Neurons: Methods and Applications for the Cell Biologist - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123525659, 9780080496634

Neurons: Methods and Applications for the Cell Biologist, Volume 71

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Peter Hollenbeck James Bamburg
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123525659
eBook ISBN: 9780080496634
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th July 2003
Page Count: 500
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Table of Contents

Comparing the Properties of Neuronal Culture Systems Growing and Working with Peripheral Neurons Dissection and Culturing of Chick Ciliary Ganglion Neurons The Culture of Chick Forebrain Neurons Growing and Working with Spinal Motor Neurons Avian Purkinje Neuronal Cultures Culturing Hippocampal and Cortical Neurons Working with Xenopus Spinal Neurons in Live Cell Culture Culturing Neurons from the Snail Helisoma The Ti1 Pioneer Pathway Techniques to Dissect Cellular and Subcellular Function in Drosphila Nervous System PC12 Cells as a Model for Studies of Regulated Secretion in Neuronal and Endocrine Cells and more.


This book lays out numerous simple techniques for growing and carrying out experiments with many varieties of neurons. Subjects include peripheral and central neurons from vertebrate and invertebrate sources, as well as neuron-like cell lines. It also explains recent advances in our ability to introduce exogenous proteins and genes to neurons in culture. Procedures for successful protein infiltration, biolistic transfection, electroporation, and viral transgenic methods in neurons are also presented.

Key Features

  • Contains culture methodology for more than a dozen types of CNS and PNS neurons
  • Includes most recent and reliable techniques from expert practitioners for specific experimental applications
  • Addresses the latest strategies for transfecting neurons


Cell and Molecular Biologists, developmental biologists and neuroscientists


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". . .invaluable for workers at all levels of cell biology." -NATURE

About the Serial Volume Editors

Peter Hollenbeck Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Purdue University, West Lafayette, U.S.A.

James Bamburg Serial Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, U.S.A.