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Neuroscience

Dealing With Frontiers

Edited by Carlos M. Contreras

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 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

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5 Crossref Citations

23 Web of Science 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

4080

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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

1639

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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

1365

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

By Saša Branković

1466

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5. Fatty Acids and Emotional Behavior

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

1859

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6. Transforming Growth Factor Beta in the Central Nervous System

By Arpád Dobolyi

2139

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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

1677

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8. The Neurochemical Anatomy of Trigeminal Primary Afferent Neurons

By Nikolai E. Lazarov

3491

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9. β-Endorphin and Alcoholism

By Sarah M. Barry and Judith E. Grisel

2782

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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

1623

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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

1199

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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

1431

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13. Molecular Mechanisms in Synaptic Plasticity

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

4669

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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

7994

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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

3284

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

By Greg T. Sutherland and Jillian J. Kril

1858

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