Receptors in the Evolution and Development of the Brain

Written By Richard E. Fine, MD
Receptors in the Evolution and Development of the Brain
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 15 April 2019
  • ISBN : 0128110120
  • Pages : 300 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Receptors in the Evolution and Development of the Brain written by Richard E. Fine, MD which was release on 15 April 2019, this book published by Academic Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Receptors in the Evolution and Development of the Brain: Matter into Mind presents the key role of receptors and their cognate ligands in wiring the mammalian brain from an evolutionary developmental biology perspective. It examines receptor function in the evolution and development of the nervous system in the large vertebrate brain, and discusses rapid eye movement sleep and apoptosis as mechanisms to destroy miswired neurons. Possible links between trophic deficits and connectional diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and ALS are also discussed. This book is extremely useful to those with an interest in the molecular and cellular neurosciences, including those in cognitive and clinical branches of this subject, and anyone interested in how the incredibly complex human brain can build itself. Provides an understanding of the key role receptors play in brain development and the selection process necessary to construct a large brain Traces the evolution of receptors from the most primitive organisms to humans Emphasizes the roles that REM sleep and apoptosis play in this selection via trophic factors and receptors Describes the role that trophic factor-receptor interactions play throughout life and how trophic deficits can lead to connectional diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS Provides a potential mechanism whereby neuronal stem cells can cure these diseases

Receptors in the Evolution and Development of the Brain

Receptors in the Evolution and Development of the Brain
  • Author : Richard E. Fine, MD
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0128110120
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Summary : Receptors in the Evolution and Development of the Brain: Matter into Mind presents the key role of receptors and their cognate ligands in wiring the mammalian brain from an evolutionary developmental biology perspective. It examines receptor function in the evolution and development of the nervous system in the large vertebrate ...

Receptors in the Evolution and Development of the Brain

Receptors in the Evolution and Development of the Brain
  • Author : Richard E. Fine
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-15
  • Total pages : 282
  • ISBN : 0128110120
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Summary : Receptors in the Evolution and Development of the Brain: Matter into Mind presents the key role of receptors and their cognate ligands in wiring the mammalian brain from an evolutionary developmental biology perspective. It examines receptor function in the evolution and development of the nervous system in the large vertebrate ...

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-07-05
  • Total pages : 304
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