Cilia and Nervous System Development and Function

Editors: Tucker, Kerry L., Caspary, Tamara (Eds.)

  • Only book to combine the explosive field of ciliary biology with a focus on the emergent roles of cilia for the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • All chapters written by researchers personally involved in cutting-edge advancements in the respective field
  • Comprehensive analysis of the multitude of roles played by the primary cilium in neurogenesis and neural function
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Cilia are tiny microtubule-based organelles projecting from the plasma membrane of practically all cells in the body. In the past 10 years a flurry of research has indicated a crucial role of this long-neglected organelle in the development and function of the central nervous system. A common theme of these studies is the critical dependency of signal transduction of the Sonic hedgehog, and more recently, Wnt signaling pathways upon cilia to regulate fate decisions and morphogenesis. Both primary and motile cilia also play crucial roles in the function of the nervous system, including the primary processing of sensory information, the control of body mass, and higher functions such as behavior and cognition, serving as "antennae" for neurons to sense and process their environment. In this book we describe the structure and function of cilia and the various tissues throughout the brain and spinal cord that are dependent upon cilia for their proper development and function.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Primary and Motile Cilia: Their Ultrastructure and Ciliogenesis

    Hoyer-Fender, Sigrid

    Pages 1-53

  • Primary Cilia, Sonic Hedgehog Signaling, and Spinal Cord Development

    Mariani, Laura E. (et al.)

    Pages 55-82

  • Primary Cilia and Brain Development

    Tasouri, Evangelia (et al.)

    Pages 83-104

  • Primary Cilia in Cerebral Cortex: Growth and Functions on Neuronal and Non-neuronal Cells

    Sarkisian, Matthew R. (et al.)

    Pages 105-129

  • Primary Cilia and Inner Ear Sensory Epithelia

    Grimsley-Myers, Cynthia M. (et al.)

    Pages 131-163

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8295-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cilia and Nervous System Development and Function
Editors
  • Kerry L. Tucker
  • Tamara Caspary
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5808-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5808-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5807-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8295-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 278
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