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Neuronal cell death

Julie Agapite and Hermann Steller

in Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195111668
eISBN:
9780199865833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111668.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

This chapter focuses on recent progress in identifying genes that are directly involved in the control and execution of apoptosis. Topics covered include properties of the apoptotic program, control ... More


Neurotrophic factors and their receptors: Roles in neuronal development and function

Louis F. Reichardt and Fariñas Isabel

in Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195111668
eISBN:
9780199865833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111668.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

Neurotrophic factors are important regulators of the development and maintenance of vertebrate nervous system. During the development of the nervous system, neuronal populations undergo a process of ... More


Neurotrophic factors responsible for neuronal survival

Motoy Kuno

in The Synapse: Function, Plasticity, and Neurotrophism

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198546870
eISBN:
9780191724350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198546870.003.0144
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

As Gutmann (1976) predicted, the analysis of neurotrophic mechanisms is easier if the nature of the trophic factor is known. Fortunately, several neurotrophic factors have been now identifed. This ... More


Alzheimer’s Disease—is it Caused by Cerebrovascular Dysfunction?

Christian Humpel

in Neurovascular Medicine: Pursuing Cellular Longevity for Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326697
eISBN:
9780199864874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326697.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive chronic disorder characterized by β-amyloid plaques, tau pathology, cell death of cholinergic neurons, and inflammatory responses. The reasons for this ... More


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