0
$\begingroup$

For my course project, I am thinking of listing out major chemical reactions that occur at synapses, along with their temporal characteristics.

I could not find any textbooks to use as a starting point, and Google did not help me either. I was hoping to receive help in finding a review paper or textbook about chemical computations at the synapse.

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ Acetylcholinesterase is just one very important example of an enzyme in the synapse. Inhibiting this enzyme is how nerve gases and pesticides work. $\endgroup$ – user137 Jan 9 '15 at 14:46
1
$\begingroup$

If you are interested it from the point of view of "chemical computations", you probably want literature which looks at signal transduction in detail. I would suggest Marks' et al textbook on signal transduction. I have not yet read it through (it is on my list), but I liked the clear writing style of the introduction, and, as you can see from the table of contents, it does have chapters which address synapses and their neurotransmitters specifically.

I doubt that it will contain a complete list (there are several hundreds of compounds which can be considered to be neurotransmitters), but as an introductory textbook, it is likely to contain the major ones.

| improve this answer | |
$\endgroup$

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.