International Review of Neurobiology: Neuromuscular Junctions in Drosophila v. 43
Neuromuscular Junctions in Drosophila gathers the main contributions that research using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has made in the area of synapse development, synapse physiology, and excitability of muscles and nerve cells. The chapters in this book represent a synthesis of major advances in our understanding of neuronal development and synaptic physiology, which have been obtained using the above approach. This book is directed to the general neuroscience audience: researchers, instructors, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates who are interested in the mechanisms of synapse development and physiology. However, the book will also be a valuable resource for those that use the fruit fly as a model system in their laboratories.
- Paperback | 225 pages
- 151.4 x 228.9 x 14mm | 477.74g
- 28 Apr 1999
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- diagrams, references
Table of contents
V. Budnik and L.S. Gramates, Preface. A. Chiba, Early Development of the Drosophila Neuromuscular Junction: A Model for Studying Neuronal Networks in Development. M. Bate, M. Landgraf, and M.R. Gómez Bate, Development of Larval Body Wall Muscles. M.B. Rheuben, M. Yoshihara, and Y. Kidokoro, Ultrastructural Correlates of Neuromuscular Junction Development. L.S. Gramates and V. Budnik, Assembly and Maturation of the Drosophila Larval Neuromuscular Junction. F. Hannan and Y. Zhong, Second Messenger Systems Underlying Plasticity at the Neuromuscular Junction. J.T. Littleton, L. Pallanck, and B. Genetzky, Mechanisms of Neurotransmitter Release. D.T. Stimson and M. Ramaswami, Vesicle Recycling at the DrosophilaNeuromuscular Junction. S. Singh and C.-F. Wu, Ionic Currents in the Larval Muscles of Drosophila. J.R. Trimarchi, P. Jin, and R.K. Murphey, Controlling the Motor Neuron. Chapter References. Appendix. Index. Contents of Recent Volumes.