Advances in Neurobiology

Neurobiology of Actin

From Neurulation to Synaptic Function

Editors: Gallo, Gianluca, Lanier, Lorene M (Eds.)

  • Introduces key issues linking the actin cytoskeleton to the nervous system
  • Chapters are written by expert researchers and cover a wide variety of topics, starting with the process of neurulation and culminating with the regulation of synaptic function
  • Presents topics in the context of clinically relevant issues related to the neurobiology of actin and disease states of the nervous system
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Neurons are characterized by a complex, dynamic and highly polarized morphology. Actin and its regulatory proteins are the most abundant set of proteins within cells, and they form one of the major cytoskeletal systems—the actin filament cytoskeleton. While much has been learned about the roles of the actin cytoskeleton in non-neuronal cells, our understanding of the full spectrum of the functions of actin in neurons is far from complete. This book is an introduction to the interface between the actin cytoskeleton and the myriad of issues fundamental to the understanding of nervous system function. Neurobiology of Actin: From Neurulation to Synaptic Function opens with a chapter that presents the fundamental concepts required to appreciate the details of the molecular machinery that regulates actin in a cellular context, setting the stage for the first part of the book which reviews the neurobiology of actin at the cellular level. The second section of the book then discusses the functions of actin in the context of neurobiological issues ranging from early development to synaptic function and disease states of the nervous system. This text is intended for neuroscientists interested in investigating the actin cytoskeleton in the context of their particular neuroscience research program, and its chapters are cross-referenced in order to assist readers in finding relevant information that is covered in greater depth in other chapters.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Neurobiology of Actin

    Gallo, Gianluca

    Pages 1-6

  • The Neuronal Actin Cytoskeleton and the Protrusion of Lamellipodia and Filopodia

    Gallo, Gianluca

    Pages 7-22

  • Regulation of Actin Filaments During Neurite Extension and Guidance

    Letourneau, Paul

    Pages 23-44

  • Functions of Myosin Motor Proteins in the Nervous System

    Suter, Daniel M.

    Pages 45-72

  • Microtubule–Actin Interactions During Neuronal Development

    Myers, Kenneth A. (et al.)

    Pages 73-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neurobiology of Actin
Book Subtitle
From Neurulation to Synaptic Function
Editors
  • Gianluca Gallo
  • Lorene M Lanier
Series Title
Advances in Neurobiology
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7368-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7368-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7367-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2725-4
Series ISSN
2190-5215
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 282
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