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BIO304: Integrative Animal Physiology I - Principles of cell physiology, and the physiology of neurons, the sensory nervous system, and muscle.

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Breathnach, C.S. (2004). Charles Scott Sherrington’s integrative action: A centenary notice. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 97: 34-36. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1079269/pdf/0970034.pdf

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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1392217/

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. http://doi.dx.org/10.1038/nrn2055

Etherington,  S.J., Atkinson, S.E.Stuart, G.J. & Williams, S.R. (2010)Synaptic integration. Encyclopedia of life sciences (ELS)http://doi.dx.org/10.1002/9780470015902.a0000208.pub2

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. http://doi.dx.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0965-12.2012

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. http://doi.dx.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2010.12.014

Katz, B. & Miledi, R. (1965). The effect of temperature on the synaptic delay at the neuromuscular junction. Journal of Physiology, 181(3): 656-670.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1357674/

Lerma, J. (2003). Roles and rules of Kainite receptors in synaptic transmission. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 4: 481-495. http://doi.dx.org/10.1038/nrn1118

van Spronsen, M. & Hoogenraad, C. C. (2010). Synapse pathology in psychiatric and neurologic disease. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 10 (3): 207-214. http://doi.dx.org/10.1007/s11910-010-0104-8 

Patton, B.L. (2003). Basal lamina and the organization of neuromuscular synapses. Journal of Neurocytology, 32: 883-903. http://link.springer.com.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/article/10.1023%2FB%3ANEUR.0000020630.74955.19

Sabbatini, R.M.E. (2003). Neurons and Synapses: The history of its discovery. Brain & Mind Magazine, 17.  http://www.cerebromente.org.br/n17/history/neurons4_i.htm

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.  http://www.nature.com.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/neuro/journal/v1/n2/pdf/nn0698_114.pdf