Plasticity in Nerve Cell Function

Hardcover | September 1, 1998

byPlaton Kostyuk

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This book summarizes the most recent data on the molecular and cellular mechanisms which determine the unique properties of nerve cells - their ability to differentiate, establish connections to each other, and to form the nervous system with its immense capability for receiving, analysing,and storing information about our external and internal world. The key role of calcium ions in this process is particularly explored, along with nervous system function in aging and neural pathology. The author, based at a high-profile research unit in the Ukraine, is able to draw on significantnew research which has not been widely published. Plasticity in nerve cell function will be of interest to researchers and research students in the fields of neurophysiology, cellular physiology, biophysics, and neurochemistry in particular. It will also be of relevance to researchers and medicaldoctors interested in neuropathology and aging.

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This book summarizes the most recent data on the molecular and cellular mechanisms which determine the unique properties of nerve cells - their ability to differentiate, establish connections to each other, and to form the nervous system with its immense capability for receiving, analysing,and storing information about our external and...

Professor Platon Kostyuk is Director of the Physiological Institute of Kiev State University, Ukraine. His main research interests are neurophysiology - in particular synaptic processes in the spinal cord - and cell biophysics.
Format:HardcoverPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198524188

ISBN - 13:9780198524182

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Preface1. Formation of neural networks2. Developmental plasticity of neuronal elements3. Synaptic plasticity4. Aging and neuronal functions5. Glia and neuronal plasticity6. Common features in the mechanisms of different forms of neuronal plasticityBibliography

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"...a good starting point into the field." Brain, 1999