Item description for Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors in the CNS (Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology) by Peter Jonas...
This volume provides an overview of glutamate receptors and their role in excitatory neurotransmission. It focusses on three aspects. First, it describes the functional, molecular, and pharmacological properties of glutamate receptors (AMPA, NMDA, and kainate receptors). Second, it gives a survey how these receptors are involved in synaptic transmission at different glutamatergic synapses in the mammalian CNS. Finally, it adresses how overactivation of glutamate receptors can lead to excitotoxic cell death, and emphasizes the importance of glutamate receptors as potential therapeutical targets. The chapters, written by leading scientists, give accurate summaries of facets that have emerged recently in this field. The book demonstrates the strength of a multidisciplinary approach involving physiology, pharmacology, and molecular biology. It will be useful for other scientists in and outside the field, lecturers and students at different educational levels.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Height: 1" Weight: 2.41 lbs.
Release Date Jan 7, 2000
ISBN 3540661204 ISBN13 9783540661207
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More About Peter Jonas
Peter Jonas was born in Budapest, Hungary on July 16, 1967 and moved to the U.S. in 1988. The Oath of Allegience is his first attempt to get published in the United States. Peter has written several novels and a science-fiction novel "Mission to Mars" was his first work in 1981. The following two books were written for children, and included "Just say HURRA to Vacation" in 1983, "The Prarie Hunter" in 1984, and "The Secret of the Cave" in 1986. The story "The Big Blue Azure Diamond" written in 1987 is a fun mystery/adventure book.
The author has the gift of being able to vividly visualizw what he reads and he is able to make others see it as well through his writings.