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Neuron Structure and Function Signal transmission Diversity of neuronal structure and function Photo from Dr. Michael Silverman’s website http://www.sfu.ca/biology/faculty/silverman/index.html
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Signal transmission Neurotransmitter release is regulated by calcium Is regulated by action potential frequency See Fig. 5.16/ 4.16 Fig. 5.1/
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Synthesis and recycling of neurotransmitter E.g., Acetylcholine (ACh) the primary neurotransmitter at neuromuscular junction synthesized from acetyl CoA and choline by choline acetyl transferase stored in synaptic vesicles released into the synapse broken down by acetylcholinesterase
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Receptors in postsynaptic cells E.g., nicotinic ACh receptor Fig. 4.6/ 3.11
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Regulation of neurotransmitter effects Number of receptors Amount of neurotransmitter in synapse Amount released Amount removed
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Diversity in neuronal structure and function
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Diversity of neuronal structure and function Fig 5.18a/ 4.18 Fig 5.18b/ 4.18 Sensory (= afferent) neuron Interneuron Efferent neuron
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BISC 305 taught by Professor Christians during the Fall '11 term at Simon Fraser.

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