Description

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

Readership

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 Rich

Details

No. of pages:
771
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123751676
Print ISBN:
9780123750815

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