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Wang Molecular Mechanisms of Neurotransmitter Release



2008, 347 Seiten, Kartoniert, Previously published in hardcover, Format (B × H): 155 mm x 235 mm, Gewicht: 557 g Reihe: Contemporary Neuroscience
ISBN: 978-1-62703-884-3
Verlag: Springer, Berlin


Wang Molecular Mechanisms of Neurotransmitter Release

Neurons in the nervous system organize into complex networks and their functions are precisely controlled. The most important means for neurons to communicate with each other is transmission through chemical synapses, where the release of neurotransmitters by the presynaptic nerve terminal of one neuron influences the function of a second neuron. Since the discovery of chemical neurotransmission by Otto Loewi in the 1920s, great progress has been made in our understanding of mol- ular mechanisms of neurotransmitter release. The last decade has seen an explosion of knowledge in this field. The aim of Molecular Mechanisms of Neurotransmitter Release is to provide up-to-date, in-depth coverage of essentially all major mole- lar mechanisms of neurotransmitter release. The contributors have made great efforts to write concisely but with sufficient background information, and to use figures/diagrams to present clearly key concepts or experiments. It is hoped that this book may serve as a learning tool for neuroscience students, a solid reference for neuroscientists, and a source of knowledge for people who have a general interest in neuroscience. I was fortunate to be able to gather contributions from a group of outstanding scientists. I thank them for their efforts. In particular, I want to thank Dr. Erik Jorgensen who offered valuable suggestions about the book in addition to contrib- ing an excellent chapter. I thank US National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health for their supports.

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1. The Architecture of the Presynaptic Release SiteR. Grace Zhai2. Multiple modes of fusion and retrieval at the calyx of Held synapseLiming He, Benjamin McNeil, and Ling-Gang Wu3. Roles of SNARE proteins in synaptic vesicle fusionMark T. Palfreyman and Erik M. Jorgensen4. Roles and sources of calcium in synaptic exocytosisZhao-Wen Wang, Bojun Chen, Qian Ge5. Regulation of presynaptic calcium channelsAllen W. Chan and Elise F. Stanley6. Synaptotagmin: transducing Ca2+-binding to vesicle fusionCarin Loewen and Noreen Reist7. Functional interactions between the SNARE regulators UNC-13, tomosyn and UNC-18Robby M. Weimer and Janet E. Richmond8. Roles of the ELKS/CAST family and SAD kinase in Neurotransmitter ReleaseToshihisa Ohtsuka and Yoshimi Takai9. The role of potassium channels in the regulation of neurotransmitter release.Laurence O. Trussell and Michael T. Roberts10. Modulation of neurotransmitter release and presynaptic plasticity by protein phosphorylationZu-Hang Sheng11. Synaptic Vesicle EndocytosisLiesbet Smitz and Patrik Verstreken12. Lipids and secretory vesicle exocytosisShona L. Osborne and Frederic A. Meunier13. Neurotransmitter reuptake and synaptic vesicle refillingRichard J. Reimer*, Kimberly A. Zaia, and Hiroaki Tani14. Regulation of neurotransmitter release by presynaptic receptorsMatthew Frerking, and Joyce Wondolowski15. Trans-synaptic regulation of presynaptic release machinery in central synapses by cell adhesion moleculesKensuke Futai and Yasunori Hayashi16. Differential regulation of small clear vesicles and large dense-core vesiclesTao Xu and Pingyong Xu


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