Determinants of Neuronal Identity

Determinants of Neuronal Identity

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"Determinants of Neuronal Identity" synthesizes current ideas on the origins of neuronal diversity, and brings together different experimental approaches applied to a variety of animal systems. The contributing authors describe common themes in the problem of neuronal specification. The reader can thus consider how neurons are generated, their developmental identities created, and those identities modified to meet changing needs. This book sets a conceptual framework for future studies. It aims to inspire young scientists with the challenge of discovery in this field. It should prove useful reading for all students and researchers in developmental neurobiology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 504 pages
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • references, index
  • 0126382808
  • 9780126382808

Table of contents

Specification of neuronal identity in C. elegans, P.W. Sternberg, et al; segmental differentiation of lineally homologous neurons in the central nervous system of the leech, M. Shankland and M.Q. Martindale; control of central neurogenesis in the leech, T. Becker and E.R. Macagno; intrinsic and extrinsic factors influencing the development of retzius neurons in the leech nervous system, K.A. French and W.B. Kristan, Jr; the generation of neuronal diversity in the Drosophila embryonic central nervous system. R. Greenspan, initial determination of the neuroectoderm in Drosophila, C.Q. Doe; cell choice and patterning in the Drosophila retina, R.L. Cagan and S.L. Zipursky; development of the peripheral nervous system in Drosophila, A. Ghysen and C. Dambly-Chaudiere; endocrine influences on the postembryonic fates of identified neurons during insect metamorphosis, J.C. Weeks and R.B. Levine; neron determination in the ever-changing nervous system of hydra, H.R. Bode; cell lineage segregation in the vertebrate neural crest, M. Bronner-Fraser; the determination of neuronal identity in the mammalian cerebral cortex, S.K. McConnell; generation of neuronal diversity in the vertebrate retina, T.A. Reh; development of motoneuronal identity in the zebrafish, J.S. Eisen; cellular and molecular mechanisms determining neurotransmitter phenotypes in sympathetic neurons. Each chapter includes references, S.C. Landis.
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