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Neurotrophic Factors - Sandra E. Loughlin

Neurotrophic Factors

By: Sandra E. Loughlin (Editor), James H. Fallon (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th October 1992
ISBN: 9780124558304
Number Of Pages: 607

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This volume clearly synthesizes current information on defined neurotrophic factors, emphasizing their localization and molecular/cellular function in the central nervous system. Brain development and aging, neurodegenerative disorders, plasticity, and memory all are closely examined within the context of this rapidly expanding field. Researchers in neurobiology, cell biology, and molecular biology will find Neurotrophic Factors an invaluable reference for their research libraries.
Key Features
* Offers the most up-do-date synthesis of concepts on neurotrophic factors in the nervous system
* Integrates molecular, cellular, and neuroanatomical concepts of neurotrophic factor function
* Includes special chapters on primary, secondary, and tertiary messenger systems
* Examines brain development, differentiation, neurodegenerative disorders, and adult plasticity

Functional Implications of the Anatomical Localization of Neurotrophic Factors
Neurotrophic Factors: What Are They and What Are They Doing? Synergy, Retrograde Transport and Cell Death
Primary Response Gene Expression in the Nervous System in Neurotrophic Factors
Nerve Growth Factor and Related Substances: Structure and Mechanism of Action
The Regulation of Nerve Growth Factor Expression
Nerve Growth Factor Actions in the PNS and CNS
Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, An NGF-Related Neurotrophin
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Fibroblast Growth Factors
Fibroblast Growth Factors: Their Roles in the Central and Peripheral Nervous System
Epidermal Growth Factor: Structure, Expression, And Functions in the Central Nervous System
Transforming Growth Factors Alpha and Beta
Insulin-Like Growth Factors in the Brain
Neurobiology of Insulin and Insulin-Like Growth Factors
The Ciliary Neuronotrophic Factor
Skeletal Muscle Derived Neurotrophic Factors and Motoneuron Development
Neurotransmitters as Neurotrophic Factors
Adhesion Factors
Growth Factors for Myelinating Glial Cells in the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems
Chapter References
Index
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ISBN: 9780124558304
ISBN-10: 0124558305
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 607
Published: 20th October 1992
Publisher: ACADEMIC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.95  x 3.43
Weight (kg): 1.05

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