Variation in Chemical Composition of the Nervous System

Variation in Chemical Composition of the Nervous System

As Determined by Developmental and Genetic Factors

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Editor: G. B. Ansell
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Variation in Chemical Composition of the Nervous System: As Determined by Developmental and Genetic Factors documents the proceedings of the International Neurochemical Conference held in Oxford, 1965. The three years since the last neurochemical meeting have witnessed rapid progress in the whole field of biology, including the development of new concepts based on fresh experimental data and new technical tools. A great deal of concentrated effort have led to advances in the molecular aspects of biological processes ,which have perhaps had most to offer to the formation of new concepts of primary cellular events, especially the genetic mechanism, regulatory cell processes, and protein production. This volume contains 100 chapters that provide an overview of the state of knowledge on the genetic and developmental aspects of the central nervous system. Topics covered include the activity of a plasma logenase in the brain of the developing rat; genetic selection of rats differing in brain biochemistry; the effects of thyroid hormones on steroid deposition in developing chick brain; and developmental changes in the gamma globulins of bovine cerebrospinal fluid.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Chapter 1. The Activity of a Plasma Logenase in the Brain of the Developing Rat

    Chapter 2. The Enzymic Formation of Cerebroside Sulphate in Sheep Brain

    Chapter 3. Genetic Selection of Rats Differing in Brain Biochemistry

    Chapter 4. Compartmentation of Glutamic Acid Metabolism in Developing Cat Brain

    Chapter 5. The Determination and Distribution of Glutamine Synthetase in Developing Cat Brain

    Chapter 6. Hydrolase Isozymes in Infant and Adult Human Brain

    Chapter 7. Studies on Nad- and Nadp- Dependent Enzymes in Peripheral Nerve

    Chapter 8. Chromatographic Separation and Quantitative Analysis of Some Amines

    Chapter 9. The Participation of N-Acetylaspartic Acid in Acetylation Processes of Brain

    Chapter 10. On the Glycoupids of the Developing Rat Brain

    Chapter 11. Comparison between Serum Iron Level and Muscular Myoglobin Content in Neuromuscular Diseases

    Chapter 12. Cell-Free Amino Acid Incorporation Systems from Ribosomal and Mitochondrial Fractions of Immature Rat Brain

    Chapter 13. The Synthesis of Glycogen in Developing Nervous System

    Chapter 14. Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase and Phosphogluconate Dehydrogenase of Human Brain

    Chapter 15. Variation in Protein Biosynthetic Activity and Its Response to Morphine Administration in Brain Particulate Fractions from Five Strains of Rats

    Chapter 16. The Role of Lipids in Myelinogenesis of the Central Nervous System

    Chapter 17. Growth and Development of the Central Nervous System of the Pig

    Chapter 18. Comparative Histochemical and Electron Microscopical Observations on the Differentiation of the Choroid Plexus in the Embryo of the Domestic Fowl

    Chapter 19. A Histochemical Investigation of the Developing Brain of Rabbit and Chickbst

    Chapter 20. Pathochemical Investigation on Patients with Amaurotic Idiocy Other than Tay Sachs' Disease and on Their Relatives

    Chapter 21. Serotonin in the Developing Chick Brain

    Chapter 22. Proteins of Nervous Tissue

    Chapter 23. Xanthine Dehydrogenase Activity in Mammalian Brain

    Chapter 24. Thyroid Control of Brain Steroid Composition in Chick Embryos

    Chapter 25. The Effects of Drugs on the Synthesis of Sterols and Their Deposition in Experimental and Human Brain Tumours

    Chapter 26. Changes with Age in Enzyme Systems Metabolizing Glucose in the Brain

    Chapter 27. Homocystinuria. Cystathionine Synthetase in Lens

    Chapter 28. Glucose and Glutamic Acid Metabolism in the Optic Tectum of Embryonic and Developing Chick

    Chapter 29. Locauzation and Reversible Depletion of Biogenic Alky La Mines in Adult Mammalian Brain Cell Cultures

    Chapter 30. Effects of Environmental Complexity and Training on Constituents of Brain and Liver

    Chapter 31. Deposition of Lipids in the Developing Human Brain

    Chapter 32. The Action of the Cyanacetylhydrazone of Pyridoxal-5' -Phosphate on Cerebral Glutamate Decarboxylase: The Modification of the Electrocorticograpmc Record in the Rat

    Chapter 33. A Comparison of Mitochondria from the Brain of Neonatal and Adult Rats

    Chapter 34. Biosynthesis of Cerebrosides and Ganguosides in Slices of Developing Rat Brain

    Chapter 35. Regional Pattern of LDH-Isoenzymes during Postnatal Development of the Rabbit Retina

    Chapter 36. Variations in the Lipid Composition of Mouse Brain Myeun as a Function of Age

    Chapter 37. Pharmacogenetic Aspects of Cerebral Amino Acid Metabolism in Strain 129 Mice

    Chapter 38. Experimental Data Concerning Metabolic Disturbances of Tryptophan in Schizophrenia

    Chapter 39. Differences between Amine Oxidases Deaminating the Structurally Related 3:4:5 - Trimethoxyphenethylamine (Mescaline) and 3:4 - Dime Thoxyphene Thy La Mine

    Chapter 40. Purification of Mammalian Brain Acetylcholinesterase

    Chapter 41. Kinetic Studies on the Biosynthesis of Different Ribonucleic Acids in the Cellular Compartments of the C.N.S. of Adult and Growing Rats

    Chapter 42. Metabolic Blocks in Sphingolipidosis

    Chapter 43. Das Verhalten der Freien Nucleotide des Rattenhirns von der Neugeburtsperiode Bis Zum Erwachsenenalter

    Chapter 44. Some Aspects of the Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid-Shunt in Developing Brain

