Patterning and Cell Type Specification in the Developing CNS and PNS, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123973481
  • ISBN-13: 9780123973481
  • DDC: 612.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 992 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms of neural development are essential for understanding evolution and disorders of neural systems. Recent advances in genetic, molecular, and cell biological methods have generated a massive increase in new information, but there is a paucity of comprehensive and up-to-date syntheses, references, and historical perspectives on this important subject. The Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience series is designed to fill this gap, offering the most thorough coverage of this field on the market today and addressing all aspects of how the nervous system and its components develop. Particular attention is paid to the effects of abnormal development and on new psychiatric/neurological treatments being developed based on our increased understanding of developmental mechanisms. Each volume in the series consists of review style articles that average 15-20pp and feature numerous illustrations and full references. Volume 1 offers 48 high level articles devoted mainly to patterning and cell type specification in the developing central and peripheral nervous systems.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Board.
Introduction to Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience.
1: Induction and Patterning of the CNS and PNS.
2: Telencephalon Patterning.
3: Morphogens, Patterning Centers, and their Mechanisms of Action.
4: Midbrain Patterning.
5: Area Patterning of the Mammalian Cortex.
6: The Formation and Maturation of Neuromuscular Junctions.
7: Neural Induction of Embryonic Stem/Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells.
8: Spinal Cord Patterning.
9: Patterning of the Diencephalon.
10: Neural Induction Embryonic Stem Cells.
11: Plan of the Developing Vertebrate Nervous System.
12: Cerebellar Patterning.
13: Hox Genes and Neural Patterning in Drosophila.
14: Induction and Patterning of Neural Crest and Ectodermal Placodes and their Derivatives.
15: Generation of Neuronal Diversity.
16: Cell Biology of Neuronal Progenitor Cells.
17: Cell Cycle Regulation in Brain Construction.
18: Regulation of Neuronal Survival by Neurotrophins in the Developing Peripheral Nervous System.
19: Notch and Neural Development.
20: bHLH Factors in Neurogenesis and Neuronal Subtype Specification.
21: Environmental Cues and Signaling Pathways that Regulate Neural Precursor Development.
22: Specification of Neural Crest- and Placode-Derived Neurons.
23: The Specification and Generation of Neurons in the Ventral Spinal Cord.
24: Neurogenesis in the Cerebellum.
25: The Generation of Midbrain Dopaminergic Neurons.
26: Neurogenesis in the Basal Ganglia.
27: Specification of Cortical Projection Neurons.
28: The Generation of Cortical Interneurons.
29: Specification of Retinal Cell Types.
30: Neurogenesis in the Postnatal VZ-SVZ and the Origin of Interneuron Diversity.
31: Neurogenesis in the Damaged Mammalian Brain.
32: Enhancement of Neurogenesis.
33: Neurogenesis in the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.
34: Development of the Drosophila Embryonic Ventral Nerve Cord.
35: Neurogenesis in Zebrafish.
36: Development of Glia, Blood Vessels, Choroid Plexus, Immune Cells in the Nervous System.
37: ‘Glial’ Biology.
38: Neural Stem Cells Among Glia.
39: Structure and Function of Myelinated Axons.
40: Mechanisms of Astrocyte Development.
41: Specification of Macroglia by Transcription Factors.
42: Specification of Macroglia by Transcription Factors.
43: Signaling Pathways that Regulate Glial Development and Early Migration – Oligodendrocytes.
44: Signaling Pathways that Regulate Glial Development and Early Migration – Schwann Cells.
45: Microglia.
46: Ependyma, Choroid.
47: Meninges and Vasculature.
48: Neuron–Glial Interactions.
49: Neuron–Glial Interactions.
50: Invertebrate Glia.
51: Nonmammalian Model Systems.
52: New Approaches in Glial Biology.