Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology

Development and Aging Changes in the Nervous System

Editors: Editor-in-chief: Lajtha, Abel
Perez-Polo, Regino, Roßner, Steffen (Eds.)

  • Addresses sampling of major elements of neural function at the cellular and molecular level that play important roles in development and aging
  • Stresses the dynamic features of neuronal responses to internal (developmental) cues and the more harmful external events (injury and disease)
  • Topics include neurotrophins, oligodendroglia, myelination, stress response, plasticity, misfolding proteins, and interventions to counteract aging-associated illness
see more benefits

Buy this book

Print $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-32670-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
eReference $249.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-32671-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
About this Reference Work

In the animal nervous system, a very high metabolic turnover, fragile but steep ionic gradients, and morphological and structural constraints - dictated by the necessity for prompt neuronal transmission of electrical impulses and necessary plasticity - result in a highly fragile organ system. Here, we address a small sampling of major constituents of neural function at the cellular and molecular level that play important roles in development and aging, two endogenous processes that embody features of allostasis or the dynamic shifts in set points for specific homeostatic mechanisms associated with development and aging. These chapters stress the dynamic features of neuronal responses to internal (developmental) cues or the more harmful external events (injury and disease) in a modern perspective.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Neurotrophins and Central Nervous System Development

    Pereira, D. B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Nerve Growth Factor Regulated Gene Expression

    Greene, L. A. (et al.)

    Pages 21-59

  • Myelinating Cells in the Central Nervous System—Development, Aging, and Disease

    Neman, J. (et al.)

    Pages 61-75

  • Sulfur-Containing Amino Acids in the CNS: Homocysteine

    Rassin, D. K.

    Pages 77-88

  • Stress Response Signal Transduction

    Hu, Xiaoming (et al.)

    Pages 89-102

Buy this book

Print $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-32670-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
eReference $249.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-32671-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology
Book Subtitle
Development and Aging Changes in the Nervous System
Editors
  • Abel Lajtha
  • Regino Perez-Polo
  • Steffen Roßner
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
Print ISBN
978-0-387-32670-2
eReference ISBN
978-0-387-32671-9
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
X, 324
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations
Topics