The Structure and Function of Nervous Tissue V5 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121192853, 9780323144889

The Structure and Function of Nervous Tissue V5

1st Edition

Structure III and Physiology III

Editors: Geoffrey Bourne
eBook ISBN: 9780323144889
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 600
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The Structure and Function of Nervous Tissue, Volume V: Structure III and Physiology III covers topics relating to nerve growth factor (NGF), neuroglia, central myelinated axon, adrenal medulla, and saccus vasculosus of the nervous system. The book begins with the physicochemical properties of the NGF molecule, followed by the neuroglial participation in the removal of debris from damaged central nervous system (CNS). It discusses the regional distribution and biochemical characteristics of two steroid-binding systems, one for estradiol and the other for corticosterone. It also presents studies on “split-brain”, an expression coined by Sperry (1961) to characterize an organism whose brain has been partially divided into two by surgical transection of the commissural fibers crossing the midline, in lower vertebrates, mammals, and primates. The book ends with electrophysiological studies of learning in simplified nervous system preparations. This book serves as a reference work for graduate students in a variety of disciplines and for those specializing in particular aspects of nervous tissue study.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Contents of Other Volumes

  1. The Nerve Growth Factor I. Introduction II. Distribution and Localization of NGF in Organs and Tissues III. Chemical Properties of NGF IV. Metabolic Effects of the NGF V. The Target Nerve Cells VI. Concluding Remarks References
  2. Neuroglia in Experimentally Altered Central Nervous System I. Introduction II. Microglia III. Astrocytes IV. Oligodendrocytes V. Other Sources of CNS Phagocytes VI. Hypothesis: The Experimental Alteration as a Determinant of Phagocyte Derivation References
  3. The Pathology of the Central Myelinated Axon I. Introduction II. Normal Anatomy III. Pathological Anatomy IV. Summary References
  4. The Adrenal Medulla I. Introduction II. Structure of the Adrenal Medulla III. Biosynthesis of Catecholamines IV. Isolation and Composition of Storage Vesicles V. Storage of Catecholamines VI. Uptake of Catecholamines by Storage Vesicles VII. Release of Catecholamines by Storage Vesicles VIII. Secretion from the Adrenal Medulla IX. Quantal Aspects of Secretion X. Differential Secretion of Epinephrine and Norepinephrine XI. Effects of Drugs on Secretion XII. Metabolic Requirements for Secretion XIII. Electrophysiology of Stimulation-Secretion Coupling XIV. Stimulation-Induced Changes in the Adrenal Medulla XV. Conclusions References
  5. Sites of Steroid Binding and Action in the Brain I. Introduction II. Gonadal Hormones and the Central Nervous System III. Glucocorticoids and the Central Nervous System IV. Studies on Hormone Uptake and Binding in Regions of the Brain V. Possible Cellular Mechanisms of Hormone Action VI. Biochemical Effects of Steroid Hormones on the Brain VII. Conclusions References
  6. The Saccus


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