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Glutamate Receptors in Peripheral Tissue : Excitatory Transmission Outside the CNS - Santokh Gill

Glutamate Receptors in Peripheral Tissue

Excitatory Transmission Outside the CNS

By: Santokh Gill (Editor), Olga Pulido (Editor)

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Published: 3rd March 2005
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When the brain suffers an injury such as a stroke, neurons release glutamate onto nearby neurons which become excited, overloaded with calcium, and die. Normal neurotransmission is altered during injury, causing excess calcium to activate enzymes which eventually leads to destruction of the cell. This damage occurs through glutamate receptors.

At one time, glutamate receptors were thought to exist exclusively in the CNS. It is only recently that they have been found outside the CNS, in the peripheral tissue. The editors of Glutamate Receptors in Peripheral Tissue: Excitatory Transmission Outside the CNS are the first to show their presence outside the CNS using molecular biology techniques and immunohistochemistry. This text is the first devoted exclusively to these receptors in peripheral tissues.

Glutamate receptors in peripheral tissues: Distribution and implications for toxicology
Glutamate receptor pharmacology: lessons learned from the last decade of stroke trials
Expression of non-organelle glutamte transporters to support peripheral tissue function
Anticancer effects of glutamate antagonists
Glutamate receptors and their role in acute and inflammatory pain
The vertebrate retina
Glutamate receptors in taste receptor cells
Glutamate receptors in endocrine tissues
Adrenal glutamate receptors: a role in stress and drug addiction
Glutamate receptors in the stomach and their implications
Glutmate toxicity in lung and airway disease
Glutamate: teaching old bones new tricks-implications for skeletal biology
Expression and function of metabotrophic glutamate receptors in liver
Neuroexcitatory signaling in immune tissues
Platelet glutamate receptors as a window into psychiatric disorders
Analysis of glutamate receptor genes in plants: progress and prospects
Index
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ISBN: 9780306479731
ISBN-10: 0306479737
Series: Endocrine Updates
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 3rd March 2005
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.82