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Signal reception: Ligand-gated ion channel receptors

R. Wayne Davies and Thora A. Glencorse

in Molecular Biology of the Neuron

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198509981
eISBN:
9780191723810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509981.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Fast synaptic transmission is crucial for real-time functioning of the brain. All the receptor molecules that mediate fast transmission events are also ligand-gated ion channels, i.e., they are ion ... More


Smell Receptors for Smell Molecules

Gordon M. Shepherd

in Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159111
eISBN:
9780231530316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159111.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The sense of smell begins with the action of smell molecules on the receptor molecules in our nose, which in turn are a critical part of the smell and flavor system in the brain. This chapter ... More


Integration and control: hormones

Derek Burton and Margaret Burton

in Essential Fish Biology: Diversity, structure, and function

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198785552
eISBN:
9780191827433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785552.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology

Fish, and other vertebrates, possess both a neural control system and a hormonal one dependent on the circulation. Fish hormones may be secreted by well-defined endocrine glands or by diffuse tissue ... More


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