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From Development to Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System
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From Development to Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System

Charles E. Ribak, Carlos Aramburo de la Hoz, Edward G. Jones, Jorge A. Larriva Sahd, and Larry W. Swanson

Abstract

This book describes current information about the three areas mentioned in the title: neuronal migration and development, degenerative brain diseases, and neural plasticity and regeneration. The chapters in the first section of the book examine the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which neurons are generated from the ventricular zone in the forebrain and migrate to their destinations in the cerebral cortex. This description of cortical development also includes discussions of the Cajal-Retzius cell. Another chapter provides insight about the development of another forebrain region, the hyp ... More

Keywords: ventricular zone, forebrain, Cajal–Retzius cell, hypothalamus, dopaminergic neurons, brain aging, myelinated axons, epilepsy, hippocampal dentate gyrus, neuroplastic changes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195369007
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369007.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles E. Ribak, editor

Carlos Aramburo de la Hoz, editor

Edward G. Jones, editor

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Contents

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Part 1 Cajal’s load

Part 2 Neuronal Migration and Development

Part 3 Degenerative Brain Diseases

Part 4 Neural Plasticity and Regeneration

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