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Biochemical compartmentalization in dendrites

Fritjof Helmchen

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566564
eISBN:
9780191724206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Dendrites have both electrical and biochemical characters, which are closely linked. This chapter discusses dendrites as compartments for chemical signals such as concentration changes of ions or ... More


Why have dendrites?: A computational perspective

Bartlett W. Mel

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566564
eISBN:
9780191724206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter is concerned with how dendritic trees may contribute to the information-processing functions of individual nerve cells in the CNS. After reviewing the history of ideas about dendritic ... More


Biochemical compartmentalization in dendrites

Fritjof Helmchen and U. Valentin Nägerl

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198745273
eISBN:
9780191819735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745273.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Dendrites have both an electrical and a biochemical character, which are closely linked. This chapter discusses dendritic structures as compartments for chemical signals such as concentration changes ... More


An historical perspective on modeling dendrites

Wilfrid Rall

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566564
eISBN:
9780191724206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The advent of microelectrode recordings from neurons with branching dendritic trees presented a new problem for neurophysiologists: how to interpret the data obtained from these non-isopotential ... More


Dendrites as transmitters

Troy W. Margrie and Nathaniel Urban

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566564
eISBN:
9780191724206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Classically, dendrites have been considered to be passive structures that receive signals and do little else. It is now established that dendrites are significantly more complex than originally ... More


Neurotransmitter-gated ion channels in dendrites

R. Angus Silver, Andrew F. MacAskill, and Mark Farrant

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198745273
eISBN:
9780191819735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745273.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The ability of populations of neurons in the central nervous system to rapidly and effectively share and process information is essential for brain function. The majority of communication occurs via ... More


Neurotransmitter-gated ion channels in dendrites

R. Angus Silver and Mark Farrant

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566564
eISBN:
9780191724206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter discusses what has been learned from various approaches for investigating the functional properties of synapses. It focuses on synapses that use glutamate or γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) ... More


Conclusion: The future of dendrite research

Michael Häusser, Nelson Spruston, and Greg Stuart

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566564
eISBN:
9780191724206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Despite tremendous progress, the most exciting times in dendrite research lie ahead of us. Much of the knowledge we have accumulated to date has been descriptive. Although we have amassed a detailed ... More


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