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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


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

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


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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Part 1 Cajal’s load

Part 2 Neuronal Migration and Development

Chapter Three Genetic Control of Cajal–Retzius Cell Development

Amaya Miquelajáuregui, and Alfredo Varela-Echavarría

Chapter Five Neural Tube Defects: New Insights on Risk Factors

Enrique Pedernera, Rodrigo Núñez Vidales, and Carmen Méndez

Chapter Six Quantitative Electroencephalography in the Normal and Abnormal Developing Human Brain

Thalía Harmony, Alfonso Alba, José Luis Marroquín, Antonio Fernández-Bouzas, Gloria Avecilla, Josefina Ricardo-Garcell, Efraín Santiago-Rodríguez, Gloria Otero, Eneida Porras-Kattz, and Thalía Fernández

Part 3 Degenerative Brain Diseases

Chapter Seven The Nigro-Striatal DA Neurons and Mechanisms of Their Degeneration in Parkinson’s Disease

Kjell Fuxe, Daniel Marcellino, Tiziana Antonelli, Giuseppa Mudó, Paul Manger, Susanna Genedani, Luca Ferraro, Natale Belluardo, Sergio Tanganelli, and Luigi F. Agnati

Chapter Eleven Aberrant Cells and Synaptic Circuits in Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Patients

Carlos Cepeda, Véronique M. André, Irene Yamazaki, Max Kleiman-Weiner, Robin S. Fisher, Harry V. Vinters, Michael S. Levine, and and Gary W. Mathern

Part 4 Neural Plasticity and Regeneration

Chapter Thirteen Functional Architecture of Directional Tuning in the Primate Motor Cortex During 3D Reaching

Hugo Merchant, Thomas Naselaris, Wilbert Zarco, Ramón Bartolo, Luis Prado, Oswaldo Pérez, and Juan Carlos Méndez

Chapter Fourteen Neural Codes for Perceptual Decisions

Ranulfo Romo, Adrián Hernández, Luis Lemus, Rogelio Luna, Antonio Zainos, Verónica Nácher, Manuel Alvarez, Yuriria Vázquez, Silvia Cordero, and Liliana Camarillo

Chapter Fifteen Human Neural Stem Cell–Mediated Repair of the Contused Spinal Cord: Timing the Microenvironment

Brian J. Cummings, Mitra J. Hooshmand, Desirée L. Salazar, and Aileen J. Anderson

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