Book 2006

Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptogenesis


ISBN: 978-0-387-32560-6 (Print) 978-0-387-32562-0 (Online)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi

  2. Synaptogenesis: When Long-Distance Relations Become Intimate

    1. Chapter

      Pages 1-9

      Synaptogenesis: When Long-Distance Relations Become Intimate

  3. Experimental Models of Synaptogenesis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11

    2. Chapter

      Pages 13-27

      The Formation of the Vertebrate Neuromuscular Junction: Roles for the Extracellular Matrix in Synaptogenesis

    3. Chapter

      Pages 29-42

      Synapse Formation between Identified Molluscan Neurons: A Model System Approach

    4. Chapter

      Pages 43-65

      Development of the Drosophila and C. Elegans Neuromuscular Junctions

    5. Chapter

      Pages 67-80

      Mechanisms That Regulate Neuronal Protein Clustering at the Synapse

  4. Roles of Cell Adhesion and Secreted Molecules in Synaptic Differentiation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81

    2. Chapter

      Pages 83-95

      Cadherin-Mediated Adhesion and Signaling During Vertebrate Central Synapse Formation

    3. Chapter

      Pages 97-110

      Synaptic Functions of the Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule, NCAM

    4. Chapter

      Pages 111-124

      Role of Neuroligin Binding to Neurexins in Synaptic Organization

    5. Chapter

      Pages 125-135

      SynCAM in Formation and Function of Synaptic Specializations

    6. Chapter

      Pages 137-150

      Protocadherins and Synapse Development

    7. Chapter

      Pages 151-161

      Ephrins and Eph Receptors in Spinogenesis and Synaptic Plasticity

    8. Chapter

      Pages 163-178

      Extracellular Matrix Molecules and Formation of CNS Synapses

    9. Chapter

      Pages 179-194

      Role of Neurotrophins in the Formation and Maintenance of Synapses

  5. Transport of Synaptic Proteins

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195

    2. Chapter

      Pages 197-208

      Motor-Cargo Interactions Involved in Transport of Synaptic Proteins

    3. Chapter

      Pages 209-220

      Postsynaptic Transport Packets

    4. Chapter

      Pages 221-232

      Lateral Diffusion of Excitatory Neurotransmitter Receptors During Synaptogenesis

  6. Synaptic Cytoskeleton and Morphogenic Signaling

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 233-233

    2. Chapter

      Pages 235-245

      Assembly of Presynaptic Active Zones

    3. Chapter

      Pages 247-259

      Assembly of Postsynaptic Protein Complexes in Glutamatergic Synapses

    4. Chapter

      Pages 261-276

      Regulation of Dendritic Spine Morphology and Synaptic Function By Scaffolding Proteins

    5. Chapter

      Pages 277-295

      Composition and Assembly of Gabaergic Postsynaptic Specializations

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