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Neurobiology of amino acids, peptides, and trophic factors

Author: James A Ferrendelli; Robert C Collins; Eugene M Johnson
Publisher: Kluwer Academic, ©1988.
Series: Topics in the neurosciences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Proceedings of the Third Annual International Symposium on Neuronal Control of Bodily Function: Basic and Clinical Aspects - November 4-7, 1986


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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Ferrendelli; Robert C Collins; Eugene M Johnson
ISBN: 0898383609 9780898383607
OCLC Number: 18742107
Description: xxiii, 272 pages
Contents: I. Excitatory Amino Acids.- 1. Excitatory Amino Acid Synapses: Studies of Normal and Reorganized Pathways.- 2. Conductance Mechanisms Activated by L-glutamate.- 3. Classification and Allosteric Modulation of Excitatory Amino Acid Signal Transduction in Brain Slices and Primary Cultures of Cerebellar Neurons.- 4. Excitatory Transmitters and Neuropsychiatric Disorders.- 5. Pharmacology of Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists and their Possible Therapeutic Use in Neurological Disease.- II. Trophic Factors.- 6. Evidence for the Role of Afferents in the Regulation of Neuronal Survival During Normal Periods of Developmental Cell Death: Motoneurons and the Ciliary Ganglion.- 7. The Biology of Nerve Growth Factor In Vivo.- 8. Schwann Cell Contact as a Factor in Neuronal Trophic Support and the Promotion of Neurite Growth.- 9. Role of Nerve Growth Factor in the Central Nervous System.- III. Neuropeptides.- 10. Neuropeptides: General Aspects.- 11. Role of Atriopeptin in Central Cardiovascular Control.- 12. Opioid Peptides: Possible Physiological Role As Endogenous Anticonvulsants.- 13. Alpha- and Beta-endopsychosins: Physiological Actions and Interactions with Excitatory Amino Acids.- 14. Neuropeptide Abnormalities in Alzheimer's and Huntington's Diseases.- IV. Short Communications.- 15. Demonstration of Individual Fibers from the Substantia Innominata to the Frontal Cortex of the Rat, Using Phaseolus vulgaris Leucoagglutinin (PHA-L).- 16. Determination of the Pharmacokinetics of 2-Amino-7-Phosphonoheptanoate in Plasma and Cerebrospinal Fluid.- 17. Afferents to the Horizontal Diagonal Band of the Rat.- 18. Male Infertility: Preliminary Evidence for Two Neuroendocrine Mediators of Stress on Gonadal Function.- 19. Specific (D,L)-[3H]2-Amino-4-Phosphonobutyric Acid Binding to Frozen Synaptic Plasma Membranes.- 20. L-[3H]Glutamate Binding to an N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Recognition Site in Synaptic Plasma Membranes.- 21. Antagonist Effects of Y-Glutamyl-Aminomethylsulfonate in the In Vitro Hippocampal Slice.- 22. "Transmitter Specific" Inputs to the Mediodorsal Thalamic Nucleus in the Rat.- 23. Characterization of Nerve Growth Factor Receptor-Bearing Cells in Cultures of Brain Tissue.- 24. Role of Hypothalamic GABA in Aversively Motivated Behaviors.- 25. Cholecystokinin Release from Rat Caudato-Putamen Slices Incubated In Vitro Is Inhibited by Excitatory Amino Acids.- 26. Luminescent Immunoassay for Salivary Cortisol Measurement in Psychoendocrine Studies.- 27. A Quantitative Study of the Development Expression of Nerve Growth Factor Receptors in Rats.
Series Title: Topics in the neurosciences.
Responsibility: edited by James A. Ferrendelli, Robert C. Collins, Eugene M. Johnson.


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