Preface.- Contributors.- The Use of Immediate Early Genes as Mapping Tools for Neuronal Activation: Concepts and Methods.- Part I Immediate Early Gene Expression as Part of Sensory Processing: Regulation of Immediate Early Genes in the Visual Cortex.- Immediate Early Gene Regulation in the Auditory System.- Immediate Early Genes and Sensory Maps of Olfactory and Gustatory Function.- Immediate Early Gene Expression in the Primary Somatosensory Cortex: Focus on the Barrel Cortex.- Immediate Early Genes Induced in Models of Acute and Chronic Pain.- Part II Immediate Early Gene Expression in Complex Systems and Higher Order Cognitive Function: Mapping Sleep-Wake Control With the Transcription Factor c-Fos.- c-Fos and Zif268 in Learning and Memory - Studies on Expression and Function.- Immediate Early Genes and the Mapping of Environmental Representations in Hippocampal Neural Networks.- Neural Dysfunction and Cognitive Impairment Resulting From Inactivation of the Egr-Family Transcription Factor Zif268.- Part III Immediate Early Genes in Neurological Disorder: Clinical Implications: The Contribution of Immediate Early Genes to the Understanding of Brain Processing of Stressors.- Transcriptional Control of Nerve Cell Death, Survival and Repair.- Immediate Early Genes, Inducible Transcription Factors and Stress Kinases in Alzheimer's Disease.- Parkinson's Disease, the Dopamine Pathway and Immediate Early Genes.
This book provides a compilation of the most up-to-date literature on the topic of immediate early genes (IEGs). It reviews and details experiments and theories that challenge the reader to expand their view on how IEG research is currently being used to advance our understanding of static and active brain circuits. In addition, the book explores roles of IEGs in clinical neuropathology.
Provides a compilation of the most up-to-date literature on the topic of immediate early genes (IEGs), by the leading authors of the field of molecular neuroscience