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Animal Models of Epilepsy

Methods and Innovations

  • Scott C. Baraban

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Cody J. Locke, Kim A. Caldwell, Guy A. Caldwell
    Pages 1-25
  3. David Petrik, Qing H. Chen, Robert Brenner
    Pages 87-106
  4. Nanda A. Singh, James F. Otto, Mark F. Leppert, H. Steve White, Karen S. Wilcox
    Pages 107-120
  5. Dorothy Jones-Davis, Maria-Elisa Calcagnotto, Joy Y. Sebe
    Pages 121-139
  6. Andrew J. Trevelyan, Rafael Yuste
    Pages 141-161
  7. Javier Echauz, Stephen Wong, Brian Litt
    Pages 203-233
  8. Stacey B. Foti, Shelley J. Russek, Amy R. Brooks-Kayal, Thomas J. McCown
    Pages 235-250
  9. Michelle M. Kron, Jack M. Parent
    Pages 251-264
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 265-272

About this book


With its complex anatomical, molecular, electrophysiological and behavioral components, epilepsy provides the neuroscientist with nearly boundless opportunities to examine basic neurobiological mechanisms. In Animal Models of Epilepsy: Methods and Innovations, prominent investigators in the field examine several novel models of epilepsy in mice as well as in genetically tractable "simple" species such as Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies), Caenorhabditis elegans (worms), Xenopus laevis (tadpoles) and Danio rerio (zebrafish). While covering some traditional models, the volume also explores the newest innovations like modeling seizure activity in silica and advanced strategies for seizure detection and gene therapy. As a volume in the successful Neuromethods™ series, the chapters provide clear, step-by-step protocols and thought-provoking reviews of the most recent advancements in the field.

Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Animal Models of Epilepsy: Methods and Innovations is an ideal guide for scientists who wish to expand our understanding of the pathogenesis of this neurological disorder.


Drosophila Mouse models Neurological disorders Seizure Zebrafish development

Editors and affiliations

  • Scott C. Baraban

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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Animal Models of Epilepsy
  • Book Subtitle Methods and Innovations
  • Editors Scott C. Baraban
  • Series Title Neuromethods
  • Series Abbreviated Title Neuromethods
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-60327-262-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-6114-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-60327-263-6
  • Series ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series E-ISSN 1940-6045
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 276
  • Number of Illustrations 39 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Animal Models
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From the reviews:

“As a clinical epileptologist interested in fundamental aspects of epilepsy, I obtained a thorough update on the several frontiers of current epilepsy research from this lucid volume. Basic scientists will profit from these 14 distinct and succinct reviews that also treat methodology and pitfalls in detail. Thus, this work is recommended for basic science and clinical epileptologists as well as students of these disciplines.” (Warren T. Blume, Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Vol. 37 (4), July, 2010)