In Vitro Neurotoxicology

Volume 758 of the series Methods in Molecular Biology pp 1-9


In Vitro Neurotoxicology: An Introduction

  • Lucio G. CostaAffiliated withDepartment of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of WashingtonDepartment of Human Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Forensic Science, University of Parma Medical School Email author 
  • , Gennaro Giordano
  • , Marina Guizzetti

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This introductory Chapter provides a brief overview of the field of neurotoxicology and of the role played by in vitro approaches in investigations on mechanisms of neurotoxicity and of developmental neurotoxicity, and in providing suitable models for neurotoxicity screening.

Key words

In vitro models In vitro endpoints Mammalian cell cultures