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Synthesis, Storage, Transport, and Metabolic Degradation of Neurotransmitters

Joseph D. Robinson

in Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780195137613
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199848164 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137613.003.0009
Synthesis, Storage, Transport, and Metabolic Degradation of Neurotransmitters

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With the acceptance of chemical neurotransmission came the recognition that synaptic transmission required a number of discrete processes: synthesis of the neurotransmitter, its storage, release, and interaction with receptors and termination of its actions. This chapter is concerned with synthesis, with metabolic degradation, and with two transport steps, one for storing the neurotransmitter in vesicles and one for terminating the responses to released neurotransmitter.

Keywords: chemical neurotransmission; synaptic transmission; neurotransmitter; receptors; metabolic degradation

Chapter.  10063 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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