lecture_11 - Diversity in synaptic transmission Chemical...

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Diversity in synaptic transmission Chemical vs. electrical synapses Structure of synapse Types of neurotransmitters Types of neurotransmitter receptor Evolution of neurons Fig. 5.1/
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Electrical vs. Chemical synapses Fig. 5.26/ 4.26
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Electrical vs. Chemical synapses Electrical Chemical Speed Faster Slower Directionality Can be  bidirectional Unidirectional  (for a given chemical  signal) Same signal  pre- and post-  synapse? Yes Not  necessarily
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Diversity in synaptic transmission Chemical vs. electrical synapses Structure of synapse Types of neurotransmitters Types of neurotransmitter receptor Evolution of neurons Fig. 5.1/
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Variation in chemical synapse structure Fig. 5.27/ 4.27
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Variation in neurotransmitter Neurotransmitters Are synthesized in neurons Are released by the presynaptic cell following depolarization Bind to receptors on (or in!) the postsynaptic cell Cause a detectable effect in postsynaptic cell
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Structural classes of neurotransmitter: Acetylcholine
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