From Molecules to Networks,
Edition 2 An Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Edited by John H. Byrne and James L. Roberts

Publication Date: 23 Jan 2009
An understanding of the nervous system at virtually any level of analysis requires an understanding of its basic building block, the neuron. From Molecules to Networks provides the solid foundation of the morphologic, biochemical, and biophysical properties of nerve cells. All chapters have been thoroughly revised for this second edition to reflect the significant advances of the past 5 years. The new edition expands on the network aspects of cellular neurobiology by adding a new chapter, Information Processing in Neural Networks, and on the relation of cell biological processes to various neurological diseases. The new concluding chapter illustrates how the great strides in understanding the biochemical and biophysical properties of nerve cells have led to fundamental insights into important aspects of neurodegenerative disease.

Key Features

  • Written and edited by leading experts in the field, the second edition completely and comprehensively updates all chapters of this unique textbook
  • Discusses emerging new understanding of non-classical molecules that affect neuronal signaling
  • Full colour, professional graphics throughout
  • Includes two new chapters: Information Processing in Neural Networks - describes the principles of operation of neural networks and the key circuit motifs that are common to many networks in the nervous system. Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disease - introduces the progress made in the last 20 years in elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying brain disorders, including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson disease, and Alzheimer’s disease
About the author
Edited by John Byrne; John H. Byrne, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, TX, USA and James L. Roberts, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, USA
Table of Contents
1. Cellular Components of Nervous Tissue
Patrick R. Hof, Esther A. Nimchinsky, Grahame Kidd, Luz Claudio, and Bruce D. Trapp
2. Subcellular Organization of the Nervous System: Organelles and Their Functions
Scott Brady, David R. Colman, and Peter Brophy
3. Energy Metabolism in the Brain
Gerald A. Dienel
4. Electronic Properties of Axons and Dendrites
John H. Byrne and Gordon M. Shepherd
5. Membrane Potential and Action Potential
David A. McCormick
6. Molecular Properties of Ion Channels
David Matthew Young, Yuh Nung Jan, and Lily Yeh Jan
7. Dynamical Properties of Excitable Membranes
Douglas A. Baxter and John H. Byrne
8. Release of Neurotransmitters
Robert S. Zucker, Dimitri M. Kullmann, and Thomas L. Schwarz
9. Pharmacology and Biochemistry of Synaptic Transmission: Classic Transmitters
Ariel Y. Deutch and Robert H. Roth
10. Peptides, Growth Factors, Gasses and Other Neurotransmitters
Ariel Y. Deutch, Andrea Giuffrida and James L. Roberts
11. Neurotransmitter Receptors
M. Neal Waxham
12. Intracellular Signalling
Howard Schulman
13. Regulation of Neuronal Gene Expression and Protein Synthesis
James L. Roberts and James R. Lundblad
14. Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Intracellular Signaling Pathways
Paul D. Smolen, Douglas A. Baxter, and John H. Byrne
15. Connexin- and Pannexin-Based Channels in the Nervous System: Gap Junctions and More
Juan C. Sáez and Bruce J. Nicholson
16. Postsynaptic Potentials and Synaptic Integration
John H. Byrne
17. Complex Information Processing in Dendrites
John H. Byrne and Gordon M. Shepherd
18. Information Processing in Neural Networks
James J. Knierim
19. Learning and Memory: Basic Mechanisms
John H. Byrne, Kevin S. LeBar, Joseph E. LeDoux, Glenn E. Schafe, Richard F. Thompson, and J. David Sweatt
20. Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disease
Mark R. Cookson, Randy Strong, P. John Hart, and James L. Roberts
Book details
ISBN: 9780123741325
Page Count: 656
Retail Price : £67.99
Graduate and upper undergraduate students Neuroscience, Physiology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Psychology, Biochemistry.