Dendritic Neurotransmitter Release

Editors: Ludwig, Mike (Ed.)

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The transmission of the nervous impulse is always from the dendritic branches and the cell body to the axon or functional process. Every neuron, then, possesses a receptor apparatus, the body and the dendritic prolongations, an apparatus of emission, the axon, and the apparatus of distribution, the terminal arborization of the nerve fibers. I designated the foregoing principle: the theory of dynamic polarization (Cajal 1923). Ever since the beautiful drawings from Golgi and Cajal, we have been familiar with the organisation of neurones into dendritic, somatic and axonal compartments. Cajal proposed that these cellular compartments were specialised, resulting in his concept of ^dynamic polarisation'. He considered dendrites to be passive elements that simply transferred information from inputs to the soma. Since the discovery that dendrites of many neural populations release neuroactive substances and in doing so, alter neuronal output, it is now apparent that this theory requires qualification. This book presents recent developments in the neurophysiology of dendritic release of several chemical classes of transmitters in a number of different areas of the mammalian central nervous system. Once released from a neuron, these substances can act as neurotransmitters and/or neuromodulators, to autoregulate the original neuron, its synaptic inputs, and adjacent cells or, by volume transmission, to affect distant cells. In some systems, dendritic transmitter release is part independent of secretion from axon terminal signifying a selective control of the dendritic compartment.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Dendritic Neurotransmitter Release, from Early Days to Today’S Challenges

    Pages 1-14

    Cuello, A. Claudio

  • Morphological Studies of Dendrites and Dendritic Secretion

    Pages 15-33

    Morris, John F.

  • The Lifecycle of Secretory Vesicles: Implications for Dendritic Transmitter Release

    Pages 35-53

    Apps, David K. (et al.)

  • Electrical Properties of Dendrites Relevant to Dendritic Transmitter Release

    Pages 55-67

    Roth, Arnd (et al.)

  • Somatodendritic Dopamine Release in Midbrain

    Pages 69-83

    Cragg, Stephanie J. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dendritic Neurotransmitter Release
Editors
  • Mike Ludwig
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-23696-4
DOI
10.1007/b102191
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-22933-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9838-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 333
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