Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters are chemical substances, synthesized and released by nerve cells, or glandular hormones that excite or inhibit other nerve, muscle, or gland cells. Known neurotransmitters include acetylcholine, aspartic acid, catecholamines, cholecystokinin, endorphins, gamma aminobutyric acid, glutamic acid, glycine, histamine, neurotensin, serotonin, and substance P.

News items related to the topic: Neurotransmitters

Study reveals possible ‘dimmer switch’ drug for Rett syndrome
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have relieved symptoms in a mouse model of Rett syndrome with a drug-like compound that works like the dimmer switch in an electrical circuit.

Autism study links sensory difficulties, serotonin system
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researchers have established a link between the neurotransmitter serotonin and certain behaviors of some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a link that may lead to new treatments for ASD.

Study further links immune response, serotonin signaling
Vanderbilt University scientists are a step closer to understanding how inflammation in the body can affect mood and behavior.

Grants related to the topic: Neurotransmitters

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    PI: Colbran, Roger
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    PI: Conn, Jeffrey
  • Photoperiodic Programming of Serotonin Neurons
    PI: McMahon, Douglas
  • O BROTHER; WHERE ART THOU - INTERROGATING GLUTAMATE CO-TRANSMISSION IN DOPAMINERGIC NEURONS AT SINGLE-VESICLE LEVEL USING CELL REPROGRAMING AND CRISPR
    PI: Zhang, Qi

People related to the topic: Neurotransmitters

Ana Marin Dias Carneiro, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Ronald Cowan, Ph.D., M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Radiology & Radiological Sciences; Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program; Scientific Director, Vanderbilt Addiction Center

Aurelio Galli, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Associate Director for Research Strategy, Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Jing-Qiong Kang, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Andre H. Lagrange, Ph.D., M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology

Robert L. Macdonald, M.D., Ph.D.
Margaret and John Warner Professor of Neurology; Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Colleen Niswender, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Pharmacology; Director of Molecular Pharmacology, Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery

Elaine Sanders-Bush, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology, Professor of Psychiatry, Emerita

Danny Winder, Ph.D.
Bixler-Johnson-Mayes Chair, Basic Sciences – School of Medicine; Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Qi Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

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