Neurotransmitter release / edited by Hugo J. Bellen.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
xviii, 437 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


Summary note
Begins by providing a comprehensive introduction to the features and properties of synapses. It then describes key techniques used to study neurotransmitter release, from calcium entry to exocytosis. This is followed by chapters covering the identification and function of proteins involved in neurotransmitter release, the role of phospholipids in neurosecretion, and neurotransmitter transporter proteins. Subsequent chapters concentrate on approaches to unravel the function of specific proteins in vivo using toxins that affect neurotransmitter release, giant squit axons, C. elegans, Drosophila, and mice.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • An introduction to the nerve terminal / Regis B. Kelly
  • Techniques for elucidating the secretory process : from Ca² entry to exocytosis / Thomas E. Fisher and Andres F. Oberhauser
  • Nerve terminal membrane trafficking proteins : from discovery to function / Christopher D. Hazuka, Davide L. Foletti, and Richard H. Scheller
  • The role of phospholipids in neurosecretion / Thomas F.J. Martin
  • Neurotransmitter transporters / David E. Krantz, Farrukh A. Chaudhry, and Robert H. Edwards
  • Toxins that affect neurotransmitter release / Cahir J. O'Kane, Giampietro Schiavo, and Sean T. Sweeney
  • Functional studies of presynaptic proteins at the squid giant synapse / Marie E. Burns and George J. Augustine
  • Studying mutants that affect neurotransmitter release in C. elegans / Michael L. Nonet
  • Dissecting the molecular mechanisms of neurotransmitter release in Drosophila / Giuseppa Pennetta, Mark N. Wu, and Hugo J. Bellen
  • Genetic analysis of neurotransmitter release in mice and humans / Thomas E. Lloyd and Hugo J. Bellen
  • Synaptic vesicle endocytosis and recycling / Bing Zhang and Mani Ramaswami.
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  • 9780199637669 ((pbk.))
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