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Dealing With Frontiers

Edited by Carlos M. Contreras

National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

The Neuronal Doctrine recently reached its 100th year and together with the development of psychopharmacology by the middle of 20th century promoted spectacular developments in the knowledge of the biological bases of behavior. The overwhelming amount of data accumulated, forced the division of neuroscience into several subdisciplines, but this division needs to dissolve in the 21st century and focus on specific processes that involve diverse methodological and theoretical approaches. The chapters contained in this book illustrate that neuroscience converges in the search for sound answers to several questions, including the pathways followed by cells, how individuals communicate with each other, inflammation, learning and memory, the development of drug dependence, and approaches to explaining the processes that underlie two highly incapacitating chronic degenerative illnesses.

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NeuroscienceDealing With FrontiersEdited by Carlos M. Contreras

Published: March 16th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2056

ISBN: 978-953-51-0207-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5241-5

Copyright year: 2012

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55089 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

35 Web of Science Citations

47 Dimensions Citations


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1. Adrenaline and Noradrenaline: Partners and Actors in the Same Play"

By Vera Marisa Costa, Félix Carvalho, Maria Lourdes Bastos, Rui Albuquerque Carvalho, Márcia Carvalho and Fernando Remião


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2. The Mystery of P2X7 Ionotropic Receptor: From a Small Conductance Channel to a Large Conductance Channel

By R.X. Faria, L.G.B. Ferreira and L.A. Alves


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3. Facilitation of Neurotransmitter and Hormone Release by P2X Purinergic Receptors

By Vojtech Vavra, Anirban Bhattacharya, Marie Jindrichova and Hana Zemkova


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4. Assessment of Brain Monoaminergic Signaling Through Mathematical Modeling of Skin Conductance Response

By Saša Branković


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5. Fatty Acids and Emotional Behavior

By Carlos M. Contreras, Ana G. Gutiérrez-García and Diana Idania Vásquez-Hernández


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6. Transforming Growth Factor Beta in the Central Nervous System

By Arpád Dobolyi


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7. Neurochemistry in the Pathophysiology of Septic Encephalopathy

By Yukio Imamura, Huan Wang, Naoya Matsumoto, Hiroshi Ogura, Takeshi Shimazu, Takashi Jin and Akitoshi Seiyama


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8. The Neurochemical Anatomy of Trigeminal Primary Afferent Neurons

By Nikolai E. Lazarov


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9. β-Endorphin and Alcoholism

By Sarah M. Barry and Judith E. Grisel


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10. The Role of Delta Opioid Receptors in Ethanol Consumption and Seeking: Implications for New Treatments for Alcohol Use Disorders

By Carsten K. Nielsen and Selena E. Bartlett


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11. Normal and Physio-Pathological Striatal Dopamine Homeostasis

By Vincent Leviel, Alain Gobert, Valérie Olivier, Christine Dentresangle, Wadad Hassoun and Kwamivi Dzahini


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12. Activity-Dependent Regulation of the Dopamine Phenotype in the Adult Substantia Nigra: Prospects for Treating Parkinson's Disease

By Mal Horne, Kate Lord and Tim Aumann


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13. Molecular Mechanisms in Synaptic Plasticity

By M. Mayadevi, G.M. Archana, Ramya R. Prabhu and R.V. Omkumar


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14. Brain Energy Metabolism in Health and Disease

By Felipe A. Beltrán, Aníbal I. Acuña, María Paz Miró and Maite A. Castro


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15. Tau and Amyloid- Conformational Change to  -Sheet Structures as Effectors in the Development of Alzheimer's Disease

By Martha A. De Anda-Hernández, Karla I. Lira-De León, Raúl Mena, Victoria Campos-Peña and Marco A. Meraz-Ríos


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16. Alzheimer's Disease: Approaches to Pathogenesis in the Genomic Age

By Greg T. Sutherland and Jillian J. Kril


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