Search for dissertations about: "GABAA receptor"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 48 swedish dissertations containing the words GABAA receptor.

  1. 1. Patch-clamp studies of the GABAA receptor using microfluidic methods

    Author : Maria Millingen; [2007]

    Abstract : Ion channels are membrane proteins that passively transport ions. When activated, conformational changes within the protein lead to opening of a channel pore, and the flow of ions causes a change in the membrane potential. This is the fundamental process behind the generation and transduction of nerve impulses. READ MORE

  2. 2. Effects of neuroactive steroids on the recombinant GABAA receptor in Xenopus oocyte

    University dissertation from Umeå : Medicinsk fakultet

    Author : Mozibur Rahman; Umeå universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; GABA; GABAA receptor; neuroactive steroids; VETERINARY MEDICINE Obstetrics and gynaecology; VETERINÄRMEDICIN Obstetrik och gynekologi;

    Abstract : Introduction: Neuroactive steroids represent a class of both synthetic and naturally occurring steroids that have an effect on neural function. In addition to classical genomic mechanism by the hormones progesterone, deoxycorticosterone and testosterone 3α-OH metabolites of these hormones enhance GABAA receptor through rapid non-genomic mechanism. READ MORE

  3. 3. Spinal Acetylcholine Release Mechanisms and Receptor Involvement

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Mahinda Kommalage; Uppsala universitet.; [2005]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Neurosciences; acetylcholine release; spinal antinociception; nicotinic receptor; serotonin; GABA; Neurovetenskap; MEDICINE Dermatology and venerology; clinical genetics; internal medicine Internal medicine Neurology; MEDICIN Dermatologi och venerologi; klinisk genetik; invärtesmedicin Invärtesmedicin Neurologi;

    Abstract : Impulses coming from peripheries are modified in the spinal cord and transmitted to the brain. Several neurotransmitters have been involved in the processing of impulses in the spinal dorsal horn. Acetylcholine (ACh) is one of many neurotransmitters involved in the regulation of nociception in the spinal cord. READ MORE

  4. 4. Neuroactive steroids and rat CNS

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Vita Birzniece; Umeå universitet.; Umeå universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : Estradiol; progesterone; HRT; allopregnanolone; UC1011; serotonin receptor; GABAA receptor; mRNA; Morris water maze; silent second; tolerance; Clinical Neurophysiology; klinisk neurofysiologi;

    Abstract : Several studies suggest profound effects on mood and cognition by neuroactive steroids. Estrogen alone or in combination with antidepressant drugs affecting the serotonin system has been used to treat mood disorders. On the other hand, progesterone is related to negative effects on mood and memory. READ MORE

  5. 5. Revealing Secrets of Synaptic Protein Interactions A Biosensor based Strategy

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Christian Seeger; Uppsala universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Surface plasmon resonance; biosensor; AMPA receptor; GABAA receptor; ligand-gated ion channel; A-kinase anchoring protein; caldendrin; calmodulin; HIV; fragment based drug discovery; Biokemi; Biochemistry; Neuroscience; Neurovetenskap;

    Abstract : Protein interactions are the basis of synaptic function, and studying these interactions on a molecular level is crucial for understanding basic brain function, as well as mechanisms underlying neurological disorders. In this thesis, kinetic and mechanistic characterization of synaptic protein interactions was performed by using surface plasmon resonance biosensor technology. READ MORE