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Gap Junctions in the Brain
 
 

Gap Junctions in the Brain, 1st Edition

Physiological and Pathological Roles

 
Gap Junctions in the Brain, 1st Edition,Ekrem Dere,ISBN9780124159013
 
 
 

E Dere   

Academic Press

9780124159013

9780124159273

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The most current and comprehensive reference available on the physiological, behavioral, and pathophysiological roles of gap junctions in the brain

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Serves as the most current and comprehensive reference available covering the physiological, behavioral and pathophysiological roles of gap junctions in the brain.

Chapters summarize knowledge of the basic physiology of gap junctions in the brain, as well as of human disease conditions associated with mutations in single gap junction connexin genes.

Includes reviews of pharmacological studies with gap junction blockers and openers, summarizing information obtained from phenotyping gap junctions mouse mutants.

Description

Gap junctions between glial cells or neurons are ubiquitously expressed in the mammalian brain and play a role in brain development including cell differentiation, cell migration and survival, and tissue homeostasis, as well as in human diseases including hearing loss, neuropathies, epilepsy, brain trauma, and cardiovascular disease. This volume provides neuroscience researchers and students with a single source for information covering the physiological, behavioral and pathophysiological roles of gap junctions in the brain. In addition, the book also discusses human disease conditions associated with mutations in single gap junction connexion genes, making it applicable to clinicians doing translational research. Finally, it includes reviews of pharmacological studies with gap junction blockers and openers, summarizing information obtained from phenotyping gap junctions mouse mutants.

Readership

Researchers in neuroscience, neuropsychology, psychiatry and biology

Ekrem Dere

Ekrem Dere is full professor for the Pathophysiology of Cerebral Aging at the Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris, France. His former team at the University in Düsseldorf, Germany, has provided the first behavioral evidence demonstrating that gap junctions in the brain play an important role in various behavioral processes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Physiological Psychology, University of Düsseldorf, Germany

Gap Junctions in the Brain, 1st Edition

Section I: Physiology of gap junctions in the brain

Section II: Gap junctions between astrocytes, neurons, and glia-neuron interactions

Section III: The role of gap junctions in brain development, neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity

Section IV: Gap junctions and neuronal synchronization

Section V: Gap junctions and neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases

Section VI: Gap junctions and behavior

Quotes and reviews

"Dere…introduces types of gap junctions, their structural aspects, expression patterns of connexins (transmembrane proteins), and gap junction- related diseases due to mutations in connexin genes. International researchers working in this emerging field discuss specific connexin genes and their mechanisms of action and function in the developing neocortx, behavior, and neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases."--Reference and Research Book News, February 2013

 
 
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