New Aspects of Axonal Structure and Function

New Aspects of Axonal Structure and Function

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

Axons are neuronal output elements and are responsible for the transfer and processing of signals from one neuron to another, even over very large distances. For a given neuronal cell type, axons are unique and display very heterogeneous patterns with respect to shape, length and target structure. Axons are the usually long process of a nerve fiber that generally conducts impulses away from the body of the nerve cell. This book is intended to summarize recent findings covering morphological, physiological, developmental, computational and pathophysiological aspects of axons. It attempts to cover new findings concerning axonal structure and functions together with their implications for signal transduction, processes implicated in the formation of axonal arbors and the transport of subcellular elements to their targets, and finally how a dysfunction in one or several of these steps could lead to axonal degeneration and ultimately to neurodegenerative diseases.Chapter. 7. An. Axonal. Perspective. on. Cortical. Circuits. Tom Binzegger, Rodney J. Douglas, and Kevan A.C. Martin. 7.1. Introduction. How neurons connect in the complex circuits of neocortex is one of the fundamental problems in neuroscience. ... The earliest attempts to construct an overall circuit diagram ( Fig. ... New Aspects of Axonal Structure and Function, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4419- 1676-1_7, anbsp;...

Title:New Aspects of Axonal Structure and Function
Author:Dirk Feldmeyer, Joachim Lübke
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-08-18


You Must CONTINUE and create a free account to access unlimited downloads & streaming