Molecular Aspects of Development and Aging of the Nervous System

  • Jean M. Lauder
  • Alain Privat
  • Ezio Giacobini
  • Paola S. Timiras
  • Antonia Vernadakis

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 265)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Gene and Phenotypic Expression

    1. M. N. Gordon, S. Kumar, A. Espinosa de los Monteros, S. Scully, M.-S. Zhang, J. Huber et al.
      Pages 11-22
    2. Pierre Rataboul, Philippe Vernier, Alain Privat
      Pages 23-40
    3. Anne Baroffio, Elisabeth Dupin, Nicole M. Le Douarin
      Pages 53-62
  3. Growth Factors and Oncogenes

    1. K. Unsicker, D. Blottner, D. Gehrke, C. Grothe, D. Heymann, F. Stögbauer et al.
      Pages 63-73
    2. Giovanna Ferrari, Maria-Cristina Minozzi, Gino Toffano, Alberta Leon, Stephen D. Skaper
      Pages 93-99
    3. J. Regino Perez-Polo
      Pages 101-116
    4. Demetrios A. Spandidos, Margaret L. M. Anderson
      Pages 127-131
    5. Anna Batistatou, Elias D. Kouvelas
      Pages 141-146
  4. Cytoskeletal and Extracellular Molecules

    1. Leonard H. Rome, Michael C. Cardwell, Phyllis N. Bullock, Steven P. Hamilton
      Pages 157-167
    2. Nicholas W. Seeds, Susan Haffke, Kathleen Christensen, Judith Schoonmaker
      Pages 169-178
    3. Stephen D. Skaper, Guido Vantini, Laura Facci, Alberta Leon
      Pages 197-204
  5. Neurotransmitters and Hormones

  6. Molecular Aspects of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

    1. H. Sternberg, G. Mesco, G. Cole, P. S. Timiras
      Pages 283-289
    2. Tsunao Saitoh, Gregory Cole, Tuan V. Huynh
      Pages 301-310
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 319-326

About this book


The rapidly expanding fields of molecular and cellular neurobiology are the newest frontiers of neuroscience. This book represents the continuing efforts of the Institute of Developmental Neuroscience and Aging (IDNA) to disseminate the most recent advances on the developing and aging nervous system at the molecular and cellular levels. A group of neuroscientists presented and discussed their findings at a recent IDNA conference held in Athens, Greece, June 15-18, 1988. This meeting was sponsored by the National Hellenic Research Foundation, FIDIA, the Ministry of Research and Technology, the Tourism Organization of Greece, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH. The Directors of the IDNA are grateful to the local committee, Drs. Eleni Fleischer, Costas Sekeris, Michael Alexis, Theony Valcana, and Elias Kouvelas, for their efforts in organizing this meeting and for their successful integration of science and culture for the participants. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the information presented at this conference, including in-depth discussions of each topic by the participants. The chapters are grouped into five general categories which correspond to the subject areas covered during the meeting. These include: Gene and Phenotypic Expression, Growth Factors and Oncogenes, Cytoskeletal and Extracellular Molecules, Neurotransmitters and Hormones, and Molecular Aspects of Aging and Alzheimer's Disease. The section on Gene and Phenotypic Expression includes discussions of transient gene expression in the nervous system (Herschman), developmental regulation of myelin-associated genes (Gordon et al.


Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer´s disease brain development growth myelin nervous system neurobiology neurons neuropeptides neuroscience organization research science spinal cord

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean M. Lauder
    • 1
  • Alain Privat
    • 2
  • Ezio Giacobini
    • 3
  • Paola S. Timiras
    • 4
  • Antonia Vernadakis
    • 5
  1. 1.The University of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Institute of BiologyINSERMMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.Southern Illinois University School of MedicineSpringfieldUSA
  4. 4.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  5. 5.University of Colorado School of MedicineDenverUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-5878-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-5876-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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