Synopses & Reviews
This book, the first in the new series RESEARCH AND PERSPECTIVES IN NEUROSCIENCE, contains the proceedings of the meeting which was held in Paris on September 24, 1990. Like the meetings on Alzheimer's disease, this series will deal with the most current research. Glutamate - the subject which was chosen for the first meeting of this series - is an excellent example since it has a major role in many physiological or pathological situations.
Table of Contents
Contents: The NMDA Receptor: Analogies and Differences with the Non-NMDA Glutamate Receptors and with the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor.- The Glutamate Receptors: Genes, Structure and Expression.- Triggering of Arachidonic Acid Release from Mature Striatal Neurons by Associative Stimulation of Ionotropic (AMPA) and Quisqualate Receptors Coupled to Phospholipase C (Qp).- Persistent Modulation of Neural Excitability in the Hippocampus: The Role of EPSP-Spike (E-S) Potentiation.- Induction and Stabilization of Long-Term Potentiation.- Blockade of Specific K+Channels Produces a Ca++ Dependent Form of Long-Term Potentiation in the Hippocampus.- Alterations in Calcium Homeostatic Capacity: A Locus for Constructive and Destructive Neuronal Remodeling.- Excitotoxicity and Neuropsychiatric Disorders.- In Vitro Neuronal Death: Contrasts Between Excitotoxicity and Chemical Hypoxia.- Excitatory Amino Acid Neurotoxicity in Rat Brain Slices.- Excitotoxicity on Cultured Cortical Neurons.- Excitatory Amino Acid Induced Cytotoxicity in Cultured Neurons: Role of Intracellular Ca+++ Homeostasis.- Subject Index.