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Advances in Vagal Afferent Neurobiology

ISBN 9780849321313
Published June 1, 2005 by CRC Press
556 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Taking a comprehensive approach in which all aspects of the vagal afferent system are considered, from the terminals in the visceral tissues to the neural pathways within the central nervous system, this extensive text reviews the development, neurochemistry, anatomy, biophysics, pharmacology, and physiology of the vagal afferent nerves. The authors present experimental techniques used to investigate the development, morphology, electrophysiology and reflex function of the vagal afferent nerves, and include state-of-the-art reviews of vagal afferent neurobiology by some of the world's leading experts in these fields.

Table of Contents

Development and Plasticity

The Embryology of Vagal Sensory Neurons, C.V. H. Baker

Vagal Afferent Neurons: Neurotrophic Factors and Epigenetic Influences, C.J. Helke

Vagal Sensory Ganglion Neurons

Voltage-Gated Ion Channels in Vagal Afferent Neurons, J.H. Schild, K.D. Alfrey, and B.Y. Li

Electrophysiological Studies of Target-Identified Vagal Afferent Cell Bodies, D. Weinreich

Vagal Sensory Nerve Terminals

Advances in Neural Tracing of Vagal Afferent Nerves andTerminals, T.L. Powley and R.J. Phillips

Mechanotransduction by Vagal Tension Receptors in the Upper Gut, S.J.H. Brookes, V.P. Zagorodnyuk, and M. Costa

Chemical Transduction in Vagal Afferent Nerve Endings, M.J. Carr

Connection in the CNS

Synaptic Transmission in the Nucleus Tractus Solitarius (NTS), A.C. Bonham and C.-Y. Chen

Nitroxergic Modulation in the NTS: Implications for Cardiovascular Function, J.F.R. Paton, J. Deuchars, S. Wang, and S. Kasparov

Monoaminergic Modulation in the Brainstem: Implication for Airway Function, M.A. Haxhiu, C.T. Moore, and P. Kc

Organ Specific Afferent Nerve

Bronchopulmonary Vagal Afferent Nerves, L.-Y. Lee and B.J. Undem

Vagal Afferents Innervating the Gastrointestinal Tract, M.J. Beyak and D. Grundy

Cardiac Vagal Afferent Nerves, H.D. Schultz

Vagal Reflexes and Sensation

Vagal Afferent Nerve Stimulated Reflexes in the GI Tract, J.N. Sengupta and R. Shaker

Reflexes Initiated by Activation of the Vagal Afferent Nerves Innervating the Airways and Lungs, B.J. Canning and S.B. Mazzone

Axon Reflex and Neurogenic Inflammation in Vagal Afferent Nerves, G. Piedimonte

Vagal Afferents and Visceral Pain, W. Jänig

Electrical Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve for the Treatment of Epilepsy, S.C. Schachter


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