Viral Vector Approaches in Neurobiology and Brain Diseases

  • Riccardo Brambilla

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 82)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Types of Viral Vectors in Neuroscience Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alessandro Papale, Riccardo Brambilla
      Pages 3-10
    3. Qian Li, Tong-Chuan He
      Pages 11-25
    4. Nathalie Dutheil, Erwan Bezard
      Pages 27-49
    5. Aldo Pourchet, Matias E. Melendez, Anna Greco, Alberto L. Epstein
      Pages 51-93
    6. Kenneth Lundstrom
      Pages 95-111
  3. Viral Vectors in Memory Research and Psychiatric Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Hélène Marie
      Pages 115-136
    3. Asim J. Rashid, Chen Yan, Sheena A. Josselyn
      Pages 137-154
    4. Amy R. Furay, John F. Neumaier
      Pages 165-177
  4. Viral Vectors in Neurological Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Erika Elgstrand Wettergren, Luis Quintino, Giuseppe Manfré, Cecilia Lundberg
      Pages 181-191
    3. Aurélie Delzor, Noëlle Dufour, Nicole Déglon
      Pages 193-220
    4. Elisabeth Dirren, Bernard L. Schneider
      Pages 221-242
  5. Applications of Viral Vector Technology to Neuroscience Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Eugenia V. Gurevich, Mohamed R. Ahmed, Yonatan Carl
      Pages 245-267
    3. Nunzio Iraci, Giulia Elisabetta Tyzack, Chiara Cossetti, Clara Alfaro-Cervello, Stefano Pluchino
      Pages 269-288
    4. Mathias Mahn, Shiri Ron, Ofer Yizhar
      Pages 289-310
    5. H. Sophie Knobloch, Alexander Charlet, Ron Stoop, Valery Grinevich
      Pages 311-329
    6. Grégory Porras, Benjamin Dehay, Erwan Bezard
      Pages 331-341
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 343-347

About this book


Aiming toward improvement in the safety, efficiency, and specificity of viral vectors for neurobiological research and clinical applications, Viral Vector Approaches in Neurobiology and Brain Diseases covers key aspects related to the use of viral vectors in neuroscience, with a major emphasis on basic mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory, as well as molecular neuropharmacology and experimental animal models of brain disorders.  The volume begins by delving into features of the viral vectors currently available in neuroscience and their production methods, and it then continues onward to examples of successful applications of viral vector technology to psychiatric and memory research, current applications of viral vector technology in the context of neurological disorders, as well as various cutting-edge applications of viral vector technology to neuroscience, including optogenetics.  Written for the Neuromethods series, the chapters of this book contain the kind of detailed description and implementation advice that promotes successful, repeatable results.


Practical and up to date, Viral Vector Approaches in Neurobiology and Brain Diseases will be useful not only to neurobiologists wishing to routinely use viral vectors in the laboratory but also to experienced scientists needing detailed new protocols for a variety of experimental applications.


Adenoviruses Gene transfer tools Lentiviral vectors Molecular neuropharmacology Natural viruses Neuroscience research Retrovirus-based Synaptic plasticity

Editors and affiliations

  • Riccardo Brambilla
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental NeurologySan Raffaele Scientific Institute Division of NeuroscienceMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2014
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-609-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-610-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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