Proceedings in Life Sciences

Molecular Aspects of Neurobiology

Editors: Levi-Montalcini, R., Calissano, P., Kandel, E.R., Maggi, A. (Eds.)

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The past two decades may well become known as the golden era of neurobiology. This field, that in the first half of this century seemed far too complex to be investigated with the low resolution techniques available to the investigators, suddenly blossomed in the second half of the century into one of the most promising areas of biology, thanks to discoveries which took place practically simultaneously in most areas of neurobiological research. Here we mention only some of the most important: the discovery of the large number of neurotransmitters from monoamines to peptides, the identification of the mechanism of action of different agents through their binding to specific receptors, the recognition that neuro­ transmitters act most of the time through a second messenger, and the discovery that growth and differentiation of nerve cells depend on activation by the protein molecule; all these were recognized I!S specific growth facts, of which the NGF was both the frrst to be dis­ covered and the object of the most intensive investigation. Recently, the development of highly sophisticated techniques such as recombinant DNA and monoclonal antibodies has been suc­ cessfully applied at the cellular and subeellular level to the study of nerve cells, neuronal cell population, and to the mechanism of their interaction. Studies pursued with the collaboration of different investigators all over the world have opened a new panorama of the tremendous complexity of the CNS, from the neuron to the whole organism.

Table of contents (39 chapters)

Table of contents (39 chapters)
  • Interrelationships of Cellular Mechanisms for Different Forms of Learning and Memory

    Pages 1-14

    Montarolo, P. (et al.)

  • Serotonin Modulates the Action Potential in Growth Cone Precursors of Sensory Neuron Terminals in Aplysia

    Pages 15-18

    Belardetti, F. (et al.)

  • Serotonin and cAMP Mediate Plastic Changes in Swimming Activity of Hirudo m

    Pages 19-21

    Brunelli, M. (et al.)

  • NGF Modulates the Synthesis of a Nuclear Lactic Dehydrogenase with Single-stranded DNA-Binding Properties

    Pages 22-28

    Biocca, S. (et al.)

  • Molecular Cloning of a Gene Sequence Induced by NGF in PC12 Cells

    Pages 29-30

    Levi, A. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Aspects of Neurobiology
Editors
  • Rita Levi-Montalcini
  • Pietro Calissano
  • Eric R. Kandel
  • Adriana Maggi
Series Title
Proceedings in Life Sciences
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-70690-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-70690-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-70692-9
Series ISSN
0172-6625
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 206
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