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Molecular Biology of the Neuron : Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology Series - R. Wayne Davies

Molecular Biology of the Neuron

Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology Series

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780198509981
Number Of Pages: 500

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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 amount of 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 approachable format, while the expert has acess to a wealth of detailed information from a wide range of topics impacting on his or her field of endeavour.
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 advances have 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.

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 in clinical 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

1: Douglas Armstrong & Stephen Goodwin: Studying neuronal function using the Drosophila genetic system 2: Harald Jockusch & Thomas Schmitt-John: Using mouse genetics to study neuronal development and function 3: Uwe Ernsberger: Gene expression: from precursor to mature neuron 4: Christopher Connolly: Protein trafficking in neurons 5: Mauro Pessia: Ion channels and electrical activity 6: Julie Staple & Stefan Catsicas: Molecular biology of neurotransmitter release 7: Flaminio Cattabeni: Molecular biology of postsynaptic structures 8: Wayne Davies & Thora Glencorse: Signal reception: Ligand-gated ion channel receptors 9: Jennifer Koenig: Signal reception: G protein-coupled receptors 10: Giles Hardingham: Synapse-to-nucleus calcium signalling 11: Jean-Antoine Girault: Signalling by tyrosine phosphorylation in the nervous system 12: Renata Zippel, Simona Baldassa & Emmapaola Sturani: Mature neurons: signal transduction-serine/threonine kinases 13: Javier Diaz-Nido & Jesus Avila: The cytoskeleton 14: Brian Morris: Neuronal plasticity 15: Mark Bailey: Genetic basis of human neuronal diseases 16: Paul Shiels & Wayne Davies: Ageing and the death of neurones

ISBN: 9780198509981
ISBN-10: 0198509987
Series: Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.4  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.97
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised