Molecular Aspects of Neurobiology

  • Rita Levi Montalcini
  • Pietro Calissano
  • Eric Richard Kandel
  • Adriana Maggi
Conference proceedings

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. P. Montarolo, S. Schacher, V. F. Castellucci, R. D. Hawkins, T. W. Abrams, P. Goelet et al.
    Pages 1-14
  3. F. Belardetti, S. Schacher, E. R. Kandel, S. A. Siegelbaum
    Pages 15-18
  4. M. Brunelli, G. Demontis, G. Traina
    Pages 19-21
  5. A. Levi, J. D. Eldridge, B. M. Paterson
    Pages 29-30
  6. P. Casalbore, E. Agostini, F. Tatò, S. Alemà
    Pages 37-39
  7. R. Houlgatte, D. Wion, P. Barrand, E. Dicou, P. Brachet
    Pages 40-42
  8. J. Boulter, K. Evans, S. Evans, P. Gardner, D. Goldman, S. Heinemann et al.
    Pages 60-65
  9. J. F. Jackson, D. M. W. Beeson, V. B. Cockcroft, M. G. Darlison, B. M. Conti-Tronconi, L. D. Bell et al.
    Pages 66-74
  10. J. P. Merlie, J. R. Sanes
    Pages 75-80
  11. J. M. Gershoni, D. Neumann, S. Fuchs
    Pages 85-87
  12. H. Möhler, P. Schoch, J. G. Richards
    Pages 91-96
  13. V. Gallo, B. C. Wise, F. Vaccarino, A. Guidotti
    Pages 97-100
  14. J. S. Camardo, M. J. Shuster, S. A. Siegelbaum
    Pages 106-112
  15. J. M. Ritchie, S. Bevan, S. Y. Chiu, P. T. A. Gray
    Pages 113-116
  16. S. Hockfield, K. Frederiksen, R. Mckay
    Pages 121-131
  17. K. Koschel, P. Münzel, M. Halbach, R. Metzner
    Pages 158-161
  18. B. W. Festoff, D. Hantaï, C. Soria, J. Soria, M. Fardeau
    Pages 162-166
  19. J.-P. Julien, D. Meyer, W. Mushynski, F. Grosveld
    Pages 176-181
  20. V. Giguere, F. Grosveld
    Pages 182-187
  21. F. E. Bloom
    Pages 188-192
  22. R. Dal Toso, O. Giorgi, D. Presti, D. Benvegnù, M. Favaron, C. Soranzo et al.
    Pages 198-201
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 203-205

About these proceedings


The past two decades may well become known as the golden era of neurobiology. This field, that in the first half of this century seemed far too complex to be investigated with the low resolution techniques available to the investigators, suddenly blossomed in the second half of the century into one of the most promising areas of biology, thanks to discoveries which took place practically simultaneously in most areas of neurobiological research. Here we mention only some of the most important: the discovery of the large number of neurotransmitters from monoamines to peptides, the identification of the mechanism of action of different agents through their binding to specific receptors, the recognition that neuro­ transmitters act most of the time through a second messenger, and the discovery that growth and differentiation of nerve cells depend on activation by the protein molecule; all these were recognized I!S specific growth facts, of which the NGF was both the frrst to be dis­ covered and the object of the most intensive investigation. Recently, the development of highly sophisticated techniques such as recombinant DNA and monoclonal antibodies has been suc­ cessfully applied at the cellular and subeellular level to the study of nerve cells, neuronal cell population, and to the mechanism of their interaction. Studies pursued with the collaboration of different investigators all over the world have opened a new panorama of the tremendous complexity of the CNS, from the neuron to the whole organism.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rita Levi Montalcini
    • 1
  • Pietro Calissano
    • 1
  • Eric Richard Kandel
    • 2
  • Adriana Maggi
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Cell BiologyCNRRomeItaly
  2. 2.Center for Neurobiology and BehaviorColumbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Pharmacology and PharmacognosyUniversity of MilanoMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70692-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70690-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6625
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