Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Function in the Hippocampus: Neurotransmitter Exocytosis and Glutamatergic, GABAergic, and Cholinergic Transmission
This chapter discusses the molecular biology of hippocampal cells with particular emphasis on synaptic function. It starts by describing the basis of all signal transmission processes, the release of the signaling transmitter from the presynaptic terminal. It then details the key glutamate and GABA receptors responsible for the “nuts and bolts” of hippocampal chemical transmission. As an example of modulatory transmission, it discusses how acetylcholine muscarinic and nicotinic receptors influence information flow in the hippocampal cell types.
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