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Neurochemistry Study Guide : Membranes And Transport, Ion Channels, Extracellular Signaling, Neurotransmitters & more
"Neurochemistry Study Guide
Audience: Intended for everyone interested in Neurochemistry, particularly undergraduate and graduate life science students, medical students, and nursing students.
- Fully illustrated
Synthesis and degradation pathways.
Written in clear, concise format.
Difficult concepts are explained in simple terms.
- Navigate from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases
- Access the guide anytime, anywhere - at home, on the train, in the subway.
Use your down-time to prepare for an exam.
- Always have the guide available for a quick reference.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
I. Neurocellular Anatomy
Neuron: Axon | Dendrite
Axonal Transport and Growth: Axoplasmic transport | Kinesin | Dynein | Myosin | Growth cone | Axon guidance
Synapse: Synaptic Vesicles | Exocytosis | Endocytosis | Synaptic plasticity | SNARE | Synaptobrevin | Synapsin | NSF
Glial cell: Astrocyte | Oligodendrocyte | Schwann cell | Myelin | Nodes of Ranvier | Multiple sclerosis
Cytoskeleton: Actin | Intermediate filament | Microtubule
II. Membranes And Transport
Membrane Structure: Fluid mosaic model | Detailed Structure
Lipids: Fatty acid | Fatty acid degradation | Fatty acid synthesis | Triglyceride | Waxes | Lipoprotein | Cholesterol
Membrane Components: Phospholipids | Sphingomyelin | Glycolipid | Glycocalix | Cholesterol | Antigen
Movement of Molecules: Diffusion | Osmosis | Electrochemical gradient
Passive transport: Facilitated diffusion | Ion channel
Active transport: ATP-Dependent Na/K Pump | V-ATPase | Proton pump | Electron transport | Antiporter | Symporter
Blood-brain barrier: Tight junction | Cerebrospinal fluid
III. Ion Channels
Channels: Ion channel | Gap junction
Voltage-gated: Potassium channel | Sodium channel | BK channel | Inward-rectifier potassium ion channel | Resting channels | Calcium channel
Ligand-gated: NMDA receptor | AMPA receptor | Kainate receptor | Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor | Glycine receptor | GABA A receptor | GABA B receptor | GABA C receptor
Other ion channels: Cyclic nucleotide-gated | Stretch-activated | G-protein-gated | Light-gated
IV. Extracellular Signaling
Acetylcholine: Degradation by acetylcholinesterase | Receptors Overview | Nicotinic Receptors | Muscarinic Receptors | Muscarinic receptor agonist
Catecholamines: Epinephrine | Norepinephrine | Norepinephrine transporter | Dopamine | Dopamine transporter | Levodopa | Catecholamines breakdown | Adrenergic receptor | Dopamine receptor
Major dopamine pathways: Mesocortical pathway | Nigrostriatal pathway | Mesolimbic pathway | Tuberoinfundibular pathway
Serotonin: Serotonin transporter | Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor | Receptors
Histamine: H1 receptor | H2 receptor | H3 receptor | H4 receptors | Antihistamine drugs
Glutamate: NMDA receptor | AMPA receptor | Kainate receptor | Glutamate transporter"
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December 15, 2009
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