Solomon Snyder

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"The godfather of synaptic chemistry", Solomon Snyder, is an expert on the molecular basis of psychiatric disorders. With his student, Candace Pert, Professor Snyder located the elusive neural opioid receptor in 1972. John Hughes and Hans Kosterlitz in Aberdeen then went on to discover and purify an endogenous morphine-like compound, enkephalin. Work in Professor Synder’s laboratory at John Hopkins University has shown the role of the reactive gas nitric oxide in the regulation of brain-function and blood-flow; and that D-serine may be an important modulator of learning and memory in the brain. Professor Snyder is the author of Drugs and the Brain (1986; revised edition 1996)

Candace Pert
Opium People
Opium Images
Opium Timeline
Hans Kosterlitz
Heinrich Dreser
The Plant of Joy
Wilhelm Sertürner
Thomas de Quincey
John Hopkins University
Into the Arms of Morpheus