Recent Advances in the use of Drosophila in Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration, Volume 99

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Nigel Atkinson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123870032
eBook ISBN: 9780123870193
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd September 2011
Page Count: 312
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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


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


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Nigel Atkinson Serial Volume Editor