Neurosteroids and Brain Function

Edited by

  • Giovanni Biggio
  • Robert Purdy

Series Editor:

  • Ronald Bradley, Louisiana State University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Baton Rouge, U.S.A.
  • R. Adron Harris, PhD , University of Texas, USA
  • Peter Jenner, King's College, London, U.K. Head of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Division

International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 46 presents in-depth reviews on such ground-breaking topics as assembly and intracellular trafficking of GABA A receptors, D-1 dopamine receptors, and Alzheimer's disease. This series offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available and is a must for anyone in the field.
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Researchers and graduate students in neuroscience, cell genetics, pharmacology, biology, and physiology.


Book information

  • Published: September 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-366846-2

Table of Contents

Neurosteroids: (Beginning of) The Story.Biosynthesis of Neurosteroids and Regulation of their Synthesis.Neurosteroid 7-hydroxylation Products in Brain.Analysis of neurosteroids.Role of Peripheral-Type Benzodiazepine Receptors in Adrenal and Brain Steroidogenesis.Formation and Effects of Neuroactive Steroids in the Central and Peripheral Nervous System.Neurosteroids and GABAA receptor function.GABAA Receptor Plasticity During Long-Term Exposure to and Withdrawal From Progesterone.Stress and Neuroactive Steroids.Neurosteroids in learning and memory processes.Neurosteroids and behaviour.Ethanol and Neurosteroid Interactions in Brain.Preclinical Development of Neurosteroids as Neuroprotective Agents for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases.Clinical Implications of Circulating Neurosteroids.Neuroactive Steroids and CNS Disorders.Neuroactive Steroids in Neuropsychopharmacology.Neurosteroids in the pharmacology and physiopathology of depression.