Inositol Phospholipid Metabolism and Phosphatidyl Inositol Kinases

Author: Arnis Kuksis
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780444513212
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Science

Offers a review of developments along with tried and tested methods for isolation, resolution and quantification of inositol phospholipids and inositol polyphosphates in both cells and tissues. This book includes detailed methodology for identification of molecular species of inositol phospholipids, including their phosphates and glycans.

Lipid Metabolism in Signaling Systems

Author: John N. Fain
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9781483288321
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Science

Many of the phospholipases and even the receptor for inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate have recently been cloned and sequenced and play an important role in neurotransmission. Methods developed in recent years for the study of the enzymes and intermediates involved in the regulation of neuronal signal transduction involving phospholipid turnover are presented in this volume. Techniques for examining the role of phosphoinositides in signal transduction Techniques related to protein kinase C Analysis of inositol phosphates Techniques to analyze phospholipid turnover in the brain

PCR in Neuroscience

Author:
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 008053645X
Release Date: 1995-04-13
Genre: Science

The volumes in this series include contemporary techniques significant to a particular branch of neuroscience. They are an invaluable aid to the student as well as the experienced researcher not only in developing protocols in neuroscience but in disciplines where research is becoming closely related to neuroscience. Each volume of Methods in Neurosciences contains an index, and each chapter includes references. Dr. Conn became Editor-in-Chief of the series beginning with Volume 15, so each subsequent volume could be guest-edited by an expert in that specific field. This further strengthens the depth of coverage in Methods in Neurosciences for students and researchers alike. Direct application of PCR to fresh or frozen clinical specimens (e.g., blood and solid tissue) Complete retrieval of novel expressed genes by PCR without screening a library Quantitation by PCR Mutagenesis by PCR PCR in AIDS research Simple and effective protocols for PCR on archival specimens

Providing Pharmacological Access to the Brain

Author: Thomas R. J. Flanagan
Publisher:
ISBN: UVA:X002540078
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Blood-brain barrier

This volume focuses on contemporary approaches for delivering experimental and therapeutic agents into the brain. The contributions provide methodological details that are typically not available in the literature. Subtleties and shortcuts critical to each procedure are included to facilitate their use by both the experienced researcher and novice. Highlights * Polymeric, cellular, and molecular drug delivery * Neuropharmacology * Blood-brain barrier * Central nervous system

Neurobiology of Cytokines

Author: Errol B. De Souza
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9781483217550
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Health & Fitness

Neurobiology of Cytokines, Part A provides an overview of the effects of cytokines in the brain and in the endocrine system. The book discusses the general aspects of cytokines, including the endogenous agonists and antagonists, their receptors, their second messengers, and transport mechanisms for cytokines across the blood-brain barrier. The text also describes the anatomical localization of cytokines, cytokine receptors, and their respective mRNA in brain and in endocrine tissues. The methods for evaluating the in vivo as well as in vitro actions of cytokines on hormone secretion are also considered. The book further tackles the synthesis and release of cytokines and their central nervous system actions; and the methodology for studying the role of cytokines in human neuropathological conditions.

Pulsatility in Neuroendocrine Systems

Author: Jon E. Levine
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9781483288345
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Genre: Science

Pulsatility is now recognized as a nearly ubiquitous functional feature of neuroendocrine systems. This volume presents a comprehensive guide to the established and emerging technologies being used to study the perplexing phenomenon of pulsatility. Molecular, cellular, physiological, and mathematical approaches are described in detail. In vitro methods for studying neuroendocrine pulsatility In vivo sampling and recording procedures for monitoring pulsatility in several species Improved quantitative and analytical methods for the study of hormone pulsatility

PCR in Neuroscience

Author: Gobinda Sarkar
Publisher:
ISBN: 0121852962
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Neurosciences

