Cellular and Molecular Methods in Neuroscience Research

  • Adalberto Merighi
  • Giorgio Carmignoto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Alain Beaudet, Alexander C. Jackson, Franck Vandenbulcke
    Pages 15-28
  3. Christoph Kaether, Martin KÖhrmann, Carlos G. Dotti, Francesca Ruberti
    Pages 29-36
  4. Barbara A. Demeneix, Gregory F. Lemkine, Hajer Guissouma
    Pages 37-51
  5. Stefano Vicini, Jin Hong Li, Wei Jian Zhu, Karl Krueger, Jian Feng Wang
    Pages 53-66
  6. Harold Gainer, Raymond L. Fields, Shirley B. House
    Pages 67-84
  7. Stefano Gustincich, Andreas Feigenspan, Elio Raviola
    Pages 85-108
  8. Helle Broholm, Steen Gammeltoft
    Pages 145-159
  9. Alfredo Ribeiro-da-Silva, Yves De Koninck
    Pages 181-201
  10. Marina Bentivoglio, Giuseppe Bertini
    Pages 203-219
  11. Isaura Tavares, Armando Almeida, Deolinda Lima
    Pages 221-234
  12. Laura Lossi, Silvia Mioletti, Patrizia Aimar, Renato Bruno, Adalberto Merighi
    Pages 235-258
  13. Wim Scheenen, Giorgio Carmignoto
    Pages 273-283
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 285-303

About this book


Analysis of the neural tissue presents unique and peculiar technical problems encountered in everyday bench work. Numerous books dealing with cellular and molecular protocols for general use in cell biology are available, but few are specifically devoted exclusively to neurobiology. Moreover, the "cross-talk" between researchers with different backgrounds, i.e. histologists, cell and molecular biologists and physiologists, is still quite difficult, and very often one remains somehow "confined" to his or her own specific field of expertise never daring to explore "mysterious" lands unless having the support of a big laboratory beyond. The general idea beyond this project was to put together the contributions from a number of well- known neuroscientists to produce a book that offers a survey of the most updated techniques for the study of nerve cells. After a long time spent doing research in the neuroscience field, and having acquired a good technical background in certain specific fields of neurobiology we have realized how difficult is to be able to step into a different technology. This book endeavors to assist in that goal.


Ethylen Vivo cell biology gene transfer neurobiology neurons neuropeptides neuroscience tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Adalberto Merighi
    • 1
  • Giorgio Carmignoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Morphophysiology Rita Levi Montalcini Center Brain RepairUniversity of TorinoGruglascoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Experimental and Biomedical Sciences CNR Center for the Study of BiomembranesUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly

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