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Hormones and Synapse - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128220252, 9780128220269

Hormones and Synapse, Volume 114

1st Edition

Editor: Gerald Litwack
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128220252
eBook ISBN: 9780128220269
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 27th July 2020
Page Count: 346
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Table of Contents

1. Evolutionary origins of chemical synapses

Saak V. Ovsepian, Valerie B. O'Leary and Nikolai P. Vesselkin

2. Ultrastructural and molecular features of excitatory and glutamatergic synapses. The auditory nerve synapses

María E. Rubio

3. Corticotropin releasing factor modulates excitatory synaptic transmission

Neal Joshi, Michael Aree and Daniel Chandler

4. Neurotrophin-3 modulates synaptic transmission

Elizabeth Hernández-Echeagaray

5. Growth hormone (GH) and synaptogenesis

Carlos G. Martínez-Moreno and Carlos Arámburo

6. Neural sex steroids and hippocampal synaptic plasticity

N. Brandt, L. Fester and G.M. Rune

7. Sex hormones and proteins involved in brain plasticity

Ignacio Camacho-Arroyo, Ana Gabriela Piña-Medina, Claudia Bello-Alvarez and Carmen Janín Zamora-Sánchez

8. Synaptic effects of estrogen

Kate Nicholson, Neil J. MacLusky and Csaba Leranth

9. Estrogen receptor signaling through metabotropic glutamate receptors

Kellie S. Gross and Paul G. Mermelstein

10. Estradiol induces synaptic rearrangements

Ivana Grković and Nataša Mitrović

11. Stress and remodeling of hippocampal spine synapses

Tibor Hajszan

12. Brain insulin resistance impairs hippocampal plasticity

Matteo Spinelli, Salvatore Fusco and Claudio Grassi

13. A potential role for dendritic spines in bisphenol-A induced memory impairments during adolescence and adulthood

Maya Frankfurt, Victoria Luine and Rachel E. Bowman


Hormones and Synapse, Volume 114 in the Vitamins and Hormones series, highlights advances in the field, with this new volume presenting timely topics, including how growth hormone promotes synaptogenesis, sex hormones and proteins involved in brain plasticity, corticotropin releasing factor modulates excitatory synaptic transmission, bisphenol a and memory: a role for dendritic spines, brain insulin resistance impairs hippocampal synaptic plasticity, estradiol induces synaptic rearrangements, stress and remodeling of hippocampal spine synapses, neurotrophin-3 modulates synaptic transmission, nongenomic neurosteroid modulation of hippocampal dendritic spines, neural sex steroids and hippocampal synaptic plasticity, origin of chemical synapses, neural sex steroids and hippocampal synaptic plasticity, and much more.

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  • Provides the authority and expertise of leading contributors from an international board of authors
  • Presents the latest release in the Vitamins and Hormones series
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About the Editor

Gerald Litwack

Gerald Litwack

Dr. Gerald Litwack obtained M.S. and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin Department of Biochemistry and remained there for a brief time as a Lecturer on Enzymes. Then he entered the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne as a Fellow of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. He next moved to Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and later as Associate Professor of biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. After four years he moved to the Temple University School of Medicine as Professor of Biochemistry and Deputy Director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, soon after, becoming the Laura H. Carnell Professor. Subsequently he was appointed chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Jefferson Medical College as well as Vice Dean for Research and Deputy Director of the Jefferson Cancer Institute and Director of the Institute for Apoptosis. Following the move of his family, he became a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biological Chemistry of the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and then became the Founding Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, becoming Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Associate Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center as his final position. During his career he was a visiting scientist at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, Courtauld Institute of Biochemistry, London and the Wistar Institute. He was appointed Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He has published more than 300 scientific papers, authored three textbooks and edited more than sixty-five books. Currently he lives with his family and continues his authorship and editorial work in Los Angeles.

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