Special Issue "Neuropeptides, Receptors, and Behavior"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
A current challenge in the field of neuroscience is to resolve the mechanisms of how signaling events operating within single neurons impact cellular properties, and how such alterations of cellular physiology resonate through neuronal networks, which ultimately regulate behavioral and physiological processes. Such endeavors require comprehensive descriptions of the signals and the receptor molecules that underlie neuronal signaling. Furthermore, anatomical distributions of these transmitters and receptors can be detailed, thereby identifying cellular substrates underlying specific behaviors and physiologies. Consequent to the definition of peptidergic circuits, manipulation of these elements and their biochemical properties and quantifying the impact on behavior become feasible.
This Special Edition focuses on efforts that define the roles of various neuropeptides in different organisms that contribute to a wide variety of behaviors and physiology. Original research articles or reviews of specific neuropeptides are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Erik Johnson
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- G protein coupled receptor
- Second messengers
- Cell signaling
- Adenylate cyclase
- Heterotrimeric G proteins
- Neural circuits