Brain Gangliosides and Thermal Adaptation in Vertebrates

  • Hinrich Rahmann
  • Reinhard Hilbig
  • Wolfgang Probst
  • Martin Muhleisen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 174)


The ability of the vertebrates to adapt to fluctuations in their environment is mainly based upon adaptive changes within the CNS, in which the synapses have been shown to be the most sensitive structures. Therefore it is assumed that changes in the physico-chemical properties of the synaptic membrane probably are responsible for maintaining adequate transmission and possibly related kinds of adaptive neuronal processes.


Sialic Acid Synaptic Transmission Synaptic Membrane Cartilaginous Fish Thermal Adaptation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hinrich Rahmann
    • 1
  • Reinhard Hilbig
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Probst
    • 1
  • Martin Muhleisen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ZoologyUniversity of Stuttgart-HohenheimStuttgart 70HohenheimWest Germany

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