CNS Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators: Neuroactive Steroids, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

CNS Neurotransmitters and Neuromodulators

Neuroactive Steroids, 1st Edition

By Trevor W. Stone

CRC Press

256 pages

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Hardback: 9780849376337
pub: 1996-03-27
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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience