Synaptogenesis: When Long-Distance Relations Become Intimate.- Synaptogenesis: When Long-Distance Relations Become Intimate.- Experimental Models of Synaptogenesis.- The Formation of the Vertebrate Neuromuscular Junction: Roles for the Extracellular Matrix in Synaptogenesis.- Synapse Formation between Identified Molluscan Neurons: A Model System Approach.- Development of the Drosophila and C. Elegans Neuromuscular Junctions.- Mechanisms That Regulate Neuronal Protein Clustering at the Synapse.- Roles of Cell Adhesion and Secreted Molecules in Synaptic Differentiation.- Cadherin-Mediated Adhesion and Signaling During Vertebrate Central Synapse Formation.- Synaptic Functions of the Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule, NCAM.- Role of Neuroligin Binding to Neurexins in Synaptic Organization.- SynCAM in Formation and Function of Synaptic Specializations.- Protocadherins and Synapse Development.- Ephrins and Eph Receptors in Spinogenesis and Synaptic Plasticity.- Extracellular Matrix Molecules and Formation of CNS Synapses.- Role of Neurotrophins in the Formation and Maintenance of Synapses.- Transport of Synaptic Proteins.- Motor-Cargo Interactions Involved in Transport of Synaptic Proteins.- Postsynaptic Transport Packets.- Lateral Diffusion of Excitatory Neurotransmitter Receptors During Synaptogenesis.- Synaptic Cytoskeleton and Morphogenic Signaling.- Assembly of Presynaptic Active Zones.- Assembly of Postsynaptic Protein Complexes in Glutamatergic Synapses.- Regulation of Dendritic Spine Morphology and Synaptic Function By Scaffolding Proteins.- Composition and Assembly of Gabaergic Postsynaptic Specializations.- Role of Synaptogenesis in Morphologic Stabilization of Developing Dendrites.- Protein Kinases and Synaptogenesis.- Signaling from Synapse to Nucleus and Back.- Synaptic Plasticity in Learning and Memory.- Structural Synaptic Correlates of Learning and Memory.- Intracellular Trafficking of AMPA-Type Glutamate Receptors.- Learning-Induced Changes in Sensory Synaptic Transmission.- Synaptogenesis and Brain Disorders.- Relevance of Presynaptic Proteins to Neuropsychiatric Disorders.- Synaptic Abnormalities and Candidate Genes in Autism.- Synaptic Pathology in Depression.- Synaptic Pathology in Dementia.- A Fragile Synapse: Changes at the Synapse in Fragile X Syndrome.- Synaptic Abnormalities Associated with Huntington's Disease.- Interference Peptides: A Novel Therapeutic Approach Targeting Synaptic Plasticity in Drug Addiction.
Experimental models of synaptogenesis.- Roles of cell adhesion and secreted molecules in synaptic differentiation.- Transport of synaptic proteins.- Synaptic cytoskeleton and morphogenetic signalling.- Synaptic plasticity in learning and memory.- Synaptogenesis and brain disorders.
This book provides a new compilation of information that link changes in the basic structure of synapses and brain diseases. The book shows that specific secreted proteins, and short peptide mimicking the function of neural cell adhesion molecules can significantly enhance the formation of synapses in the brain. It describes recent advances in research that lay necessary scientific groundwork to develop pharmacological treatments.
Provides a new compilation of information that link changes in the basic structure of synapses and brain diseases, which have not been done yet
Shows that specific secreted proteins, and short peptide mimicking the function of neural cell adhesion molecules can significantly enhance the formation of synapses in the brain
Describes recent advances in research that lay necessary scientific groundwork to develop pharmacological treatments targeting synaptogenesis and allowing us to improve the lives of people affected by brain disorders