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Cytoskeleton of the Nervous System

  • Ralph A. Nixon
  • Aidong Yuan

Part of the Advances in Neurobiology book series (NEUROBIOL, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Robin L. Haynes, Hannah C. Kinney
    Pages 1-53
  3. Nobuyuki Fukushima
    Pages 55-71
  4. Jesús Avila, Félix Hernández
    Pages 73-82
  5. Nicolas Sergeant, Luc Buée
    Pages 83-132
  6. Akihiko Takashima
    Pages 133-150
  7. Kiyotaka Tokuraku, Kazuyuki Matsushima, Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Susumu Kotani
    Pages 151-165
  8. David A.D. Parry
    Pages 167-188
  9. Jesse R. McLean, Janice Robertson
    Pages 201-224
  10. Andrew J. Grierson, Christopher C.J. Miller
    Pages 249-260
  11. Rodolphe Perrot, Jean-Pierre Julien
    Pages 261-277
  12. Jyotshnabala Kanungo, Ya-li Zheng, Parvathi Rudrabhatla, Niranjana D. Amin, Bibhutibhushan Mishra, Harish C. Pant
    Pages 297-324
  13. Shin-ichi Hisanaga, Takahiro Sasaki, Atsuko Uchida
    Pages 325-345
  14. Elizabeth Gray, Alastair Wilkins
    Pages 347-377
  15. Kevin G. Young, Rashmi Kothary
    Pages 379-410
  16. Nikki Margarita Curthoys, Peter William Gunning, Thomas Fath
    Pages 411-445
  17. Takuro Tojima, Hiroyuki Kamiguchi
    Pages 447-454

About this book


Without a cytoskeleton, a neuron or glial cell would be a shapeless jelly mass unable to function in the milieu of the brain. If we are to understand neuronal cells function in health and disease, we must determine how the cytoskeleton forms and contributes to neural physiology and pathobiology. Cytoskeleton of the Nervous System provides a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date account of what we now know and what we want to know in the near future--about the functioning of the cytoskeleton of neuronal cells at the molecular level. In lively accounts, which are unafraid to address controversy, Cytoskeleton of the Nervous System introduces readers to the most sophisticated concepts and latest discoveries: from overexpression systems to knock-out models for specific cytoskeletal proteins, from continuous transport assays in vivo to live-cell imaging in primary neurons, and from factors regulating cytoskeleton behavior to the dysregulation of these processes leading to neurological disease.

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralph A. Nixon
    • 1
  • Aidong Yuan
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychiatric ResearchNathan S. Kline Institute forOrangeburgUSA
  2. 2.Psychiatric ResearchNathan S. Kline Institute forOrangeburgUSA

About the editors

Ralph A. Nixon is the Director of Silberstein Institute and Center of Excellence on Brain Aging; a Professor of Psychiatry and Cell Biology at NYU Langone Medical Center; the Director of Research and The Center for Dementia Research at Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research. Aidong (David) Yuan is the Research Project Manager at the Center for Dementia Research, Nathan S. Kline Institute; a Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center and New York University School of Medicine.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cytoskeleton of the Nervous System
  • Editors Ralph A. Nixon
    Aidong Yuan
  • Series Title Advances in Neurobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-6786-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-5142-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-6787-9
  • Series ISSN 2190-5215
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5223
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 774
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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