Intracellular Mechanisms for Neuritogenesis

  • Ivan de Curtis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sarah Escuin, Elisabeth Georges-Labouesse
    Pages 1-24
  3. Kevin Flynn, Chi Pak, James R. Bamburg
    Pages 25-56
  4. John K. Chilton, Phillip R. Gordon-Weeks
    Pages 57-88
  5. Thierry Galli, Philipp Alberts
    Pages 115-135
  6. Alfredo Cáceres, Gabriela Paglini, Santiago Quiroga, Adriana Ferreira
    Pages 136-154
  7. Dario Bonanomi, Flavia Valtorta
    Pages 155-179
  8. Hameeda Sultana, Anthony J. Koleske
    Pages 180-194
  9. Silvana B. Rosso, Patricia C. Salinas
    Pages 222-238
  10. Nariko Arimura, Takeshi oshimura, Kozo Kaibuchi
    Pages 239-252
  11. Katherine Kalil, Erik W. Dent, Fangjun Tang
    Pages 253-281
  12. Frances Lefcort, Tim O'Connor, Paul M. Kulesa
    Pages 282-301
  13. Jan M. Schwab, Zhigang He
    Pages 302-325
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 326-333

About this book


A major issue of modern neurobiology is to understand how neurons extend their neurites to form a functional network. While a large amount of information is available on the extracellular mechanisms driving neuritogenesis, the study of the intricate molecular machinery underlying the intracellular mechanisms has only recently been addressed. The purpose of this book is to present novel, distinct, but highly related aspects of the intracellular mechanisms required for the formation of a functional neurite, which include cytoskeletal organization, membrane traffic, and signal transduction. In particular, the proposed authors would address the importance of the integration among distinct aspects of the cell biology of developing neurons involved in neurite extension. The aim of the book is to present this topic to the general readership of neurobiologists and molecular and cellular biologists to further stimulate the interest into this exciting section of neurobiology. Moreover, the book could represent a reference for researchers directly involved in the study of neuronal development, and a textbook for PhD courses in molecular neurobiology The authors contributing to this book are all internationally recognized leaders in their respective fields of research, and the work from their laboratories embodies state of the art approaches to address this fundamental aspect of molecular neurobiology.


Elongation behavior neurobiology neurons signal transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Ivan de Curtis
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Cell Adhesion Department of Molecular Biology and FunctionalSan Raffaele Scientific InstituteMilanoItaly

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