Nato Science Series A:

Neurobiology

Ionic Channels, Neurons and the Brain

Editors: Conti, Franco, Torre, Vincent (Eds.)

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Understanding how the brain works is undoubtedly the greatest challenge for human intelligence and one of the most ambitious goals of contemporary science. We are certainly far from this goal, but significant advancements in several fields of Neuroscience and Neurobiology are being obtained at an increasing pace. The NATO ASI School in Neurobiology, held in Erice May 2-12,1995, as the 23rd Course of the International School of Biophysics, provided an update on three basic topics: Biophysics and Molecular Biology ofIon Channels, Sensory Transduction, and Higher Order Functions. Current knowledge on these subjects was covered by formal lectures and critical discussions between lecturers and participants. This book collects original contributions from those scientists who attended the School. Many students presented their results in poster sessions, steering lively informal discussions. A selection of these contributions is also included. A major portion of the program of the School was devoted to a general overview of current trends of thought and experimental approaches in neurobiology, emphasising the importance of understanding molecular aspects of the elementary events underlying sensory transduction and processing in the nervous system, without indulging however in a pure reductionistic view of such complex phenomena. Recent studies of molecular biology and the electrophysiology of heterologously expressed ionic channels, have shed new light on the molecular mechanisms underlying ionic permeation of excitable membranes and its regulation by physical and chemical parameters.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • The Role of the N-Terminal of the cGMP-Gated Channel from Vertebrate Rods

    Bucossi, G. (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Electrophysiological Studies of Mitochondrial Channels

    Campo, Maria Luisa (et al.)

    Pages 11-21

  • Functional and Structural Constituents of Neuronal Ca2+ Channel Modulation by Neurotransmitters

    Carbone, E. (et al.)

    Pages 23-40

  • Functional, Conformational, and Molecular Modelling Studies of Voltage-Sensitivity and Selectivity of Synthetic Peptides Derived from Ion Channels

    Cosette, Pascal (et al.)

    Pages 41-62

  • The Hyperpolarization-Activated Current (Ih/Iq) in Rat Hippocampal Neurons

    Gasparini, S. (et al.)

    Pages 63-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neurobiology
Book Subtitle
Ionic Channels, Neurons and the Brain
Editors
  • Franco Conti
  • Vincent Torre
Series Title
Nato Science Series A:
Series Volume
289
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-5899-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5899-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7706-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 393
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