Developmental Neurobiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123750815, 9780123751676

Developmental Neurobiology

1st Edition

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Editors: Greg Lemke
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123750815
eBook ISBN: 9780123751676
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th September 2009
Page Count: 771
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Developmental Neuroscience is one of the six core disciplines in Neuroscience, and yet no single volume, non-textbook reference exists on the market that provides researchers with more in-depth, high-level information on developmental neurobiology.  Currently, anyone interested in the field at a higher level must sift through review articles published frequently and the more specific handbooks that focus on aspects of development rather than the field as a whole.

This reference is the first of its kind to fill this need. It pulls together the relevant articles on the topic from the 10-volume Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (Academic Press, 2008) and serves as an affordable and immediate resource for scientists, postdocs, graduate students with an interest beyond the basic textbook materials on the subject.

Key Features

  • The first and only comprehensive, single-volume reference for developmental neuroscience that goes beyond the basic textbook information
  • The 93 chapters cover topics ranging from cell fate determination, path finding, synapse generation, neural stem cells, to neurodegeneration and regeneration, carefully selected from the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience by one of the great developmental neuroscientists, Greg Lemke
  • The best researchers in the field provide their conclusions in the context of the latest experimental results


Students, instructors, and scientists in Neuroscience and Developmental Biology

Table of Contents

Section 1: Neural Induction, Pattern Formation, and Cell Specification
Gary Schoenwolf: Neurulation
Claudio Stern: Neural induction in chicks
Lewis Wolpert: Morphogens: history
Henk Roelink: Sonic Hedgehog and neural patterning
James Brisco: Floor Plate patterning of ventral cell types: Ventral Patterning
Richard Twyman: Wnt pathway and neural patterning
Ethan Bier: Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling in the neuroectoderm
Gregg Duester: Retinoic Acid Signaling and neural patterning
Robb Krumlauf: Hox gene expression
Jeremy Dasen: Anterior-posterior spinal cord patterning of the motor pool
Michael Brand: Neural patterning: Midbrain-hindbrain boundary
Cliff Ragsdale: Midbrain Patterning
Luis Puelles: Forebrain Development: Prosomere Model
Steve Wilson: Forebrain: early development
Edwin Monuki: Forebrain Development: Holoprosencephaly
Dennis O'Leary: Neural Patterning: Arealization of the Cortex
Masarharu Noda: Neural patterning: eye fields
Ajay Chitnis: Notch pathway: Lateral inhibition
Gerry Weinmaster: Notch signal transduction: Molecular and cellular mechanisms
Jane Johnson: Helix-loop-helix (bHLH) proteins: proneural
Ryoichiro Kageyama: Helix-loop-helix proteins (bHLH):Hes family
Larysa H. Pevny: Sox gene expression
Sam Pfaff: Transcriptional networks and the spinal cord
Richard Twyman: Transcriptional Silencing
Sam Pfaff: Motor neuron specification in vertebrates
Anthony Wynshaw-Boris: Lissencephaly
Carrolee Barlow: Anatomy of the Mammalian Brain
Gene Yeo: Terminal differentiation: REST
Stefan Thor: Drosophila Apterous Neurons:from Stem Cell to Unique Neuron
Arthur Butt: Macroglial lineages
Arnon Rosenthal: Dopaminergic Differentiation
Anne Calof: Olfactory neuron patterning and specification
Bill Richardson: Oligodendrocyte Specification
Matthew W Kelley: Hair cell differentiation
Brian A. Link: Retinal Development: An Overview
Michel Cayouette: Retinal Development: Cell Type Specification
Tom Reh: Neural stem cells: ocular
H. M. Young: Neural Crest
Rhona Mirsky: Schwann cell development
R. Doug Fields: Schwann Cells and Axon Relationship
Klaus-Armin Nave: Neural crest cell diversification and specification: ErbB role
Michael Wegner: Neural crest diversification and specification:Transcriptional Control of Schwann cell differentiation
Heinz Arnheiter: Neural crest cell diversification and specification: melanocytes
Donald Newgreen: Autonomic nervous system development
Peter G Smith: Autonomic Neuroplasticity:Development
Michael Gershon: Enteric nervous system development
Stephan Marc: Breedlove Sexual differentiation of the brain
Richard B Simerly: Sexual Differentiation of the Central Nervous System

Section 2: Axon Guidance and Synaptogenesis
Dennis O'Leary: Chemoaffinity Hypothesis: Development of Topographic Axonal Projections
Christine Holt: Topographic Maps: Molecular Mechanisms
Geoffrey J Goodhill: Axonal Pathfinding
Kang Shen: Axon guidance: Guidance cues and guidepost cells
Andreas Faissner: Axon Guidance by Glia
John H Martin: Corticospinal Development
Fan Wang: Axon Guidance:  Building Pathways with Molecular Cues in Vertebrate Sensory Systems
Jonathan Raper: Growth Cones
R.A. Rachel: Optic Nerve, Optic Chiasm and Optic Tracts
Marla B Feller: Activity in visual development
Martha Constantine-Paton: NMDA receptors and development
Sansar Sharma: Optic Tectum: Development and plasticity
Holly Cline: Dendrite Development, Synapse Formation and Elimination
John B Thomas: Axon guidance: Morphogens as chemoattractants and chemorepellants
Frederic Charron: Axonal pathfinding: guidance activities of sonic hedghog
Marc Tessier-Lavigne: Axonal pathfinding: Netrins Darwin
Paul C Letourneau: Axonal pathfinding: Extracellular matrix role
Eunjoon Kim: Postsynaptic Development, neuronal (molecular scaffolds)
Carlo Sala: Postsynaptic specialization  assembly
Noam Ziv: Presynaptic Development & Active Zones
Ege T. Kavalali: Presynaptic development: functional and morphological organization
Haig S Keshishian: Development of Drosophila neuromuscular junctions
Clarke R. Slater: Neuromuscular junction (NMJ): mammalian development
Michael J Werle: Neuromuscular junction (NMJ): postsynaptic basal lamina
Hans R Brenner: Neuromuscular junction: neuronal regulation of gene transcription at the vertebrate
Richard R. Ribchester: Neuromuscular junction: Synapse Elimination
Chien-Ping Ko: Schwann cells and plasticity of the neuromuscular junction
Nicola Allen: Glia and Synapse Formation: An Overview
Yesekiel Ben-Ari: GABA-A receptors: developmental roles

Section 3: Neurogenesis, Neurotrophism, and Regeneration
Gordon Fishell: Cerebral cortex: symmetric vs. asymmetric cell division
Anna Philpott: Differentiation:the cell cycle instead
Ronald W Oppenheim: Programmed Cell Death
Robert O Heuckeroth: Apoptosis: Autonomic nervous system
Peter G.H. Clarke: Autophagy and neuronal death
Mark H Tuszynski: Neurotrophins: physiology and pharmacology
M. Jill Saffrey: Enteric nervous system: neurotrophic factors
Bernhard Reuss: Glial growth factors
Fred H Gage: Neural stem cells: adult neurogenesis
Gerd Kempermann: Neurogenesis in the intact adult brain
Rahul Jandial: Stem cells and CNS repair
Daniel A Peterson: Synaptic plasticity: Neuronogenesis and stem cells in normal brain aging
Jon Nilsen: Synaptic plasticity: neuronal sprouting
Matthias Bähr: Axonal regeneration: Role of growth and guidance cues
James Fawcett: Spinal cord regeneration and functional recovery: Strategies 
Peter Richardson: Peripheral nerve regeneration: an overview


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