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The Axon: Structure, Function and Pathophysiology

Stephen G. Waxman, Jeffery D. Kocsis, and Peter K. Stys (eds)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195082937
eISBN:
9780199865802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

The axon, which is interposed between the cell body and the synaptic terminals in most neurons, plays a crucial role in connecting neurons and acting as a conduit for the transmission of information ... More


Voltage-gated ion channels in axons: Localization, function, and development

STEPHEN G. WAXMAN

in The Axon: Structure, Function and Pathophysiology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195082937
eISBN:
9780199865802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter discusses the molecular architecture of the cell membrane of mammalian axons. It focuses on the distribution and development of voltage-gated ion channels, their roles in axonal ... More


Clinical aspects of traumatic injury to central nervous system axons

MILAN R. DIMITRIJEVIC

in The Axon: Structure, Function and Pathophysiology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195082937
eISBN:
9780199865802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.003.0034
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter begins by describing the features of segmental reflex activities in patients with chronic and clinically complete spinal cord injury. It then presents evidence that some of those ... More


The oligodendrocyte, the perinodal astrocyte, and the central node of Ranvier

JOEL A. BLACK, HARALD SONTHEIMER, YOUNGSUK OH, and STEPHEN G. WAXMAN

in The Axon: Structure, Function and Pathophysiology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195082937
eISBN:
9780199865802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

The central role of Ranvier is a complex structure involves three cellular elements: the axon, the oligodendrocyte, and the perinodal astrocyte. This chapter examines the interaction of these three ... More


Clinical electrophysiology of peripheral nervous system axons

JUN KIMURA

in The Axon: Structure, Function and Pathophysiology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195082937
eISBN:
9780199865802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082937.003.0030
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter focuses on the assessment of axonal function in situ in peripheral nerves in humans. It describes current methods for clinical electrophysiological study of the peripheral nervous system ... More


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