Serotonin and Sleep: Molecular, Functional and Clinical Aspects

Editors: Monti, J.M., Pandi-Perumal, S.R., Jacobs, B.L., Nutt, D.J. (Eds.)

  • Offers an overview of current approaches and medications
  • Focuses on the neuropsychopharmacology of serotonin and its role in sleep and wakefulness
  • Presents neurochemical, electrophysiological, and neuropharmacological approaches to understand the mechanisms of serotonin and related substances
  • Features contributing authors who are leading experts in the field of sleep and neuropharmacology
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Serotonin and Sleep: Molecular, Functional, and Clinical Aspects covers the complete spectrum of the field and explores the link between the latest basic molecular, functional, and clinical aspects of serotonin and the practice of sleep medicine. The volume focuses on 24 different areas of research, with special emphasis relating the state of basic and clinical research to potential applications: changing concepts in serotonin research, topographic organization and chemoarchitecture, receptor mechanisms – its organization and regulation of behavioral states, electrophysiological mechanisms – in vitro, in vivo, and behaving animals and other areas of molecular neurobiology. Also highlighted are studies related to the circadian control of behavioral states, and mechanisms involved in the serotonergic inhibition of REM sleep. Such discussion has profound implications for the basic biology of serotonin.

This unique volume not only explores the cutting-edge research, and the relationship of serotonin to laboratory animals as well as human sleep; it also explores the relevance of serotonin to clinical disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, and sleep apnea and brings these areas together to continue to promote the rapid expansion of knowledge in the area of serotonergic neurotransmission across behavioral states.

Written by an international cadre of researchers, this timely volume provides an up-to-date summary of what may be the only view on serotonin from the perspectives of neurobiologists, neuroanatomists, cell biologists, psychiatrists, neuropharmacologists, as well as sleep researchers.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Changing concepts on the role of serotonin in the regulation of sleep and waking

    Ursin, Reidun

    Pages 3-21

  • Topographic organization and chemoarchitecture of the dorsal raphe nucleus and the median raphe nucleus

    Lowry, Christopher A. (et al.)

    Pages 25-67

  • Efferent and afferent connections of the dorsal and median raphe nuclei in the rat

    Vertes, Robert P. (et al.)

    Pages 69-102

  • Reciprocal connections between the suprachiasmatic nucleus and the midbrain raphe nuclei: A putative role in the circadian control of behavioral states

    Deurveilher, Samüel (et al.)

    Pages 103-131

  • Localization of 5-HT receptors in the mammalian cortex

    Santana, Noemí (et al.)

    Pages 135-153

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-8561-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7643-8560-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Serotonin and Sleep: Molecular, Functional and Clinical Aspects
Editors
  • Jaime M. Monti
  • Seithikurippu Ratnas Pandi-Perumal
  • Barry L. Jacobs
  • David J. Nutt
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-8561-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-8561-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-8560-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 621
Number of Illustrations and Tables
77 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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