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The “Drunken” Synapse

Studies of Alcohol-Related Disorders

  • Yuan Liu
  • Walter A. Hunt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Overview of the Symposium

    1. Walter A. Hunt, Yuan Liu
      Pages 1-15
  3. A Perspective on the Synapse

    1. Gordon M. Shepherd
      Pages 17-23
  4. Synaptic Transmission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Toshio Narahashi, Gary L. Aistrup, Jon M. Lindstrom, William Marszalec, Haruhiko Motomura, Keiichi Nagata et al.
      Pages 39-49
    3. David M. Lovinger, Qing Zhou
      Pages 51-61
    4. Yuan Liu, Walter A. Hunt
      Pages 63-76
  5. Synaptic Modulation

  6. Synaptic Plasticity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Michael Browning, James Schummers, Scott Bentz
      Pages 159-166
    3. Richard A. Morrisett, Mark P. Thomas
      Pages 167-181
    4. Scott C. Steffensen
      Pages 183-204
    5. Yuan Liu, Walter A. Hunt
      Pages 205-214
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 215-219

About this book


Over the past two years, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has begun a series of symposia to highlight the need for more integrative re­ search to understand how ethanol alters behavior. Much of the research to date has dealt either at the molecular level or has been whole animal studies. More studies are needed to build our base of knowledge between these two extremes by focusing more on cellular and network levels of organization. To begin this focus on the intermediate steps in this scheme, the NIAAA presented a satellite symposium entitled "Approaches for Studying Neural Circuits: Application to Al­ cohol Research" held at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washing­ ton, DC, on November 16, 1996. This symposium brought together a group of scientists who presented their work on techniques used to study neural circuits. The proceedings of that symposium were published (Y. Liu (Ed.) Approaches for Studying Neural Circuits: Application to Alcohol Research. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 1998 Feb; 22: 1--{j6).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yuan Liu
    • 1
  • Walter A. Hunt
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and AlcoholismNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The “Drunken” Synapse
  • Book Subtitle Studies of Alcohol-Related Disorders
  • Editors Yuan Liu
    Walter A. Hunt
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-46111-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-7148-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-4739-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 219
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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