Research Methods in Neurochemistry

Volume 3

  • Neville Marks
  • Richard Rodnight

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Properties of Intact Neural Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen C. Bondy
      Pages 43-66
    3. S. S. Oja, M.-L. Vahvelainen
      Pages 67-137
    4. Marie Louise Uhr, Graham A. R. Johnston
      Pages 139-163
  3. Components of Neural Tissues: Enzymes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Moussa B. H. Youdim
      Pages 167-207
    3. Israel Silman, Yadin Dudai
      Pages 209-252
    4. Elling Kvamme, Gerd Svenneby
      Pages 277-290
  4. Components of Neural Tissues: Lipids, Proteins, and Polylipids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Richard Rodnight, Martin Reddington, Maria Gordon
      Pages 325-367
    3. Akira Arimura, Andrew V. Schally
      Pages 369-392
    4. David H. Coy, Esther J. Coy, Andrew V. Schally
      Pages 393-406
  5. Components of Neural Tissues: Amino Acids

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 463-468

About this book


With the continued rapid expansion of neurochemical research, there has been no shortage of new developments in methodology for this third volume of Research Methods in Neurochemistry. As in previous volumes we have again tried to provide some balance in the subjects represented. The wisdom of this policy may be questioned since it can lead to delay in publica­ tion, but there are many approaches to the chemical study of the nervous system and a methods book needs to stand on its own as well as be part of a series. In one respect, however, the present volume departs from this policy, in that we have included two chapters on micromethods for analyzing amines and amino acids, both giving special emphasis to dansylation techniques. These chapters are complementary and we feel justified in publishing them in one volume in view of the importance of such micromethods for the study of neural systems. At the other end of the scale, particular attention may be drawn to the chapter by D. D. Gilboe and colleagues describing their remarkable procedures for studying metabolism in the isolated canine brain. We were fortunate also in persuading S. S. Oja to extend the general prin­ ciples of transport systems he described in Volume 2 to amino acids in brain slices. In addition, there are the usual chapters on components of neural tissues, which once again we have found convenient to divide into enzymes, macromolecules, and other constituents.


attention brain nervous system neurochemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Neville Marks
    • 1
  • Richard Rodnight
    • 2
  1. 1.New York State Research Institute for Neurochemistry and Drug AddictionNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryInstitute of Psychiatry University of LondonLondonGreat Britain

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