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Protein Metabolism of the Nervous System

  • Abel Lajtha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Metabolism Related to Turnover

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sidney Roberts, Claire E. Zomzely, S. C. Bondy
      Pages 3-37
    3. Neville Marks, Abel Lajtha
      Pages 39-75
    4. A. V. Palladin, Ya. V. Belik
      Pages 77-91
    5. Bernard Droz, Herbert L. Koenig
      Pages 93-108
    6. Paul Mandel, Monique Jacob
      Pages 129-149
    7. H. R. Mahler, Carl W. Cotman
      Pages 151-184
    8. Brian D’Monte, Neville Marks, Ranajit Kumar Datta, Abel Lajtha
      Pages 185-217
  3. Metabolism Related to Function

  4. Alterations of Metabolism

  5. Metabolism Related to Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 587-587
    2. D. Karcher, L. Thiry, W. Zeman, A. Lowenthal
      Pages 589-600
    3. Stanley H. Appel
      Pages 621-630
    4. Steven Edward Kornguth
      Pages 631-642
    5. Elizabeth Roboz Einstein, Li-Pen Chao
      Pages 643-657
    6. Marian W. Kies
      Pages 659-670
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 715-732

About this book

Introduction

Few can deny the paramount importance of the neurosciences, undoubtedly one of the most challenging fields in contemporary science. Recent years have witnessed the awakening of interest in brain research by many dis­ tinguished investigators from other branches of science, which has made possible the multidisciplinary approach needed for the complex problems of this field. The present book, which deals with one aspect of this research, is the result of the symposium held under the auspices of the New York State Research Institute for Neurochemistry and Drug Addiction in April 1968. It has become clear that brain proteins are involved in all aspects of mental function and dysfunction, and the present volume documents the latest advances in our knowledge (advances made to a large extent by con­ tributors to this volume). The chapters not only convey some of the enthu­ siasm and wonderful, cooperative spirit of the many excellent scientists ex­ ploring the brain, and their wealth of ideas; they also illustrate the many approaches from which cerebral proteins can be studied in a meaningful manner. In some areas even preliminary evidence is worth discussing: e.g., it is an exciting achievement that we can begin to apply the disciplines of bio­ chemistry to phenomena of learned behavior and information handling.

Keywords

brain myelin nervous system neurochemistry neurons neuroscience

Editors and affiliations

  • Abel Lajtha
    • 1
  1. 1.New York State Research Institute for Neurochemistry and Drug AddictionNew York CityUSA

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