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Synaptic Plasticity and Transsynaptic Signaling

  • Patrick K. Stanton
  • Clive Bramham
  • Helen E. Scharfman
  • The latest revision of a known classic

  • Has new sections covering the threat posed by the 'Superbugs', multilple drug resistances, mutations and adaptive resistance as well as vital updates included throughout


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Carolyn W. Harley, Susan G. Walling, Robert A. M. Brown
    Pages 1-20
  3. Oliver Selbach, Olga Sergeeva, Helmut L. Haas
    Pages 21-31
  4. U. Heinemann, D. Albrecht, A. Behr, D. von Haebler, T. Gloveli
    Pages 65-78
  5. Nikolai Axmacher, Kristin Hartmann, Andreas Draguhn
    Pages 79-89
  6. Joe L. Martinez Jr., William J. Meilandt, Kenira J. Thompson
    Pages 107-121
  7. Christopher J. Frederickson, Michal Hershfinkel, Leonard J. Giblin
    Pages 123-137
  8. Jade-Ming Jeng, Stefano L. Sensi
    Pages 139-157
  9. Clive R. Bramham, Elhoucine Messaoudi
    Pages 159-184
  10. Michelle D. Amaral, Lucas Pozzo-Miller
    Pages 185-200
  11. Tuhin Virmani, Ege T. Kavalali
    Pages 255-272
  12. Andreas Kyrozis, Karima Benameur, Xiao-lei Zhang, Jochen Winterer, Wolfgang Müller, Patric K. Stanton
    Pages 273-303
  13. John F. MacDonald, Suhas A. Kotecha, Wei-Yang Lu, Michael F. Jackson
    Pages 321-341

About this book


Brain functions are realized by the activity of neuronal networks composed of a huge number of neurons. The efficiency of information transfer within the networks is changeable. Even the networks themselves can change through experience. Information transfer between neurons is performed at the synapse (the site of the neurons’ contact) by release of neurotransmitters from the pre-synaptic cell and capture of neurotransmitters by the post-synaptic cell. The amount of released neurotransmitter or the efficacy of capture can change. Moreover, synapses are found to be newly formed upon activity or abandoned upon inactivity. These changes are called "synaptic plasticity".

This text focuses on one component of synaptic plasticity called transsynaptic signaling, or communication of synapses during their formation.


Cortex Nervous System Plasticity Signaling Stanton Synaptic Transsynaptic adenylyl cyclase neurons

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick K. Stanton
    • 1
  • Clive Bramham
    • 2
  • Helen E. Scharfman
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyNew York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  3. 3.CNRRR DepartmentHelen Hayes HospitalWest HaverstrawUSA

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