Toxins As Tools in Neurochemistry
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Toxins As Tools in Neurochemistry Proceedings of the Symposium, Berlin (West, March 22-24, 1983) by Ferdinand Bucho

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Published by Walter De Gruyter Inc .
Written in English


  • Biochemistry,
  • Neurosciences,
  • Toxicology (non-medical),
  • Neurochemistry,
  • Toxins,
  • Ion channels,
  • Congresses,
  • Neurotoxic agents,
  • Physiological effect

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9013910M
ISBN 103110095939
ISBN 109783110095937

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Neurotoxins from snake venoms have proven to be valuable tools for the understanding of synaptic transmission mechanisms (1–3). In addition to postsynaptic neurotoxins, some snakes from the Elapidae family have presynaptic toxins that act on the storage and release of neurotransmitters (4–7). The chapter briefly covers the history of protein and peptide neurotoxins in research on nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR). It all started with a great help of α-bungarotoxin and other similar α-neurotoxins from snake venoms in isolation from the Torpedo ray electric organ of the muscle-type nAChR as a first individual membrane Cited by: 2. High‐Affinity Transport of γ‐Aminobutyric Acid, Glycine, Taurine, L‐Aspartic Acid, and L‐Glutamic Acid in Synaptosomal (P 2) Tissue: A Kinetic and Substrate Specificity Analysis. Edmund A. Debler. With the rapid development of opto‐electronic technology, new materials are required that show nonlinear optical phenomena and at the same time fulfill a series of additional criteria such as optical transparency, thermal stability, processability, and ease of application‐specific judybwolfman.commetallic systems, like 1, through their unique characteristics such as diversity of metals.

Thus, the main focus of this review is to highlight the most promising studies evaluating animal toxins as therapeutic tools to treat a wide variety of neurodegenerative conditions, including. Neurotoxins are toxins that are destructive to nerve tissue (causing neurotoxicity). Neurotoxins are an extensive class of exogenous chemical neurological insults that can adversely affect function in both developing and mature nervous tissue. The term can also be used to classify endogenous compounds, which, when abnormally contacted, can prove neurologically toxic. Pages in category "Neurotoxins" The following pages are in this category, out of approximately total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().(previous page) (). Molecular neuroscience is a branch of neuroscience that observes concepts in molecular biology applied to the nervous systems of animals. The scope of this subject covers topics such as molecular neuroanatomy, mechanisms of molecular signaling in the nervous system, the effects of genetics and epigenetics on neuronal development, and the molecular basis for neuroplasticity and.