention, he demonstrates how cells produce neural signals and regulate signal flow to enhance or impede cell-to-cell communication. Fain also addresses the relation of molecular and cellular mechanisms to evolving theories of neurological disease and addiction.Enhanced by more than two hundred illustrations, Molecular and Cellular Physiology of Neurons, Second Edition is intended for anyone who seeks to understand the fundamentals of nerve cell function, including undergraduate and graduate students in neuroscience, students of bioengineering and cognitive science, and practicing neuroscientists who want to deepen their knowledge of recent discoveries in molecular and cellular neurophysiology.
|Psychopharmacology: Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior|
by Jerrold S. Meyer (Author), Linda F. Quenzer (Author)
The first edition of Psychopharmacology: Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior, published in 2004, was unique in its breadth of coverage ranging from historical accounts of drug use to clinical and preclinical behavioral studies to the latest research on drug effects in transgenic mouse models. Now extensively updated, the new second edition features:
*A new and timely discussion of emerging substances of abuse such as Salvia divinorum,...
|The Neuron: Cell and Molecular Biology|
by Irwin B. Levitan (Author), Leonard K. Kaczmarek (Author)
The Fourth Edition of The Neuron provides a comprehensive first course in the cell and molecular biology of nerve cells. The book begins with properties of the many newly discovered ion channels that have emerged through mapping of the genome. These channels shape the way a single neuron generates varied patterns of electrical activity. Covered next are the molecular mechanisms that convert electrical activity into the secretion of neurotransmitter hormones at synaptic junctions...
|Principles of Neural Science, Fifth Edition (Principles of Neural Science (Kandel))|
by Eric R. Kandel (Editor), James H. Schwartz (Editor), Thomas M. Jessell (Editor), Steven A. Siegelbaum (Editor), A. J. Hudspeth (Editor)
Now updated: the definitive neuroscience resource―from Eric R. Kandel, MD (winner of the Nobel Prize in 2000); James H. Schwartz, MD, PhD; Thomas M. Jessell, PhD; Steven A. Siegelbaum, PhD; and A. J. Hudspeth, PhD
A Doody's Core Title for 2017!
900 full-color illustrations
Deciphering the link between the human brain and behavior has always been one of the most intriguing―and often challenging―aspects of scientific...
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by Larry Squire (Editor), Darwin Berg (Editor), Floyd E. Bloom (Editor), Sascha du Lac (Editor), Anirvan Ghosh (Editor), Nicholas C. Spitzer (Editor)
The fourth edition of Fundamental Neuroscience reinvents itself as an engrossing and comprehensive presentation of the discipline of neuroscience, from molecules to cognition. Thorough but succinct, and lavishly illustrated, the book builds from an introductory section that includes fundamental neuroanatomy and goes on to cover cellular and molecular neuroscience, development, sensory systems, motor systems, regulatory systems, and behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. The book has...
|The Synapse (Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology)|
by Morgan Sheng (Editor), Bernardo Sabatini (Editor), Thomas Sudhof (Editor)
Synapses are bulbous structures where two neurons communicate. Neurotransmitter molecules released from pre-synaptic terminal of one neuron diffuse to the postsynaptic terminal on the other, binding to receptors that cause propagation of the nerve impulse. The highly complex structures of the pre-and postsynaptic regions are beginning to be revealed at a molecular level, as are the trafficking mechanisms that transport vesicles containing neurotransmitters. Moreover, the role of long-term...