Ganglion Cells: Morphology, Functional Development and Role in Disease


Liora G. Vlastimil (Editor)

Series: Neurology – Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments
BISAC: SCI089000

The ability to observe the world around us through sight provides us with many advantages we may take for granted daily. We are able to recognize a hazard well in advance because we see it; we can find allies because we see them. Further, thanks to the perception of the world that gives us sight, we can collect information to help us develop feelings, such as trust in others, love and sensations, like beauty.

However, the mechanism to enjoy this capability is really complex, starting with the structure responsible for receiving, processing and transmitting information to the brain. This book discusses the ways in which ganglion cells are used in the nervous system, as well as their morphology, functional development and role in diseases. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – EPH-Ephrin Signaling in Retinal Ganglion Cells (pp. 1-70)
Deborah C. Otteson and Tihomira D. Petkova (College of Optometry University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA)

Chapter 2 – Nonvisual Ganglion Cell Subtype: Which Kind of Cells Are they? And Where Do They Come from? (pp. 71-102)
Javier Vicente, Pedro de la Villa and Francisco Germain (Department of Biology of Systems, School of Medicine, University of Alcalá, Campus Universitario, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 3 – Detailed Insights into Functional Retinal Neurodegeneration of Aged DBA/2J Glaucoma Mice (pp. 103-124)
Sven Schnichels and Peter Heiduschka (Centre for Ophthalmology, University Eye Hospital, Schleichstr, Tübingen, Germany, and others)

Chapter 4 – What Have We Learned from Cultured Adult Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons? (pp. 125-148)
Kazunori Sango, Naoko Niimi, Masami Tsukamoto, Kazunori Utsunomiya, Kunihiko Sakumi, Yusaku Nakabeppu, Toshihiko Kadoya and Hidenori Horie (Laboratory of Peripheral Nerve Pathophysiology, Department of Sensory and Motor Systems, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and others)



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