Neurotransmitter Methods

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Februar 1997



Neurotransmitter Methods is intended as a bench-side companion for researchers who seek to identify, locaHze, or measure neurotransmitters and/or to identify sites of neurotransmitter action. Each method is detailed in a user-friendly "recipe" format and the protocols are accompanied by extensive notes to high­ light and explain crucial steps. Approaches utilizing an incredibly diverse array of modem techniques are presented: methods including HPLC, histochemistry, immunocytochemistry, in situ hybridization, mass spectrometry, microdialysis, and electrochemistry all make at least one appearance. In addition, protocols for associated methodologies, including the production of brain slices, dissociated neurons, synaptosomes/synaptoneurosomes, and neuronal plasma membranes are presented. Methods applicable to most of the recognized chemical types of neu­ rotransmitter are to be found and, although you may find absent any mention of your favorite neurotransmitter, many of the protocols are sufficiently general to be adapted to alternative uses. So, how does this book contribute usefiilly to the horde of methods volumes stampeding across our bookshelves? 1 hope that the strength oiNeurotransmitter Methods lies in the variety of its content. The book provides in a single volume an array of techniques that could take a researcher from selection and preparation of a tissue source through to identification and measurement of neurotransmitter content and even onto characterization of neurotransmitter sites of action. Furthermore, the diversity of approaches presented reflects the need for today's bench neuroscientist to be a bit of a "jack (or a "jill"!) of all trades.


Preparation of Brain Slices, Ting Wang and Ira S. Kass. Preparation of Organotypic Hippocampal Slice Cultures Using the Membrane Filter Method, Peter J. Bergold and Patrizia Casaccia-Bonnefil. The Preparation and Use of Brain Slices and Dissociated Neurons for Patch-Clamp Studies of Neurotransmitter Action, Phillip M. Larkman and Hrvoje He¿cimovi¿c. Synaptosomes: A Model System to Study Release of Multiple Classes of Neurotransmitters, Alexandra I. M. Breukel, Elly Besselsen, and Wim E. J. M. Ghijsen. Synaptoneurosomes: A Preparation for Studying Subhippocampal GABAA Receptor Activity, Miriam N. G. Titulaer and Wim E. J. M. Ghijsen. Preparation of Synaptosomal Plasma Membranes by Subcellular Fractionation, Jacques J. H. Hens. Detection of Neuropeptides by Immunocytochemistry, Dick R. Nässel and Peter Ekström. Immunocytochemical Detection of Amino Acid Neurotransmitters in Paraformaldehyde-Fixed Tissues, David V. Pow. cGMP Immunocytochemistry, Jan de Vente and Harry W. M. Steinbusch. Microwave Antigen Retrieval in Formaldehyde-Fixed Human Brain Tissue, Suzanna J. Newman and Stephen M. Gentleman. Localization of Nitric Oxide Synthase Using NADPH Diaphorase Histochemistry, Maurice R. Elphick. In Situ Hybridization to Determine the Expression of Peptide Neurotransmitters, Niovi Santama. Quantitative In Situ Hybridization Histochemistry, Andrew Levy. Microbore Liquid Chromatography Analysis of Monoamine Transmitters, Sophie Sarre, Katrien Thorré, Ilse Smolders, and Yvette Michotte. Microbore Liquid Chromatography Analysis of Amino Acid Transmitters, Ilse Smolders, Sophie Sarre, Guy Ebinger, and Yvette Michotte. HPLC Methods to Isolate Peptide Neurotransmitters, G. Mark Holman and Timothy K. Hayes. Neuropeptide Expression Patterns as Determined by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Mass Spectrometry, Ka Wan Li and Wijnand P. M. Geraerts. GC/MS Determination of Biogenic Amines in Identified Neurons, David G. Watson, Richard A. Baines, John M. Midgely, and Jonathan P. Bacon. Monitoring Amino Acid Neurotransmitter Release in the Brain by In Vivo Microdialysis, Mark Zuiderwijk and Wim E. J. M. Ghijsen. In Vivo Detection of Neurotransmitters with Fast Cyclic Voltammetry, Julian Millar. Index.
EAN: 9780896033948
ISBN: 0896033945
Untertitel: 'Methods in Molecular Biology'. 1997. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Humana Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 1997
Seitenanzahl: 432 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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