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Neuroscience Intelligence Unit

Transplantation of Neural Tissue into the Spinal Cord

Editors: Nogradi, Antal (Ed.)

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The book gives an account of results obtained from experiments where grafts of neuronal, glial and other tissues as well as artificial materials were placed into the spinal cord. It attempts to evaluate the contributions made by these studies to our understanding of basic neurobiologies questions. These include factors that regulate neuronal growth during development as well as regenera­ tion following injury to the nervous system. The model of neural transplanta­ tion is also useful for the study of cell-to-cell interactions, and this applies to interactions between glial cells and neurones, between various populations of neuronal cells and finally between axons and skeletal muscle fibres. The mecha­ nisms involved in the establishment of specific synaptic connections between neurones can also be investigated in this experimental paradigm. Important in­ formation regarding this issue was also obtained on systems other than the spinal cord, i. e. the cerebellum, hippocampus and striatum. Although such in­ formation of precise connections between the host and the grafted embryonic tissue is still lacking in the spinal cord, there is much information on the re­ sponse of the host nervous system to the grafted embryonic tissue, and that of the graft to its new host environment. It appears that embryonic grafts are able to induce repair processes follow­ ing injury to the nervous system.

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From the reviews of the second edition:

"This book is organized into 5 major chapters assessing spinal cord injury as well as replacement strategies targeting different cellular populations. … will be of teaching value to students in the field of neuroanatomy and spinal cord injury. … Images throughout the book are easy to read, with appropriate figure legends to explain the major conclusions … . I would recommend this book to audiences interested in spinal cord injury and the discussion of novel strategies directed toward repairing the injured cord." (American Journal of Neuroradiology, May, 2007)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Spinal Cord

    Pages 1-23

    Nógrádi, Antal (et al.)

  • Recovery of Function After Spinal Cord Injury

    Pages 24-51

    Clowry, Gavin (et al.)

  • Recovery of Lost Spinal Cord Function by Facilitating the Spinal Cord Circuits Below the Lesion

    Pages 52-66

    Slawinska, Urszula

  • Encouraging Regeneration of Host Neurons:

    Pages 67-88

    Nógrádi, Antal

  • Encouraging Regeneration of Host Neurons:

    Pages 89-109

    Vrbová, Gerta

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transplantation of Neural Tissue into the Spinal Cord
Editors
  • Antal Nogradi
Series Title
Neuroscience Intelligence Unit
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-32633-7
DOI
10.1007/0-387-32633-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-26355-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9225-3
Series ISSN
1431-0406
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XI, 150
Additional Information
Jointly published with R.G.Landes Biomedical Publishers, Georgetown, USA
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