Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Synaptic Plasticity

Dynamics, Development and Disease

Editors: Kreutz, Michael R., Sala, Carlo (Eds.)

  • Covers all aspects of molecular and cellular neurosciences regarding synaptic plasticity
  • With strong emphasis on synapthopathies
  • Includes cutting edge optical, genetic and proteomic tools and their application
  • Describes recent aspects of synaptic plasticity like retrograde transsynaptic signaling, trafficking, homeostatic plasticity and systems biology
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This book introduces the current concepts of molecular mechanisms in synaptic plasticity and provides a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge research technology used to investigate the molecular dynamics of the synapses. It explores current concepts on activity-dependent remodeling of the synaptic cytoskeleton and presents the latest ideas on the different forms of plasticity in synapses and dendrites. Synaptic Plasticity in Health and Disease not only supplies readers with extensive knowledge on the latest developments in research, but also with important information on clinical and applied aspects. Changes in spine synapses in different brain disease states, so-called synaptopathies, are explained and described by experts in the field. By outlining basic research findings as well as physiological and pathophysiological impacts on synaptic plasticity, the book represents an essential state-of-the-art work for scientists in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology and the neurosciences, as well as for doctors in neurology and psychiatry alike.

About the authors

Michael R. Kreutz studied psychology, philosophy and linguistics at the University of Münster, Germany. He completed his PhD in Behavioral Neurosciences at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany and subsequently received a stipend from the Centers for Brain Research and Metabolism to become a research fellow at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, USA. From 1990 to 1993 he was staff scientist in the Department of Molecular Neuroendocrinology at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine in Göttingen, Germany. In 1993, he received a research leader position at the University of Madgeburg. From 1998 to 2007 he was head of the independent research group “Molecular Mechanism of Plasticity” at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg. Since 2007 he has been tenured senior research group leader and head of the Neuroplasticity research group at the Leibniz Institute in Magdeburg.

Carlo Sala studied Medicine at the University of Milano, Italy. He completed his PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Milano in 1997. From 1998 to 2001 he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. In these years he received fellowships from the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation, the Consiglio Nazionnale delle Richerche (CNR) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. From 2001 to 2005 he held a research assistant position at CNR Neuroscience Institute in Milano, Italy and since 2006 he has been an assistant researcher at the CNR Neuroscience Institute in Milano.

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“Vital to the library of any neurologist or organic psychologist for its long-term reference value.” (The Electric Review, October, 2012)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Glutamate Receptors in Synaptic Assembly and Plasticity: Case Studies on Fly NMJs

    Thomas, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 3-28

  • Scaffold Proteins at the Postsynaptic Density

    Verpelli, Chiara (et al.)

    Pages 29-61

  • Diversity of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor–Interacting Proteins and Pathophysiological Functions

    Fagni, Laurent

    Pages 63-79

  • Regulation of the Actin Cytoskeleton in Dendritic Spines

    Penzes, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 81-95

  • Synaptic Cell Adhesion Molecules

    Bukalo, Olena (et al.)

    Pages 97-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Synaptic Plasticity
Book Subtitle
Dynamics, Development and Disease
Editors
  • Michael R. Kreutz
  • Carlo Sala
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
970
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag/Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-0932-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-0932-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-0931-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1732-3
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 622
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