As a volume in the series CNS Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators, this text is destined to become a definitive reference. Well-known international authors have contributed up-to-date reviews covering a wide-range of interdisciplinary aspects of neuroactive steroid function. Specifically, this volume includes chapters dealing with the expression and properties of steroid receptors in the central nervous system (CNS); steroid interactions with amino acids, amines, and growth factors; electrophysiology; hypothalamic and feeding control; and the extremely topical issue of steroid influences on sexual differentiation of the brain.
Neuroactive Steroids is an indispensable reference work for any researcher involved with steroids in the CNS, particularly in the areas of physiology, anatomy, neuropharmacology, neurochemistry, psychiatry, and molecular biology. In addition, it provides the perfect one-stop introduction for students.
Table of Contents
Expression and Properties of Corticosteroid Receptors in the CNS, J.R. Seckl
Steroids as Modulators of Amino Acid Receptor Function, D.H. Farb and T.T. Gibbs
Regulation of Serotonergic Function in the CNS by Steroid Hormones and Stress, C.R. McKittrick and B.S. McEwen
Modulation of Ion Channel Function by Steroids, H. Karst and M. Joëls
Electrophysiological Studies of Steroid Action in the CNS, B. Dubrovsky, A. Yoo, and J. Harris
Estrogen Effects on Neuronal Ultrastructure and Synaptic Plasticity, L. Leedon, L.M. Garcia-Segura, and F. Naftalin
Modulation of Neurotrophins and their Receptors by Adrenal Steroids, G. Barbany
Sexual Dimorphism in the CNS and the Role of Steroids, A. Guillamon and S. Segovia
Gonadal Hormones and the Sexual Differentiation of the Nervous System: Mechanisms and Interactions, A.P. Payne
Steroid Control of Hypothalamic Function in Reproduction, V.B. Mahesh and D.W. Brann
CNS Steroids and the Control of Feeding, P.C. Butera