Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptogenesis by Alexander DityatevMolecular Mechanisms of Synaptogenesis by Alexander Dityatev

Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptogenesis

EditorAlexander Dityatev

Paperback | October 29, 2010

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This book provides a new compilation of information that link changes in the basic structure of synapses and brain diseases. The book shows that specific secreted proteins, and short peptide mimicking the function of neural cell adhesion molecules can significantly enhance the formation of synapses in the brain. It describes recent advances in research that lay necessary scientific groundwork to develop pharmacological treatments.
Title:Molecular Mechanisms of SynaptogenesisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:523 pagesPublished:October 29, 2010Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441940901

ISBN - 13:9781441940902

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Table of Contents

Experimental models of synaptogenesis.- Roles of cell adhesion and secreted molecules in synaptic differentiation.- Transport of synaptic proteins.- Synaptic cytoskeleton and morphogenetic signalling.- Synaptic plasticity in learning and memory.- Synaptogenesis and brain disorders.

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From the reviews:"This volume provides a comprehensive overview and perspectives on the interplay between development, maturity, and disease that is valuable to the newcomer and expert alike. One strength of this volume is that it highlights the breadth of the many experimental systems and approaches that are used to study normal development as well as synaptic defects associated with human diseases. . This volume provides an excellent resource to both established investigators and newcomers to the field." (Ethan G. Hughes and Rita J. Balice-Gordon, Neuron, Vol. 53, 2007)