2009

The Sticky Synapse

Cell Adhesion Molecules and Their Role in Synapse Formation and Maintenance

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ISBN: 978-0-387-92707-7 (Print) 978-0-387-92708-4 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

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    Pages 1-9

    A Short History of the Synapse – Golgi Versus Ramón y Cajal

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    Pages 11-37

    Cell Adhesion Molecules at the Drosophila Neuromuscular Junction

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    Pages 39-84

    Development of the Vertebrate Neuromuscular Junction

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    Pages 85-106

    Synapse Formation in the Mammalian Central Nervous System

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    Pages 107-140

    Developmental Axonal Pruning and Synaptic Plasticity

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    Pages 141-158

    Cell Adhesion Molecules in Synaptopathies

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    Pages 159-183

    The Cadherin Superfamily in Synapse Formation and Function

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    Pages 185-206

    Nectins and Nectin-Like Molecules in the Nervous System

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    Pages 207-222

    The Down Syndrome Cell Adhesion Molecule

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    Pages 223-234

    Molecular Basis of Lamina-Specific Synaptic Connections in the Retina: Sidekick Immunoglobulin Superfamily Molecules

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    Pages 235-245

    SYG/Nephrin/IrreC Family of Adhesion Proteins Mediate Asymmetric Cell–Cell Adhesion in Development

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    Pages 247-263

    L1-Type Cell Adhesion Molecules: Distinct Roles in Synaptic Targeting, Organization, and Function

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    Pages 265-299

    Cell Adhesion Molecules of the NCAM Family and Their Roles at Synapses

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    Pages 301-319

    MHC Class I Function at the Neuronal Synapse

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    Pages 321-331

    Pathfinding Molecules Branch Out: Semaphorin Family Members Regulate Synapse Development

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    Pages 333-345

    Ephrins and Eph Receptor Tyrosine Kinases in Synapse Formation

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    Pages 347-365

    Neurexins and Neuroligins: A Synaptic Code for Neuronal Wiring That Is Implicated in Autism

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    Pages 367-383

    Synaptic Adhesion-Like Molecules (SALMs)

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    Pages 385-395

    The Role of Integrins at Synapses

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    Pages 397-422

    Extracellular Matrix Molecules in Neuromuscular Junctions and Central Nervous System Synapses

  22. Back Matter

    Pages 441-453

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