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Title Extrasynaptic GABAA receptors / Adam C. Errington, Giuseppe Di Giovanni, Vincenzo Crunelli, editors
Published New York, NY : Springer, 2014


Description 1 online resource (ix, 295 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series The Receptors ; volume 27
Receptors ; volume 27
Contents A brief introduction to extrasynaptic GABAA receptors and 'tonic' GABAA receptor mediated inhibition in physiology and disease -- Extrasynaptic GABAA receptors: subunit composition, distribution, and regulation -- Biophysical properties of recombinant 2- AND?- subunit containing GABAA receptors -- The pharmacology of extrasynaptic GABAA receptors -- Neurosteroids and extrasynaptic GABAA receptors -- Sources of GABA that activate extrasynaptic GABAA receptors -- Modulation of Extrasynaptic GABAA Receptors by G-protein-coupled Receptors -- Extrasynaptic GABAA receptors and tonic inhibition in spinal cord -- The role of peri-synaptic GABA receptors after stroke -- The role of extrasynaptic GABAA receptors in focal epilepsy -- Gain-of-Function of Thalamic Extrasynaptic GABA-A Receptors in Typical Absence Seizures -- GABAergic control of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis: role of extrasynaptic GABAA receptors -- Tonic GABAA receptor mediated inhibition in Fragile-X Syndrome: A cause of dysfunction or a pathway for a cure?
Summary GABA is the principal inhibitory neurotransmitter in the CNS and acts via GABAA and GABAB receptors. Recently, a novel form of GABAA receptor-mediated inhibition, termed "tonic" inhibition, has been described. Whereas synaptic GABAA receptors underlie classical "phasic" GABAA receptor-mediated inhibition (inhibitory postsynaptic currents), tonic GABAA receptor-mediated inhibition results from the activation of extrasynaptic receptors by low concentrations of ambient GABA. Extrasynaptic GABAA receptors are composed of receptor subunits that convey biophysical properties ideally suited to the ge
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed October 13, 2014)
Subject GABA -- Receptors.
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
GABA -- Receptors.
Form Electronic book
Author Errington, Adam C., editor
Di Giovanni, Giuseppe, editor.
Crunelli, Vincenzo, editor
ISBN 9781493914265