Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology, 4th Edition




4 ED 2016

USD $150


 This new, thoroughly revised fourth edition is the only current, established and authoritative text focusing on the cellular and molecular physiology of nerve cells. Understanding the functioning of the neuron, the basic cell of the central nervous system requires a clear understanding of the cellular and molecular physiology of the neuron. The book is hypothesis driven rather than just presenting the facts, and the content is firmly based on numerous experiments performed by the top experts in the field. While the book does cover the important facts, it also presents the background for how researchers arrived at this knowledge to provide a context for the field. It teaches not only how excitable cells work in detail, but also how to construct and conduct intelligent research experiments. This book promotes a real understanding of the function of nerve cells that is useful for practicing neurophysiologists and students in a graduate-level course on the topic alike.



  • o    Chapter 1: Neurons

    o    Chapter 2: Neuron-glial cell cooperation

    o    Chapter 3: Ionic gradients, membrane potential and ionic currents

    o    Chapter 4: The voltage-gated channels of Na+ action potentials

    o    Chapter 5: The voltage-gated channels of Ca2+ action potentials: Generalization

    o    Chapter 6: The chemical synapses

    o    Chapter 7: Neurotransmitter release

    o    Chapter 8: The ionotropic nicotinic acetylcholine receptors

    o    Chapter 9: The ionotropic GABAA receptor

    o    Chapter 10: The ionotropic glutamate receptors

    o    Chapter 11: The metabotropic GABAB receptors

    o    Chapter 12: The metabotropic glutamate receptors

    o    Chapter 13: Somato-dendritic processing of postsynaptic potentials I: Passive properties of dendrites

    o    Chapter 14: Subliminal voltage-gated currents of the somato-dendritic membrane

    o    Chapter 15: Somato-dendritic processing of postsynaptic potentials II. Role of sub-threshold depolarizing voltage-gated currents

    o    Chapter 16: Somato-dendritic processing of postsynaptic potentials III. Role of high-voltage-activated depolarizing currents

    o    Chapter 17: Firing patterns of neurons

    o    Chapter 18: Synaptic plasticity

    o    Chapter 19: The adult hippocampal network

    o    Chapter 20: Maturation of the hippocampal network