Cellular Migration and Formation of Neuronal Connections

Cellular Migration and Formation of Neuronal Connections

Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience

1st Edition - May 6, 2013

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  • Editors-in-Chief: John Rubenstein, Pasko Rakic
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123973474

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The genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms of neural development are essential for understanding evolution and disorders of neural systems. Recent advances in genetic, molecular, and cell biological methods have generated a massive increase in new information, but there is a paucity of comprehensive and up-to-date syntheses, references, and historical perspectives on this important subject. The Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience series is designed to fill this gap, offering the most thorough coverage of this field on the market today and addressing all aspects of how the nervous system and its components develop. Particular attention is paid to the effects of abnormal development and on new psychiatric/neurological treatments being developed based on our increased understanding of developmental mechanisms. Each volume in the series consists of review style articles that average 15-20pp and feature numerous illustrations and full references. Volume 2 offers 56 high level articles devoted mainly to Formation of Axons and Dendrites, Migration, Synaptogenesis, Developmental Sequences in the Maturation of Intrinsic and Synapse Driven Patterns.

Key Features

  • Series offers 144 articles for 2904 full color pages addressing ways in which the nervous system and its components develop
  • Features leading experts in various subfields as Section Editors and article Authors
  • All articles peer reviewed by Section Editors to ensure accuracy, thoroughness, and scholarship
  • Volume 2 sections include coverage of mechanisms which regulate: the formation of axons and dendrites, cell migration, synapse formation and maintenance during development, and neural activity, from cell-intrinsic maturation to early correlated patterns of activity


Neuroscience, developmental biology researchers, including stem cells, aging and diseases. Translational neuroscience researchers - many neurodegeneration diseases (Alzheimers!) have their roots in mechanisms studied in development, and many psychiatric diseases (Autism!) are consequences of developmental problems (Rubenstein is Prof Psychiatry)

Table of Contents

  • I: Formation of Axons and Dendrites
    Chapter 1 – Development of Neuronal Polarity In Vivo - F. Polleux
    Chapter 2 – Role of the Cytoskeleton and Membrane Trafficking in Axon–Dendrite Morphogenesis - K.C. Flynn, M. Stiess, F. Bradke
    Chapter 3 - Axon Growth and Branching – L. Ma, D.A. Gibson
    Chapter 4 - Axon Guidance: Semaphorin/Neuropilin/Plexin Signaling – J. Falk, V. Castellani
    Chapter 5 - Roles of Eph–Ephrin Signaling in Axon Guidance –A.D. Chisholm, D.A. Feldheim
    Chapter 6 - Axon Guidance: Slit–Robo Signaling – F. Beaubien, J.E.A. Prince, J.-F. Cloutier
    Chapter 7 - Nonconventional Axon Guidance Cues – L. Izzi, F. Charron
    Chapter 8 - Axon Regeneration –T.L. Dickendesher, Y. Duan, R.J. Giger
    Chapter 9 - Axon Maintenance and Degeneration – F. Wang, Z. He
    Chapter 10 - Dendrite Development: Invertebrates – W.B. Grueber
    Chapter 11 - Dendritic Development: Vertebrates – C. Lohmann

    II: Migration
    Chapter 12 - Cell Polarity and Initiation of Migration
    Chapter 13 - Leading Process Dynamics During Neuronal Migration – M. Valdeolmillos, F. Moya
    Chapter 14 – Nucleokinesis – O. Reiner, G. Gerlitz
    Chapter 15 - Migration in the Cerebellum – Y. Komuro, T. Kumada, N. Ohno, K.D. Foote, H. Komuro
    Chapter 16 - Radial Migration in the Developing Cerebral Cortex – S.C. Noctor, C.L. Cunningham, A.R. Kriegstein
    Chapter 17 - Radial Migration of Neurons in the Cerebral Cortex – A. Stanco, E.S. Anton
    Chapter 18 - Migration in the Hippocampus – G. Li, S.J. Pleasure
    Chapter 19 - Hindbrain Tangential Migration – C. Sotelo, A. Chedotal
    Chapter 20 - Tangential Migration: The Forebrain – T.J. Petros, S.A. Anderson
    Chapter 21 - Transcriptional Regulation of Tangential Neuronal Migration in the Vertebrate Hindbrain – T. Di Meglio, F.M. Rijli
    Chapter 22 - Postnatal Neurogenesis of the Forebrain - R. Belvindrah, P.-M. Lledo
    Chapter 23 - Migration of Myelin-Forming Cells in the CNS – F. de Castro, B. Zalc
    Chapter 24 - Neuronal Migration and Brain Patterning – A. Griveau, U. Borello, A. Pierani
    Chapter 25 - Neuronal Migration of Guidepost Cells – F. Bielle, S. Garel
    Chapter 26 - Neuronal Migration Disorders – J.J. LoTurco, A.B. Booker

