The Involvement of Lipids in Signal Transmission Across Cell Membranes of the Nervous System

  • George Hauser
Part of the Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience book series (ECN)

Abstract

Plasma membranes of cells in the nervous system have, in addition to specialized tasks characteristic for each cell type or particular cell region (such as nerve endings), the same functions as those of cells in other organs. One of these functions is the transmission of information from the extracellular environment to the interior of the cell where a variety of metabolic events take place in response to the requirements of the organism.

Keywords

Prostaglandin Choline Fluorine Hydroperoxide Phosphatidylcholine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • George Hauser
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Ralph Lowell LaboratoriesMcLean HospitalBelmontUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biological ChemistryHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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