Katz, Bernard


Katz (1911–2003), a German‐born British biophysicist, best known for his elucidation of the mechanisms of neural transmission, work of immense importance in understanding how the nervous system works in health and disease, and in the development of neuroactive drugs.

Keywords: acetylcholine; Hodgkin; Huxley; neuromuscular junction; Hill; synaptic neurotransmission

Further Reading

Katz B (1969) The Release of Neural Transmitter Substances. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.

Katz B (1986) Reminiscences of a physiologist, fifty years after. Journal of Physiology 370: 1–12.

Katz B (1996a) Nerve, Muscle, and Synapse. New York: McGraw‐Hill.

Katz B (1996b) In: Squire LR (ed.) The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography, vol. 1, pp 348–381. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience.

Sakmann B (2007) Bernard Katz 26 March 1911–20 April 2003. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 53: 185–202.

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Tansey, EM(Dec 2008) Katz, Bernard. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002492.pub2]