Protein Phosphorylation in the Nervous System

  • Manfred W. Kilimann
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 56)


Protein phosphorylation is involved in many mechanisms that contribute to neuronal plasticity, i.e. in the modulation of the information processing and storage properties of nerve cells resulting, ultimately, in the ability of the nervous system to learn. At the molecular and cellular level, this means that a signal passing through a neuron leaves behind a trace that affects the future behaviour of the cell. The time scale of such an effect may be very different: it may last for only a few seconds, or it may be lifelong.


Tyrosine Hydroxylase Protein Phosphorylation Inositol Trisphosphate Tyrosine Hydroxylase Gene Inositol Trisphosphate Receptor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred W. Kilimann
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  1. 1.Institut für Physiologische Chemie (Abteilung für Biochemie Supramolekularer Systeme)Ruhr-Universität BochumBochum 1Germany

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