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Brain Plasticity : Development and Aging - Guido Filogamo

Brain Plasticity

Development and Aging

By: Guido Filogamo (Editor), Antonia Vernadakis (Editor), Fulvia Gremo (Editor), Alain M. Privat (Editor), Paola S. Timiras (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1997
ISBN: 9780306457654
Number Of Pages: 332

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This book is dedicated to the memory of two colleagues and friends, Amico Big- nami and Hendrick Vander Los. They were both pioneers in their fields: Bignami on on- togenesis and function of neuroglia, and Van der Los on brain plasticity and neuronal circuitry. Their ideas are further pursued by the authors in this book. Some of the chapters are products of a conference dedicated to these two scientists entitled "Recent Advances in Neurobiology: Plasticity and Regeneration." The conference was organized by the Insti- tute of Developmental Neuroscience and Aging and sponsored by the Region della Valle d' Aosta. Also, several chapters are written by colleagues who knew well either Amico or Hendrick and were invited to contribute to this dedication. The book is divided in four sections. The first part covers neurons, neuroglia includ- ing microglia, their plasticity and phenotypic expression, and specific functions and inter- actions. It is now established that neuroglia are an intimate component of the neuronal environment and thought to regulate several neuronal functions. More recently microglia have become prominent as the immune cells in the CNS. This part contributes new infor- mation for these cellular interactions. The second part deals with neuronal and glial cell plasticity as it relates to regeneration and neurodegeneration, more or less an extension of Part I. In recent years the role of transplantation in regeneration has become promising.

Regulatory Mechanisms of Expression of Neuronal and Glial Phenotypes: Genes Controlling Neural Fate and Differentiation
Neuronal Plasticity in Development: Lessons from Ethanol Neurotoxicity during Embryogenesis
Plasticity in Astrocytic and Cytoskeleton Signaling
Neuronal Circuitry, Synaptic Plasticity, Regeneration: Anatomical and Functional Characterization of Transpatent Monoemicinergic Neurons in Paraplegic Rats
Regulation of Glial Energy Metabolism
Dendric Development of Visual Callosal Neurons
Neuronal Cell Death, Neuroprotection: Nerve Growth Factor and Oxidative Stress in the Nervous System
Role of Astrocytes in Glutamate Homeostasis: Implications for Excitoioxity
Neurotrophins and Neuromodulators, Neurohormones, Cell Adhesion Molecules: Steroid and Protein Regulators of Glial Cell Proliferation
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ISBN: 9780306457654
ISBN-10: 0306457652
Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 30th November 1997
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.95