Book Volume 5 2011

Neurobiology of Actin

From Neurulation to Synaptic Function


ISBN: 978-1-4419-7367-2 (Print) 978-1-4419-7368-9 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-6

    Introduction to the Neurobiology of Actin

  3. Chapter

    Pages 7-22

    The Neuronal Actin Cytoskeleton and the Protrusion of Lamellipodia and Filopodia

  4. Chapter

    Pages 23-44

    Regulation of Actin Filaments During Neurite Extension and Guidance

  5. Chapter

    Pages 45-72

    Functions of Myosin Motor Proteins in the Nervous System

  6. Chapter

    Pages 73-96

    Microtubule–Actin Interactions During Neuronal Development

  7. Chapter

    Pages 97-113

    Working with Actin: Methodological Approaches for the Study of Actin in Neurons

  8. Chapter

    Pages 115-138

    Functions of the Actin Cytoskeleton in the Early Embryology of the Nervous System

  9. Chapter

    Pages 139-160

    Actin Cytoskeletal Regulation in Neuronal Migration

  10. Chapter

    Pages 161-176

    Actin and Neuronal Polarity

  11. Chapter

    Pages 177-200

    Actin at the Synapse: Contribution to Pre- and Postsynaptic Functions

  12. Chapter

    Pages 201-234

    Actin and Diseases of the Nervous System

  13. Chapter

    Pages 235-263

    Signal Transduction Pathways: From Receptor to the Actin Cytoskeleton

  14. Back Matter

    Pages 265-282