Presynaptic Inhibition and Neural Control

Hardcover | November 1, 1997

EditorPablo Rudomin, Ranulfo Romo, Lorne Mendell

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This is a timely review of the mechanisms underlying the presynaptic control of synaptic transmission and the role they play in sensory and motor behavior. Early chapters offer a detailed account of the anatomy, biophysics, and physiology of synaptic transmission at the peripheral and centralsynapses, focusing on the presynaptic control of transmitter release. Later chapters explore the organization of neural pathways leading to the presynaptic inhibition of transmitter release in segmental reflex pathways. A final section provides examples of the operation of presynaptic controlmechanisms during specific sensory and motor functions in mammals, including humans. Integrating synaptic transmission and CNS functions at the systems level, this volume will be of particular interest to researchers studying both areas.

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This is a timely review of the mechanisms underlying the presynaptic control of synaptic transmission and the role they play in sensory and motor behavior. Early chapters offer a detailed account of the anatomy, biophysics, and physiology of synaptic transmission at the peripheral and centralsynapses, focusing on the presynaptic contro...

Pablo Rudomin is at University of Mexico. Ranulfo Romo is at University of Mexico.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:466 pages, 9.21 × 6.3 × 1.42 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195105168

ISBN - 13:9780195105162

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I. Basic Mechanisms of Presynaptic Control1. F.J. Alvarez (Wright State University): Anatomical Basis for Presynaptic Inhibition on Primary Sensory Fibers2. F.J. Alvarez-Leefmans and Andres Nani (Instituto Mexicano de Psiquiatria, Mexico), Sergio Marquez (University of Texas Medical Branch): Chloride Transport, Osmotic Balance and Presynaptic Inhibition3. K. Dunlap (Tufts University School of Medicine): Mechanisms and Physiological Implications of Receptor-Mediated Inhibition of Voltage-Dependent Ca2+ Channels4. S.M. Thompson (University of Zurich, Switzerland), M. Capogna and M. Scanziani (University of California, San Francisco): Presynaptic Inhibition and Facilitation of Transmitter Release5. L. Vyklicky and H. Urbancova (Academy of Science of Czech Republic): Primary Afferent Depolarization and Presynaptic Inhibition6. H.R. Luscher (University of Bern, Switzerland): Control of Action Potential Invasion into Terminal Arborizations7. B. Walmsley and M.J. Nicol (University of Newcastle, Australia): Action Potential Propagation Along Primary Afferents and Presynaptic Inhibition in Clarkes's Column of the Spinal Cord8. D.R. Curtis (John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australia): Two Types of Inhibition in the Spinal Cord9. S.J. Redman (John Curtain School of Medical Research, Australia): The Relative Contributions of GABAA and GABAB Receptors to Presynaptic Inhibition of Group Ia EPSPs10. H. Hultborn (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) and J. Nielsen (Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel, Germany): Modulation of Transmitter Release From Ia Afferents by Their Preceding Activity- A 'Post-activation Depression'11. D. Cattaert and F. Clarac (Laboratoire Neurobiologie et Mouvement, Marseille): Presynaptic Inhibition of Neuromuscular Transmission in Crayfish12. D.S. Faber and A. Pereda (Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University): Regulation of Primary Eighth Nerve Synapses on the Mauthner Cell13. P.D. Wall (UMDS, St. Thomas' Campus, London): Some Unanswered Questions About the Mechanisms and Function of Presynaptic InhibitionII. Presynaptic Control of Segmental Inputs14. R.E. Burke (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda): Presynaptic Inhibition and the Anatomy of Group Ia Afferents15. L.M. Mendell (SUNY, Stony Brook): Ia Fiber Architecture: Implications for the Functional Role of Presynaptic Inhibition16. A. Lev-Tov (The Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem): Dynamic Aspects of Presynaptic Function in the Developing Mammalian Spinal Cord17. P. Rudomin , I. Jimenez. and J. Quevedo (Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avazados del Institito Politecnico Nacional, Mexico): Selectivity of the Presynaptic Control of Synaptic Effectiveness of Group I Afferents in the Mammalian Spinal Cord18. D. Zynicki and L. Jami (Univesite Rene Descartes, Paris): Presynaptic Inhibition Can Act as a Filter of Input from Tendon Organs during Muscle Contraction19. E. Jankowska (Goteborg University, Sweden) and J.S. Riddell (University of Glasgow): Neuronal Systems Involved in Modulation Synaptic Transmission from Group II Muscle Afferents20. A. El Manira, D. Parker et al. (Karolinska Institute, Sweden): Presynaptic Inhibition of Synaptic Transmission from Sensory, Interneuronal and Supraspinal Neurons to Spinal Target Cells in LampreyIII. Contribution of Presynaptic Control Mechanisms to Sensory and Motor function21. E. Pierrot-Deseilligny and S. Meunier (Hopital de la Salpetiere, Paris): Differential Control of Presynaptic Inhibition of Ia Terminals during Voluntary Movement in Humans22. D. McCrea and M.C. Perrault (University of Manitoba, Canada): PAD and Modulation of Evoked Group II Flexion Reflexes during MLR-Evoked Fictive Locomotion23. S. Rossignol, I. Beloozerova, J.P. Gossard, and R. Dubuc (Universite de Montreal, Canada): Presynaptic Mechanisms during Locomotion24. S.J. Shefchyk (University of Manitoba, Canada): Modulation of Excitatory Perineal Reflexes and Sacral Striated Sphincter Motoneuron during Micturition in the Cat25. W.D. Willis, K.A. Sluka, H. Rees, and K.N. Westlund (University of Texas): A Contribution of Dorsal Root Reflexes to Peripheral Inflammation26. R.F. Schmidt and H.G. Schaible (Physiologisches Institut der Universitat, Wurzberg): Modulation of Nociceptive Information at the Presynaptic Terminals of Primary Afferent FibersBibliographyIndex

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"Overall, this book is well-written and nicely produced. The list of authors is impressive and certainly represents leaders in the field. The editors have also done a good job in achieving a relatively uniform style among the different chapters and the cross-references between the differentchapters are quite helpful." - Dr. Robert Chen, The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences