Molecular Biology Of The Neuron

Paperback | February 15, 2006

EditorR.W. Davies, Brian J. Morris

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Nerve cells - neurons - are arguably the most complex of all cells. From the action of these cells comes movement, thought and consciousness. It is a challenging task to understand what molecules direct the various diverse aspects of their function. This has produced an ever-increasing amountof molecular information about neurons, and only in Molecular Biology of the Neuron can a large part of this information be found in one source. In this book, a non-specialist can learn about the molecules that control information flow in the brain or the progress of brain disease in an approachableformat, while the expert has access to a wealth of detailed information from a wide range of topics impacting on his or her field of endeavour. The text is designed to achieve a balance of accessibility and broad coverage with up-to-date molecular detail. In the six years since the first edition of Molecular Biology of the Neuron there has been an explosion in the molecular information about neurons that has been discovered, and this information is incorporated into this second edition. Entirely new chapters have been introduced where recent advanceshave made a new aspect of neuronal function more comprehensible at the molecular level. Written by leading researchers in the field, the book provides an essential overview of the molecular structure and function of neurons, and will be an invaluable tool to students and researchers alike.

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Nerve cells - neurons - are arguably the most complex of all cells. From the action of these cells comes movement, thought and consciousness. It is a challenging task to understand what molecules direct the various diverse aspects of their function. This has produced an ever-increasing amountof molecular information about neurons, and ...

R.W. Davies and Brian J. Morris are both at IBLS, Division of Molecular Genetics, University of Glasgow.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.16 inPublished:February 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198509979

ISBN - 13:9780198509974

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Table of Contents

1. Douglas Armstrong and Stephen Goodwin: Studying neuronal function using the Drosophila genetic system2. Harald Jockusch and Thomas Schmitt-John: Using mouse genetics to study neuronal development and function3. Uwe Ernsberger: Gene expression: from precursor to mature neuron4. Christopher Connolly: Protein trafficking in neurons5. Mauro Pessia: Ion channels and electrical activity6. Julie Staple and Stefan Catsicas: Molecular biology of neurotransmitter release7. Flaminio Cattabeni: Molecular biology of postsynaptic structures8. Wayne Davies and Thora Glencorse: Signal reception: Ligand-gated ion channel receptors9. Jennifer Koenig: Signal reception: G protein-coupled receptors10. Giles Hardingham: Synapse-to-nucleus calcium signalling11. Jean-Antoine Girault: Signalling by tyrosine phosphorylation in the nervous system12. Renata Zippel, Simona Baldassa and Emmapaola Sturani: Mature neurons: signal transduction-serine/threonine kinases13. Javier Diaz-Nido and Jesus Avila: The cytoskeleton14. Brian Morris: Neuronal plasticity15. Mark Bailey: Genetic basis of human neuronal diseases16. Paul Shiels and Wayne Davies: Ageing and the death of neurones

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`It is always difficult to ensure a uniform standard of writing from a diverse group of authors, but these editors seem to have achieved it. Thus, each of the chapters provides a useful review of current knowledge of molecular data relating to neurons . . . will be appreciated by those inclinical systems or cellular neuroscience . . . it is unfair to pick out particular chapters for mention, since all of them are well constructed.'Physiology News, Number 56