Dendrites

Hardcover | May 10, 2016

EditorGreg Stuart, Nelson Spruston, Michael Hausser

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Dendrites are complex neuronal structures that receive and integrate synaptic input from other nerve cells. They therefore play a critical role in brain function. Although dendrites were discovered over a century ago, due to the development of powerful new techniques there has been a dramaticresurgence of interest in the properties and function of these beautiful structures. This is the third edition of the first book devoted exclusively to dendrites. It contains a comprehensive survey of the current state of dendritic research across a wide range of topics, from dendritic morphology, evolution, development, and plasticity through to the electrical, biochemical andcomputational properties of dendrites, and finally to the key role of dendrites in brain disease. The third edition has been thoroughly revised, with the addition of a number of new chapters and comprehensive updates or rewrites of existing chapters by leading experts.Dendrites will be of interest to researchers and students in neuroscience and related fields, as well as to anyone interested in how the brain works.

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Dendrites are complex neuronal structures that receive and integrate synaptic input from other nerve cells. They therefore play a critical role in brain function. Although dendrites were discovered over a century ago, due to the development of powerful new techniques there has been a dramaticresurgence of interest in the properties and...

Greg Stuart is currently Head of the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia. He did his undergraduate at Monash University (Melbourne), before doing a PhD in Neuroscience at the ANU. After his PhD he worked for 5 years at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelb...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:624 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:May 10, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Kristen M. Harris and Josef Spacek: Dendrite structure2. Samuel S.-H. Wang, Anthony E. Ambrosini, and Gayle M. Wittenberg: Evolution and Scaling of Dendrites3. Hollis T. Cline: Dendrite Development4. Franck Polleux, Anirvan Ghosh, and Wesley B. Grueber: Molecular Determinants of Dendrite and Spine Development5. Irena Vlatkovic and Erin M. Schuman: Local translation in dendrites6. Natasha K. Hussain and Richard L. Huganir: Structure and Molecular Organization of the Postsynaptic Density7. Zoltan Nusser: Subcellular Distribution of Ligand- and Voltage-Gated Ion Channels8. R. Angus Silver, Andrew F. MacAskill, and Mark Farrant: Neurotransmitter-gated ion channels in dendrites9. Jeffrey C. Magee: Dendritic Voltage-gated Ion Channels10. Fritjof Helmchen and U. Valentin Nagerl: Biochemical compartmentalization in dendrites11. Adam Carter and Bernardo Sabatini: Spine Calcium Signaling12. Nelson Spruston, Greg Stuart, and Michael Hausser: Principles of Dendritic Integration13. Lucy Palmer, Masanori Murayama, and Matthew Larkum: Dendritic integration in vivo14. Wilfrid Rall: Modeling dendrites: A personal perspective15. Etay Hay, Albert Gidon, Michael London, and Idan Segev: A theoretical view of the neuron as an input-output computing device16. Bartlett W. Mel: Towards a simplified model of an active dendritic tree17. Hermann Cuntz: Modelling dendrite shape18. Jerome Maheux, Robert C. Froemke, and P. Jesper Sjostrom: Functional Plasticity at Dendritic Synapses19. Tobias Bonhoeffer and Pico Caroni: Structural plasticity in dendrites and spines20. Ryohei Yasuda: Molecular signaling during plasticity of dendritic spines21. Nathaniel Urban and Troy W. Margrie: Dendrites as Transmitters22. Kevin M. Boergens, Manuel Berning, Moritz Helmstaedter: Dendritic connectomics23. Richard B. Dewell, Fabrizio Gabbiani: Linking Dendritic Processing to Computation and Behavior in Invertebrates24. Daniel Johnston, Andreas Frick, and Nicholas Poolos: Dendrites and Disease25. Michael Hausser, Nelson Spruston, and Greg Stuart: The Future of Dendrite Research