Neuroglia

Neuroglia

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The idea that glial cells only provide a "scaffolding" for the nervous system has been superceded by research which proves that these cells play crucial roles in transmission and regulation. This is the definitive work covering all aspects of the role of the glial cells in the nervous system. Aspects of the glial covered include their involvement in the pathophysiology of neurological diseases, mechanisms of cell-to-cell communication, glia as part of the immune system,neuron-glia interactions, and the role of glia in injury and regeneration.show more

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  • Hardback | 1080 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • numerous halftones, line figures, and tables, bibliography
  • 0195078470
  • 9780195078473

Table of contents

PART I: MORPHOLOGY; PART II: LINEAGE; PART III: PHYSIOLOGY; PART IV: RECEPTORS; PART V: MECHANMISMS OF CELL-TO-CELL COMMUNICATION; PART VI: MOLECULAR AND BIOCHEMICAL MECHANISMS; PART VII: MYELIN; PART VIII: MEMBRANE STRUCTURE AND CYTOSKELETAL PROTEINS; PART IX: GLIA AS PART OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM; PART X: NEURON-GLIA INTERACTIONS; PART XI: ROLE OF GLIA IN INJURY AND REGENERATION; PART XII: GLIA AND DISEASEshow more

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"Despite the multiple authorship the text reads as if it had been written by a single author; the format is consistent, and the illustrations are informative. The contents and references are up-to-date....Neuroglia provides encyclopedic coverage on glial cells and will be a good reference for investigators in neurobiology and libraries."--Journal of the American Medical Association"In Neuroglia the authors give a comprehensive overview of the latest research on glial cells. Many authors, each an expert in their field, have contributed to this review....An in-depth discussion of the various aspects of neuroglia."--Trends in Neurosciences"Neuroglia is a comprehensive text that covers the gamut, from the morphology to physiology to pathology. It is a thorough, thoughtful assemblage of 69 chapters by prominent researchers in the glial field...Readable, interesting and informative...Neuroglia is the culmination of nearly a century of work in the shadow of neurons, and, as far as domination by the neuron concept goes, this book...goes a long way to redressing the balance."--Nature"The editors are to be congratulated in having compiled an authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia of practically all that is known about glial cells, with contributions from the acknowledged authorities in their respective specialties. It is difficult to think of an important topic that has been ignored. As such it should be on the shelves of all science and medical libraries as the authoritative source-reference text."--Brain..".this book offers, in clear and careful language, an agreeable, enlightening and thoroughly researched account of the nature and function of a major player in neuroscience that was long misunderstood and undervalued."--Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Scienceshow more

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