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BIO304H5: Physiology of Neurons and Muscle


Supplemental Readings

Breathnach, C.S. (2004). Charles Scott Sherrington’s integrative action: A centenary notice. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 97: 34-36.

del Castillo, J and Stark, L. (1952). The effect of calcium ions on the motor end-plate potentials. Journal of Physiology, 116i (4): 507-515.

Derkach,  V.A., Oh, M.C., Guire, E.S. & Soderling, T.R. (2007). Regulatory mechanisms of AMPA receptors in synaptic plasticity.Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 8: 101-113.

Etherington,  S.J., Atkinson, S.E.Stuart, G.J. & Williams, S.R. (2010)Synaptic integration. Encyclopedia of life sciences (ELS)

Graf, E. R., Valakh, V., Wright, C. M., Wu, C., Liu, Z., Zhang, Y. Q. & DiAntonio, A. (2012). RIM promotes calcium channel accumulation at active zones of the Drosophila neuromuscular junction. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(47): 16586-16596.

Han, Y., Kaeser, P. S., Südhof, T. C. & Schneggenburger, R. (2011). RIM determines Ca2+ channel density and vesicle docking at the presynaptic active zone. Neuron, 69 (2): 304-316.

Katz, B. & Miledi, R. (1965). The effect of temperature on the synaptic delay at the neuromuscular junction. Journal of Physiology, 181(3): 656-670.

Lerma, J. (2003). Roles and rules of Kainite receptors in synaptic transmission. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 4: 481-495.

van Spronsen, M. & Hoogenraad, C. C. (2010). Synapse pathology in psychiatric and neurologic disease. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 10 (3): 207-214. 

Patton, B.L. (2003). Basal lamina and the organization of neuromuscular synapses. Journal of Neurocytology, 32: 883-903.

Sabbatini, R.M.E. (2003). Neurons and Synapses: The history of its discovery. Brain & Mind Magazine, 17.

Schiller, J.,  Schiller, Y. & Clapham., D.E. (1998). NMDA Receptors amplify Calcium influx into Dendritic Spines during Associative Pre-and Postsynaptic Activation. Nature Neuroscience, 1(2): 114-118.

Changeux, J.-P. Discovery of the First Neurotransmitter Receptor: The Acetylcholine Nicotinic Receptor. Biomolecules 202010, 547.

Pascal S. Kaeser, Lunbin Deng, Yun Wang, Irina Dulubova, Xinran Liu, Josep Rizo, Thomas C. Südhof. (2011). RIM Proteins Tether Ca2+ Channels to Presynaptic Active Zones via a Direct PDZ-Domain Interaction, Cell, (144)2: 282-295.
Jerry L. Chen, Katherine L. Villa, Jae Won Cha, Peter T.C. So, Yoshiyuki Kubota, Elly Nedivi. (2012) 
Clustered Dynamics of Inhibitory Synapses and Dendritic Spines in the Adult Neocortex,
Neuron, (74) 2: 361-373
Eggermann, E., Bucurenciu, I., Goswami, S. et al. Nanodomain coupling between Ca2+ channels and sensors of exocytosis at fast mammalian synapses. Nat Rev Neurosci 13, 7–21 (2012).