The volumes in this series include contemporary techniques significant to a particular branch of neuroscience. They are an invaluable aid to the student as well as the experienced researcher not only in developing protocols in neuroscience but in disciplines where research is becoming closely related to neuroscience. Each volume of Methods in Neurosciences contains an index, and each chapter includes references. Dr. Conn became Editor-in-Chief of the series beginning with Volume 15, so each subsequent volume could be guest-edited by an expert in that specific field. This further strengthens the depth of coverage in Methods in Neurosciences for students and researchers alike. Key Features * Direct application of PCR to fresh or frozen clinical specimens (e.g., blood and solid tissue) * Complete retrieval of novel expressed genes by PCR without screening a library * Quantitation by PCR * Mutagenesis by PCR * PCR in AIDS research * Simple and effective protocols for PCR on archival specimens.

Photoreceptor Cells

Author: Paul A. Hargrave
Publisher:
ISBN: 0121852792
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Cell membranes

Photoreceptor Cells, Volume 15 covers the advances in the study of photoreceptor cells. The book discusses biochemical, cell and structural biological, and molecular biological techniques needed for the study of photoreceptor cells. The text also describes the methods for observing the structure of photoreceptor cells and for studying their metabolism. The procedures for photoreceptor cell isolation are also considered. The book further tackles the preparation of proteins involved in rod cell metabolism, with particular emphasis on proteins of the visual transduction cascade. The text also en...

Fat Detection

Author: Jean-Pierre Montmayeur
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420067761
Release Date: 2009-09-14
Genre: Science

Presents the State-of-the-Art in Fat Taste Transduction A bite of cheese, a few potato chips, a delectable piece of bacon – a small taste of high-fat foods often draws you back for more. But why are fatty foods so appealing? Why do we crave them? Fat Detection: Taste, Texture, and Post Ingestive Effects covers the many factors responsible for the sensory appeal of foods rich in fat. This well-researched text uses a multidisciplinary approach to shed new light on critical concerns related to dietary fat and obesity. Outlines Compelling Evidence for an Oral Fat Detection System Reflecting 15 years of psychophysical, behavioral, electrophysiological, and molecular studies, this book makes a well-supported case for an oral fat detection system. It explains how gustatory, textural, and olfactory information contribute to fat detection using carefully designed behavioral paradigms. The book also provides a detailed account of the brain regions that process the signals elicited by a fat stimulus, including flavor, aroma, and texture. This readily accessible work also discusses: The importance of dietary fats for living organisms Factors contributing to fat preference, including palatability Brain mechanisms associated with appetitive and hedonic experiences connected with food consumption Potential therapeutic targets for fat intake control Genetic components of human fat preference Neurological disorders and essential fatty acids Providing a comprehensive review of the literature from the leading scientists in the field, this volume delivers a holistic view of how the palatability and orosensory properties of dietary fat impact food intake and ultimately health. Fat Detection represents a new frontier in the study of food perception, food intake, and related health consequences.

Fundamental Neuroscience

Author: Larry R. Squire
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123858702
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Medical

Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Edition introduces graduate and upper-level undergraduate students to the full range of contemporary neuroscience. Addressing instructor and student feedback on the previous edition, all of the chapters are rewritten to make this book more concise and student-friendly than ever before. Each chapter is once again heavily illustrated and provides clinical boxes describing experiments, disorders, and methodological approaches and concepts. A companion web site contains test questions, and an imagebank of the figures for ready use in presentations, slides, and handouts. Capturing the promise and excitement of this fast-moving field, Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Edition is the text that students will be able to reference throughout their neuroscience careers! New to this edition: * 30% new material including new chapters on Dendritic Development and Spine Morphogenesis, Chemical Senses, Cerebellum, Eye Movements, Circadian Timing, Sleep and Dreaming, and Consciousness * Companion website with figures, web links to additional material, and test questions * Additional text boxes describing key experiments, disorders, methods, and concepts * Multiple model system coverage beyond rats, mice, and monkeys * Extensively expanded index for easier referencing