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Neuronal Growth Cones (Developmental and Cell Biology Series) by Phillip R. Gordon-Weeks

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Neurosciences,
  • Neuroscience,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Life Sciences - Cytology,
  • Neurology - General,
  • Developmental neurophysiology Developmental n,
  • Medical-Neurology - General,
  • Medical-Neuroscience,
  • Science / Cytology,
  • Science / Developmental Biology,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - General,
  • Developmental neurophysiology,
  • Growth,
  • Neurons

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7713531M
ISBN 100521018544
ISBN 109780521018548
OCLC/WorldCa60320177

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In Neuronal Growth Cones, Phillip Gordon-Weeks presents the molecular biology of the behavior of growth cones. The book covers the basic morphology and behavior of growth cones, motility and neurite extension via the growth cone cytoskeleton, pathfinding, intracellular signalling, and synaptogenesis. It is the first detailed, critical analysis of all aspects of growth cone by:   In Neuronal Growth Cones, Phillip Gordon-Weeks presents the molecular biology of the behavior of growth cones. The book covers the basic morphology and behavior of growth cones, motility and neurite extension via the growth cone cytoskeleton, pathfinding, intracellular signalling, and synaptogenesis. It is the first detailed, critical analysis of all aspects of growth cone biology. show more. This chapter examines the control mechanisms underlying the establishment, modification, and repair of nervous systems as they reside at the level of the neuronal growth cone. It begins with a brief history and then outlines some of the essential morphological and structural features of neuronal growth cones. It discusses recent studies of the effects that physiological guidance cues exert on. Growth cones are highly motile structures that explore the extracellular environment, determine the direction of growth, and then guide the extension of the axon in that direction. The primary morphological characteristic of a growth cone is a sheetlike expansion of the Cited by: 2.

The growth cone is a unique neuronal domain with distinctive cytoskeletal organization, such as longer microfilaments in filopodia and feurofilaments are excluded from growth cones, typically extending no further than the growth cone neck. Summary. The neuronal growth cone is a semi-autonomous portion of the developing neuron that is highly specialized for motile activity. Migrating neurons may share some features with neuronal growth by: By inference, this is true also of the growth cone microtubules, though this has not been directly demonstrated. Recent experiments indicate that there is a large pool of assemblycompetent tubulin in the growth cone that is the immediate source of tubulin for polymerization on to the (+) ends of the microtubules (reviewed in Ref. 18). Question: 3) One Way A Neuronal Growth Cone Can Forge Its Path Is By Fasciculation, Where It Encounters Another Axon And Follows It. But How Did The First Axon Get Where It Was Going? If The Pioneer Neuron Did It One Way, Why Does This One Just Follow? 4) In Axon Guidance, What's The Difference Between A 'trophic' And A 'tropic' Factor?

Neuronal Growth Cones Developmental and Cell Biology Series: : Gordon-Weeks, Phillip R.: Books. Growth cone history The Spanish neuroscientist Santiago Ramon y Cajal discovered growth cones in his anatomical studies of embryos, and in he published the first report and pictures of axonal growth cones. In Neuronal Growth Cones, Phillip Gordon-Weeks presents the molecular biology of the behavior of growth cones. The book covers the basic morphology and behavior of growth cones, motility and neurite extension via the growth cone cytoskeleton, pathfinding, intracellular signalling, and synaptogenesis. It is the first detailed, critical analysis of all aspects of growth cone biology. In Neuronal Growth Cones, Phillip Gordon-Weeks explores the molecular biology of the behavior of growth cones, conical-like endings of the growing axon. He covers the basic morphology and behavior of growth cones, motility and neurite extension via the growth cone cytoskeleton, pathfinding, intracellular signaling, and synaptogenesis. A detailed, critical analysis of all aspects of growth cone.