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    1) What is a channel rhodopsin and from which organism did it come from?

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    Answer: Channel rhodopsins are light sensitive rhodopsins used by algae to orient to light.

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    synaptic transmission

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    how information is conveyed from one neuron to the next

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    1) What is an excitatory postsynaptic potential (EPSP)?

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    Answer- The depolarization of the postsynaptic cell in response to the release of transmitter a the presynaptic neuron at a synaptic site. It is called excitatory because the depolarization of the membrane tends to drive the membrane potential closer or even to threshold for an action potential.

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    1) What is required to open AMPA receptors and allow the influx of positive charges and thus membrane depolarization?

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    Answer- AMPA receptors open when they bind glutamate.

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    1) What are the three criteria for establishing that a chemical is a neurotransmitter?

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    Answer- 1) nerve stimulation must cause the release of the substance and the release must be shown to come from the nerve. 2) the effects of nerve stimulation are mimicked by applying the suspected transmitter directly to the postsynaptic cell; 3) nerve-evoked and extrinsic application responses must display the same pharmacology, i.e. response to various drugs.

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    1) Explain how metabotropic receptors work.

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    Answer- Metabotropic receptors do NOT have an ion pore but rather are coupled to a G-protein. That protein has three subunits, an alpha, a beta and a gamma subunit. The beta-gamma subunits operate jointly as a dimmer. The protein is normally is coupled to a molecule of guanosine diphosphate (GDP). When transmitter binds to the receptor, the receptor dislodges the GDP and take on a molecule of guanosine triphosphate (GTP). The GTP activates the protein causing the alpha subunit to dissociate from the beta-gamma unit. The dissociated units of the protein then exert effects downstream from the receptor.

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    Answer- The mepp is the response recorded at the endplate when the axon of the motor neuron is NOT stimulated. It is the unit response due to the spontaneous. release of a packet or quantum of transmitter. An electrode in the endplate will record mepps of various amplitudes, but the variations are very small and deviate only slightly from the mean amplitude, which is 0.4 mV. The different amplitudes are due to the spontaneous release of transmitter from different boutons on the axon terminal, where some are slightly closer to the electrode, giving a larger response, while others are slightly farther from the electrode, giving a slightly smaller response. It is just random variation around a mean value.

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    1) List two major differences between a voltage-gated ion channel and a ligand-gated ion channel.

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    Answer- Obviously, voltage gated ion channels are opened by the charge on the inside of the neuron while ligand gated channels are opened by a chemical neurotransmitter. In addition, voltage gated channels, at least the type we have discussed in class so far, are located all along the axon or, in the case of voltage gated Ca++ channels at the axon terminal, while ligand gated channels are located in the dendrites and cell body, at the site of the synaptic connection with the presynaptic axon.

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    Jul 10, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course was interesting and covered various topics of neuroscience. For such a vast topic as neuroscience, the class was not too in depth or too broad.

    Course highlights:

    The professor brought in other professors to lecture, which really allowed for a thorough analysis of the brain. The basic structure and anatomy of the brain was also covered, which was fascinating.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

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    Go to class and take notes on lectures. If you're struggling to understand a concept, go into office hours as soon as you can to get help so you don't fall behind. Look over notes from lecture frequently as memorization is a large portion of the class.

    • Spring 2016
    • Raab-Graham
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Go to Office Hours Great Discussions
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    May 06, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Engaging but challenging, the professor was new but office hours were good place to attend to catch up.

    Course highlights:

    I felt prepared for neuroscience classes later on. Incorporated basic sciences (math physics genetics etc).

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go to office hours, do practice tests, study things online through supplementary studying

    • Spring 2016
    • Farr nierre
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    • Background Knowledge Expected Great Intro to the Subject Requires Lots of Research
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    Apr 22, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Great energy! He really knows how to teach, and does not heavily rely on slide shows.

    Course highlights:

    Visual system, auditory system, basal ganglia and cerebellum mechanisms, followed by physiology.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    TA notes. Use them as much as possible. They are really beneficial. And go to office hours!!

    • Fall 2015
    • DR.MAUK
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Participation Counts

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