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Synaptic Plasticity

Nerve cells form thousands of contact points, the synapses, to communicate information with other neurons and target cells. Synapses are sites for changes in brain function through modification of synaptic transmission termed synaptic plasticity. The study of synaptic plasticity has flourished over the years with the advancement of technical breakthroughs and is a timely scientific endeavor today just like it was several decades ago. This book contributes to our understanding of synaptic plasticity at the molecular, biochemical, and cellular systems and behavioral level and informs the reader about its clinical relevance. The book contains ten chapters in three sections: (1) "Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity," (2) "Neural Plasticity," and (3) "Plasticity and Neurological Diseases." The book provides detailed and current reviews in these different areas written by experts in their respective fields. The mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and its relation to neurological diseases are featured prominently as a recurring theme throughout most chapters. This book will be most useful for neuroscientists and other scientists alike and will contribute to the training of current and future students who find the plastic nervous system as fascinating as many generations before them.

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Synaptic PlasticityEdited by Thomas Heinbockel

Published: June 21st 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63260

ISBN: 978-953-51-3234-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3233-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4775-6

Copyright year: 2017

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12146 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

6 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Mechanisms and Function of Synaptic Plasticity

By Thomas Heinbockel


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2. Post-Transcriptional Mechanisms of Neuronal Translational Control in Synaptic Plasticity

By Dylan Kiltschewskij and Murray J. Cairns


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3. Mitochondrial Regulators of Synaptic Plasticity in the Ischemic Brain

By Han-A Park and Elizabeth A. Jonas


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4. Molecular Mechanisms of Drug-Induced Plasticity

By Robert J Oliver and Nora I Perrone-Bizzozero


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5. The Ghrelin Receptor Regulates Dendritic Spines and the NMDA Receptor–Mediated Synaptic Transmission in the Hippocampus

By Masako Isokawa


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6. Plasticity in Damaged Multisensory Networks

By Karolina A Bearss and Joseph FX DeSouza


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7. Synaptic Plasticity by Afferent Electrical Stimulation

By Stefan Golaszewski


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8. Plasticity of Dendritic Spines. Not Only for Cognitive Processes

By Ignacio González-Burgos, Dulce A. Velázquez-Zamora, David González-Tapia, Nallely Vázquez-Hernández and Néstor I. Martínez- Torres


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9. GABAergic Synapse Dysfunction and Repair in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

By Meghan A. Van Zandt and Janice R. Naegele


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10. Neuroplasticity in Bipolar Disorder: Insights from Neuroimaging

By Marlos Vasconcelos Rocha, Fabiana Nery, Amanda Galvão-de- Almeida, Lucas de Castro Quarantini and Ângela Miranda-Scippa


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