BIPN140 Lecture1

BIPN140 Lecture1 - Lecture1 BIPN140 NeuronsandGlia...

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Lecture 1           September 23, 2010 BIPN 140                     Reading: Chapter 1 Neurons and Glia Introduction Diversity and complexity Underlying simplicity: stereotyped signals, common structures Neurons Cell body Processes Dendrites Axons Synapses Input, integration and output Methods of study Methods for structural visualization: staining, dye injection, antibodies, RNA probes, genetically encoded  reporters (such as GFP) Methods for recording signals: voltage  recordings  electrical: intracellular  current  recordings electrical: sharp microelectrodes, patch pipets, extracellular electrodes optical: intrinsic signals (e.g. birefringence), voltage-sensitive dyes,  calcium-sensitive dyes Intact nervous system: “in vivo” cells function normally; circuitry intact
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This note was uploaded on 10/30/2010 for the course BIPN BIPN 140 taught by Professor Spitzer during the Fall '07 term at UCSD.

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