Neuromethods

Multidisciplinary Tools for Investigating Synaptic Plasticity

Editors: Nguyen, Peter (Ed.)

  • Includes clear, reproducible techniques that are proven in the field 
  • Presents research on synaptic mechanisms of brain function as well as clinically-relevant strategies for preventing and alleviating neurological and psychiatric disorders
  • Features tips and key implementation advice from experts
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Investigations involving incisive mechanistic dissection of various types of synaptic plasticity have revealed that it plays key roles in neural development, sensory information processing, cortical remapping following brain injury, perception, and behavioral learning and memory. Disruptions of synaptic plasticity may underlie neurological and behavioral disorders such as Alzheimer disease, Fragile-X syndrome,  autism, and drug addiction. Multidisciplinary Tools for Investigating Synaptic Plasticity, therefore, assembles expert contributions that highlight techniques and strategies used in probing the cellular and molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in the nervous systems of vertebrate and invertebrate species. Divided into three sections, this meticulous volume describes biochemical and genetic strategies for studying synaptic plasticity, behavior, neural development, and synaptogenesis, and also includes cellular electrophysiological and optical methods for interrogating a diverse array of mechanistic issues. As part of the Neuromethods series, this book contains the kind of detail and key implementation advice that maximizes successful results.

 

Authoritative and invaluable, Multidisciplinary Tools for Investigating Synaptic Plasticity serves as an ideal primer for introducing researchers to specific techniques that will enhance their success at addressing novel questions in synaptic plasticity at the lab bench.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Conditional Gene Targeting: A Refined Method for Genetic Studies in Neurosciences

    Beil, Jane (et al.)

    Pages 3-41

  • Sindbis Virus-Mediated In Vivo Expression of Recombinant CREB to Study Gene Function in Neuronal Plasticity and Behavior

    Marie, Hélène

    Pages 43-59

  • Exploring Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity Using Exogenous Expression of Proteins at the Sensory-to-Motor Neuron Synapse of Aplysia

    Weatherill, Daniel B. (et al.)

    Pages 61-91

  • Translational Regulation of Synaptic Plasticity

    Hoeffer, Charles A. (et al.)

    Pages 93-124

  • Glutamate Receptors and Synaptic Physiology in Developing Neural Circuits

    Ali, Declan W. (et al.)

    Pages 127-139

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multidisciplinary Tools for Investigating Synaptic Plasticity
Editors
  • Peter Nguyen
Series Title
Neuromethods
Series Volume
81
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-62703-517-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-62703-517-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-62703-516-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5919-8
Series ISSN
0893-2336
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 274
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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