    III: Synaptogenesis
    Chapter 27 - Molecular Composition of Developing Glutamatergic Synapses – S.L. Barrow, A.K. McAllister
    Chapter 28 - In Vivo Imaging of Synaptogenesis – M. Munz, E.S. Ruthazer
    Chapter 29 - Genetic Analysis of Synaptogenesis – C.S. Lu, D. Van Vactor
    Chapter 30 - Activity-Regulated Genes and Synaptic Plasticity – J.H. Leslie, E. Nedivi
    Chapter 31 - New Imaging Tools to Study Synaptogenesis – S.J. Le Marchand, M.B. Dalva
    Chapter 32 - Wnt Signaling – P.C. Salinas
    Chapter 33 - Neurotrophins and Synaptogenesis,   39-658, F. Jeanneteau, M.V. Chao
    Chapter 34 - Ephrins and Eph Receptors – Synaptogenesis and Synaptic Function – A. Filosa, R. lein
    Chapter 35 - Neuroligins and Neurexins – D. Schreiner, P. Scheiffele
    Chapter 36 - Circuit Assembly in the Developing Vertebrate Retina – T. Yoshimatsu, S.C. Suzuki, R.O.L. Wong
    Chapter 37 - Synaptogenesis in the Adult CNS – Neocortical Plasticity – R. Eavri, E. Nedivi
    Chapter 38 - Synaptogenesis in the Adult CNS – Hippocampus – C. Zhao, N. Toni, F.H. Gage
    Chapter 39 - Synaptogenesis in the Adult CNS–Olfactory System – A. Mizrahi
    Chapter 40 - Synaptogenesis and Recovery from Cortical Trauma – R.J. Nudo, D. McNeal

    IV: Developmental Sequences in the Maturation of Intrinsic and Synapse Driven Patterns;
    Chapter 41 - GABA: A Multifacet Device that Exerts a Crucial Role in Brain Development – Y. Ben-Ari
    Chapter 42 - Lessons from Zebrafish: Ion Channels Guide Neuronal Development –T.C. Martin, A.B. Ribera
    Chapter 43 - Regulation of AMPA-Type Glutamate Receptor Trafficking – Boekhoorn, C.C. Hoogenraad
    Chapter 44 - Pre- and Postsynaptic Assembly and Maturation: Principal Mechanisms and Coordination – S.J. Sigrist, C. Wichmann
    Chapter 45 - Cajal–Retzius and Subplate Cells: Transient Cortical Neurons and Circuits – H.J. Luhmann
    Chapter 46 - Chloride Homeodynamics Underlying Pathogenic Modal Shifts of GABA Actions  – A. Fukuda
    Chapter 47 - GABAergic Signaling at Newborn Mossy Fiber–CA3 Synapses: Short- and Long-Term Activity-Dependent Plasticity Processes – E. Cherubini
    Chapter 48 - BDNF and the Plasticity of Brain Networks During Maturation – J.-L. Gaiarsa
    Chapter 49 - Retinal Waves: Underlying Cellular Mechanisms and Theoretical Considerations – E. Sernagor, M.H. Hennig
    Chapter 50 - Multimodal GABAA Receptor Functions on Cell Development – A. Fukuda, Y. Nakanishi, T. umada, T. Furukawa
    Chapter 51 - Retinal Waves and their Role in Visual System Development – M.B. Feller, D. erschensteiner
    Chapter 52 - The Maturation of Firing Properties of Forebrain GABAergic Interneurons – B.W. Okaty, S.B. Nelson
    Chapter 53 - Multiple Roles of CC2 in the Developing Brain – P. Uvarov, O. Llano, A. Ludwig, M.S. Airaksinen, C. Rivera
    Chapter 54 - NKCC1 and Brain Maturation – C.K. Pfeffer, C.A. Hübner
    Chapter 55 - Maturation of Inhibitory Synaptic Transmission in the Spinal Cord: Role of the Brain Stem and Contribution to the Development of Motor Patterns – L. Vinay
    Chapter 56 - Calcium Signals Regulate Neurotransmitter Phenotype – M. Demarque, N.C. Spitzer

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1080
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: May 6, 2013
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123973474

About the Editors in Chief

John Rubenstein

Dr. Rubenstein is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. He also serves as a Nina Ireland Distinguished Professor in Child Psychiatry at the Nina Ireland Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology. His research focuses on the regulatory genes that orchestrate development of the forebrain. Dr. Rubenstein's lab has demonstrated the role of specific genes in regulating neuronal specification, differentiation, migration and axon growth during embryonic development and on through adult life. His work may help to explain some of the mechanisms underlying human neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Pasko Rakic

Dr. Rakic is currently at the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, where his main research interest is in the development and evolution of the human brain. After obtaining his MD from the University of Belgrade School of Medicine, his research career began in 1962 with a Fulbright Fellowship at Harvard University after which he obtained his graduate degrees in Developmental Biology and Genetics. He held a faculty position at Harvard Medical School for 8 years prior to moving to Yale University, where he founded and served as Chair of the Department of Neurobiology for 37 years, and also founder and director of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience. In 2015, he returned to work full-time on his research projects, funded by US Public Health Services and various private foundations. He is well known for his studies of the development and evolution of the brain, in particular his discovery of basic cellular and molecular mechanisms of proliferation and migration of neurons in the cerebral cortex. He was president of the Society for Neuroscience and popularized this field with numerous lectures given in over 35 counties. In 2008, Rakic shared the inaugural Kavli Prize in Neuroscience with Thomas Jessell and Stan Grillner. He is currently the Dorys McConell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and serves on Advisory Boards and Scientific Councils of a number of Institutions and Research Foundations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine, USA

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