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Greg Stuart, Nelson Spruston, and Michael Häusser


Dendrites are complex neuronal structures that receive and integrate synaptic input from other nerve cells. They therefore play a critical role in brain function. Although dendrites were discovered over a century ago, due to the development of powerful new techniques there has been a dramatic resurgence of interest in the properties and function of these beautiful structures. This is the first book to be devoted exclusively to dendrites. It contains a comprehensive survey of the current state of dendritic research across a wide range of topics, from dendritic morphology, evolution, development ... More

Keywords: neuron, synapse, dendrite, spine, computation, modeling, memory, development, plasticity, neuroscience

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198745273
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745273.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Greg Stuart, editor
Head, Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University

Nelson Spruston, editor
Scientific Program Director and Laboratory Head, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus,

Michael Häusser, editor
Professor of Neuroscience, University College London

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Chapter 1 Dendrite structure

Kristen M. Harris and Josef Spacek

Chapter 2 Evolution and scaling of dendrites

Samuel S.-H. Wang, Anthony E. Ambrosini, and Gayle M. Wittenberg

Chapter 4 Molecular determinants of dendrite and spine development

Franck Polleux, Anirvan Ghosh, and Wesley B. Grueber

Chapter 5 Local translation in dendrites

Irena Vlatkovic and Erin M. Schuman

Chapter 8 Neurotransmitter-gated ion channels in dendrites

R. Angus Silver, Andrew F. MacAskill, and Mark Farrant

Chapter 10 Biochemical compartmentalization in dendrites

Fritjof Helmchen and U. Valentin Nägerl

Chapter 11 Spine calcium signaling

Adam Carter and Bernardo Sabatini

Chapter 12 Principles of dendritic integration

Nelson Spruston, Greg Stuart, and Michael Häusser

Chapter 13 Dendritic integration in vivo

Lucy Palmer, Masanori Murayama, and Matthew Larkum

Chapter 15 A theoretical view of the neuron as an input–output computing device

Etay Hay, Albert Gidon, Michael London, and Idan Segev

Chapter 18 Functional plasticity at dendritic synapses

Jérôme Maheux, Robert C. Froemke, and P. Jesper Sjöström

Chapter 21 Dendrites as transmitters

Nathaniel Urban and Troy W. Margrie

Chapter 22 Dendritic connectomics

Kevin M. Boergens, Manuel Berning, and Moritz Helmstaedter

Chapter 24 Dendrites and disease

Daniel Johnston, Andreas Frick, and Nicholas P. Poolos

Chapter 25 The future of dendrite research

Michael Häusser, Nelson Spruston, and Greg Stuart

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