Dendritic Spines: An Update


Ignacio González-Burgos, PhD – Senior Researcher, Laboratorio “Burgos” de Investigaciones Psicobiologicas, Zapopan, Mexico

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress; Cell Biology Research Progress
BISAC: SCI056000; SCI017000; SCI089000

The book Dendritic Spines. An Update aims to describe the ultimate knowledge regarding the dendritic spines-mediated synaptic transmission. The book approaches dendritic spines development and adult spinogenesis, as well as the physiological properties associated to their structural plasticity. The thematic sequence of the chapters that make up the book allows the readers a comprehensive understanding of the neurobiology of dendritic spines and their impact on the integration of the cognitive activity that they mediate, under both normal and pathological conditions.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Spinogenesis and the Morphology of Dendritic Spines
Ignacio González-Burgos¹ and Dulce A. Velázquez-Zamora²
¹Laboratorio “Burgos” de Investigaciones Psicobiológicas, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
²Research Coordination, Tlajomulco University Center, Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco, Mexico

Chapter 2. Molecular Mechanisms and Cytoskeleton-Associated Protein Dynamics Underlying Dendritic Spine Plasticity
David González-Tapia¹ and Mario Flores-Soto²
¹División de Salud, Centro Universitario de Tlajomulco, Universidad de Guadalajara. Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco. México
²División de Neurociencias, Centro de Investigación Biomédica de Occidente, IMSS. Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

Chapter 3. Electrical Properties of Dendritic Spines
Allan T. Gulledge
Department of Molecular and Systems Biology Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

Chapter 4. Synaptic Plasticity-Associated Signaling Pathways in Dendritic Spines
Marta Zagrebelsky
Division of Cellular Neurobiology, Zoological Institute, Technical University of Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Chapter 5. Dendritic Spine Plasticity and the Processing of Cognitive Synaptic Information
Ignacio González-Burgos¹ and Nallely Vázquez-Hernández²
¹Laboratorio “Burgos” de Investigaciones Psicobiológicas, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
²Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC), Campus Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

Chapter 6. Estrogen-Mediated Signaling in Dendritic Spines that Promote Memory Formation
Victoria Luine¹ and Maya Frankfurt²
¹Department of Psychology, Hunter College of CUNY, New York, USA
²Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA

Chapter 7. The Role of Astrocytes and Microglia in Synaptic Plasticity and Its Implications in Health
Isabel Barón-Mendoza, Juan F. Duarte-Campos and Aliesha González-Arenas
Departamento de Medicina Genómica y Toxicología Ambiental, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México, México

Chapter 8. Pathological Plasticity of Dendritic Spines Derived from Malnutrition
Humberto Martínez-Orozco, Zyanya Gloria Mena Casas and Sofía Díaz-Cintra
Instituto de Neurobiología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Campus Juriquilla-Queretaro, Querétaro, México


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