Recent Advances in the use of Drosophila in Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration

Recent Advances in the use of Drosophila in Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration

1st Edition - September 7, 2011

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  • Editor: Nigel Atkinson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123870193
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123870032

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Published since 1959, International Review of Neurobiology is a well-known series appealing to neuroscientists, clinicians, psychologists, physiologists, and pharmacologists. Led by an internationally renowned editorial board, this important serial publishes both eclectic volumes made up of timely reviews and thematic volumes that focus on recent progress in a specific area of neurobiology research. This volume reviews existing theories and current research surrounding the movement disorder Dyskinesia.

Key Features

  • Leading authors review state-of-the-art in their field of investigation and provide their views and perspectives for future research
  • Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered
  • All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist


Neuroscientists, neurologists, psychologists

Table of Contents

  • Seizure and Epilepsy: Studies of Seizure Disorders in Drosophila

    I. Introduction

    II. Seizure Studies in Drosophila

    III. Genetic Suppression of Seizure Susceptibility in Drosophila

    IV. Chemical Suppression of Seizure Susceptibility in Drosophila

    V. Concluding Remarks. Seizure Studies in Flies: Insights From Mutant Analyses, and Comparisons With Human Seizures


    Homeostatic Cont of Neural Activity: A Drosophila Model for Drug Tolerance and Dependence

    I. Introduction

    II. Behavioral Analysis of Rapid Drug Tolerance in Drosophila

    III. BK Channels and the Production of Rapid Tolerance

    IV. The Synaptic Connection

    V. Closing Remarks


    Attention in Drosophila

    I. Introduction: the Problem of Attention in Nonhuman Animals

    II. Classical Behavioral Approaches: Tethered Flight

    III. Adaptations to Electrophysiology

    IV. Related Behavioral Measures

    V. Neural Substrates of Visual Attention in Drosophila

    VI. Conclusion and Future Directions

    The Roles of Fruitless and Doublesex in the Control of Male Courtship

    I. Introduction

    II. The Behavior

    III. The Genes, the Neurons


    Circadian Plasticity: From Structure to Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. Transmitting Molecular Oscillations to Neuronal Networks

    III. From Oscillating Networks to Coherent Circadian Behaviors

    IV. Conclusions


    Learning and Memory in Drosophila: Behavior, Genetics, and Neural Systems

    I. Behavioral Measures of Learning and Memory in Drosophila

    II. Neural Structures Implicated in Memory

    III. Genetics of Olfactory Memory Formation

    IV. Common and Specific Genetic Mechanisms in Olfactory, Visual, and Spatial Memory Formation

    V. Conclusion


    Studying Sensorimotor Processing With Physiology in Behaving Drosophila

    I. Motivation

    II. A Brief History of Physiology in the Adult Drosophila Brain

    III. Physiology in Behaving Flies

    IV. Results From Recording in Behaving Drosophila

    V. Outlook for the Future


    Modeling Human Trinucleotide Repeat Diseases in Drosophila

    I. Introduction

    II. Results

    III. Conclusion

    From Genetics to Structure to Function: Exploring Sleep in Drosophila

    I. Introduction

    II. Successful (and Less Successful) Screenings of Sleep Phenotypes in Flies

    III. Identified Sleep Mutants Suggest a Link Between Sleep and Brain Plasticity, Especially in the Mushroom Bodies

    IV. Distinct Circadian Neurons Promote Either Wake or Sleep

    V. Fly Sleep and Hypotheses on Sleep Functions

    VI. Closing Remarks


Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: September 7, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123870193
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123870032

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