The Squid Giant Synapse: A Model for Chemical Transmission - A Model for Chemical Transmission - Rodolfo R. Llinas (1999)
ISBN 0195116526
Subject Neural transmission; Squids; Synapses
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date 12/15/1999
Format Hardcover (239 x 155 mm)
Language e
The squid giant synapse is the single most important model for investigating the transmitter release mechanism in chemical junctions. This unique book, by a leading expert in the field, gives a concise overview of all that has been learned about synaptic transmission in this superb model system. It covers in detail the biophysics of the voltage-dependent calcium currents, calcium concentration microdomains, and much of the molecular basis for the triggering of the secretory event. Ideal for graduate and undergraduate courses, the book includes PC and Macintosh versions of two programs for simulating and manipulating any aspect of synaptic transmission. One program is a modeling tool designed for working neuroscientists, and the other teaches the basic principles of synaptic transmission by allowing students to alter the parameters, essentially without limits, and see the effects on the action potential over time. Anyone studying this central topic of neuroscience will find this book an invaluable resource.
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Product Details
LoC Classification QP364.L56 1999
Dewey 573.8/61458
Cover Price $29.50
No. of Pages 232