Transmitters and Modulators in Health and Disease

New Frontiers in Neuroscience

  • Seiji Shioda
  • Ikuo Homma
  • Nobumasa Kato
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-4-431-99039-0

Table of contents (19 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Neuropeptides and Behavior

  3. Neuropeptides, Bioamines, and Clinical Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Neuropeptide Y and its Role in Anxiety-related Disorders
      Yvan Dumont, Julio César Morales-Medina, Rémi Quirion
      Pages 51-82
  4. Functional Mapping of Sensory and Motor Brain Activity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Breathing is to live, to smell and to feel
      Yuri Masaoka, Ikuo Homma
      Pages 125-136
    3. Role of the medial frontal wall for readiness of motor execution
      Manabu Inoue, Yuri Masaoka, Mitsuru Kawamura, Yoshiwo Okamoto, Ikuo Homma
      Pages 137-152
  5. Poster Presentations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Ryanodine receptor type 1 / calcium release channel in the endoplasmic reticulum as the target of nitric oxide to cause the intracellular calcium signaling
      Hideto Oyamada, Toshiko Yamazawa, Takashi Murayama, Takahiro Hayashi, Takashi Sakurai, Masamitsu Iino et al.
      Pages 155-159
    3. Decreased sensitivity to negative facial emotions and limbic lesions in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1
      Mitsuru Kawamura, Akitoshi Takeda, Mutsutaka Kobayakawa, Atsunobu Suzuki, Masaki Kondo, Natsuko Tsuruya
      Pages 161-173
    4. Generation of Rac1 conditional mutant mice by Cre/loxP system
      Dai Suzuki, Atsushi Yamada, Takanori Amano, Ayako Kimura, Rika Yasuhara, Mizuho Sakahara et al.
      Pages 175-178
    5. Orexin modulates neuronal activities of mesencephalic trigeminal sensory neurons in rats
      Kiyomi Nakayama, Ayako Mochizuki, Shiro Nakamura, Tomio Inoue
      Pages 179-182

About these proceedings


Prominent international researchers contributed to this volume of reports advancing the study of brain function and morphology. Comprising investigations in several areas of neuroscience, the book includes research in neurodegenerative diseases and in neuroregeneration in adults. Described here are the effects of neuropeptides and biogenic amines on feeding, respiration, and other autonomic functions as well as on behavior. One chapter focuses on regulation of the blood brain barrier function by various neuropeptides, proteins, receptors, and transporters. Another is concerned with the modulation of higher brain functions by neuropeptides and biogenic monoamines. Yet another chapter presents research on ischemic neuronal damage and hippocampal neurogenesis in the adult mouse. Morphological or physiological techniques to study neuropeptides and neuromodulators influencing higher-order or brain-stem functions are given particular attention. The use of bio-imaging tools such as brain navigation systems and fMRIs with patients in a clinical setting creates new possibilities for investigation of human brain function and specialization of treatment.


Emotion Syndrom blood-brain barrier function neurodegenerative diseases neurons neuropeptides neuroregeneration in adults

Editors and affiliations

  • Seiji Shioda
    • 1
  • Ikuo Homma
    • 2
  • Nobumasa Kato
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyShowa University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of PhysiologyShowa University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Psychiatry, Karasuyama HospitalShowa University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-99038-3
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-99039-0