Structural and functional organization of the synapse

Johannes W Hell, Michael D. Ehlers

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Synapses play a central role in the brain by mediating signal transmission between neurons. This book provides a fundamental description of the synapse by leading experts in the field. Each individual synapse carries out its numerous functions in a tiny space, thereby requiring an exquisite molecular and functional arrangement. This book describes the molecular structure and cellular function of central synapses in the brain, providing a detailed view of the brain's fundamental unit of information storage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages801
ISBN (Print)9780387772318
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)


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