    Chapter 45. Activation Analysis of Trace Elements in Nervous Tissues and the Cerebrospinal Fluid

    Chapter 46. Protein Biosynthesis in the Develxdping Brain

    Chapter 47. Studies of Neural Lysosomes

    Chapter 48. On the Pathways of Ammonia Formation in the Brain

    Chapter 49. Phosphoupids of Brain Subcellular Particles in the Chick Embryo

    Chapter 50. Purification and Properties of Brain and Kidney Glutaminases

    Chapter 51. A Comparative Study of Brain Esterases during Development

    Chapter 52. Determination of Protein-Bound Phosphoinositides in Glial Cell Concentrates of Brain White Matter

    Chapter 53. Neurolcxjical Diseases with Abnormal Ganglioside Patterns

    Chapter 54. Carbohydrate Metabolism of the Developing Brain In Vivo and In Vitro

    Chapter 55. Developmental Processes and Proteens and Lactate Dehydrogenase Isoenzymes in the Human Brain

    Chapter 56. In Vitro Studies of the Synthesis of Sulphatides

    Chapter 57. Amino Acid Metabolism in Developing Rat Brain

    Chapter 58. Developmental Changes in the Gamma Globulins of Bovine Cerebrospinal Fluid

    Chapter 59. The Free Nucleotides in the Brain of Rats during Post-Natal Development

    Chapter 60. Levels of Cerebral Acid and Neutral Proteinase during Development

    Chapter 61. The Effects of Stress on Tissue Uptake of Biogenic Amines: The Modifying Influence of Morphine Sulphate and Ethanol

    Chapter 62. The Genetic Block in Metachromatic Leucodystrophy (Ml)

    Chapter 63. Changes in Human Brain Cerebroside Structure with Maturation

    Chapter 64. The Chemical Composition and Metabolism of Lipoproteins of the Brain

    Chapter 65. The Turnover of High-Energy Phosphate in Rat Brain Following Decapitation and Convulsions

    Chapter 66. Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in the Phospholipids of Developing Chick Embryonic Brain

    Chapter 67. A Specific Nervous Tissue Protein

    Chapter 68. Metachromatic Leucodystrophy: Chemically Abnormal Myelin and Cerebral Biopsy Studies of Three Siblings

    Chapter 69. Chemical Findings, Including Abnormal Myeun and an Abnormal Ganglioside Pattern, in a Case of Subacute Sclerosing Leucoencephalitis

    Chapter 70. Chemical Pathology of Congenital Amaurotic Idiocy

    Chapter 71. The Effect of X-Irradiation on the 5-Hydroxytryptamine and Noradrenaline Levels in the Brain of New-Born and Adult Rats

    Chapter 72. The Chounesterases in Single Nerve Cells and Clumps of Glial Cells of Albino Rats 1– 90 Days Old

    Chapter 73. Cyanide Encephalopathy during Maturation: A Study of Vivo' 32p–Incorporation in Brain Fractions

    Chapter 74. Biosynthesis of the RNA and Homopolynucleotides in the Cell Nuclei of the Brain

    Chapter 75. Findings in a Biochemically Exceptional Form of Glycosphingolipid Storage

    Chapter 76. Succinic Semialdehyde Dehydrogenase of Brain

    Chapter 77. Protein-Calorie Deficiency and the Nervous System

    Chapter 78. Further Studies on the Antigenic Lipids of Brain

    Chapter 79. Soluble Proteins of Postnatal Rat Brain

    Chapter 80. Retinal Alcohol Dehydrogenase Activity in Relation to Development and Rate of Protein Synthesis

    Chapter 81. Changes in Glucose, Lactate and Lactate Dehydrogenase in the Cerebrospinal Fluid in Carcinomatous Meningitis

    Chapter 82. Copper and Iron Metabolism in Wilson's Disease

    Chapter 83. Environmental Determinants of Acetylcholinesterase and Cholinesterase Activities in Rat Brain

    Chapter 84. Phosphoinositides of Developing Rat Brain

    Chapter 85. Maturation of the Rat Brain and Na+– K+ Atpase

    Chapter 86. Correlative Morphology, Physiology and Biochemistry of the Developing Nervous System

    Chapter 87. An Apparent 'Primate Specific' Salivary Amine

    Chapter 88. Turnover of the Lipid Components of Myelin

    Chapter 89. Chemical Composition of a Myelin Fraction Obtained from Bovine White Matter

    Chapter 90. Influence of the Substantia Nigra on Amines of the Striatum of the Monkey

    Chapter 91. The Contribution of Endogenous Substrate to the Metabolism of Cerebral Cortex Slices from Young and Adult Guinea Pigs

    Chapter 92. Vitamin B6 Group, Pantothenic Acid, and Coenzyme A in the Brain during Ontogenetic Development

    Chapter 93. Structural Properties of Nerve Growth Stimulating Proteins

    Chapter 94. Histochemistry and Fine Structure of the Cerebellum in Some Storage Diseases

    Chapter 95. Some Biochemical Aspects of the Developing Rabbit and Chick Brain

    Chapter 96. Release by Psychotropic Drugs of Non-Specific Phosphatase from Rat Brain Cell Membrane

    Chapter 97. Excretion of Precursors of Porphyrins in Wilson's Disease

    Chapter 98. The Isolation and Composition of A Ganglioside-Rich Membrane Fraction from New-Born Rat Brain

    Chapter 99. The Aromatic Esterase , Cholinesterase , Acid Phosphatase and Lactate Dehydrogenase Activity of Brain Tumours

    Chapter 100. N-Acetylaspartic Acid and Lipid Biosynthesis during Brain Development


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  • No. of pages: 120
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483138664

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G. B. Ansell

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