Neuromuscular Junctions in Drosophila, Volume 43 (International Review of Neurobiology) (v. 43)

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9780121393700: Neuromuscular Junctions in Drosophila, Volume 43 (International Review of Neurobiology) (v. 43)

Neuromuscular Junctions in Drosophila gathers the main contributions that research using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has made in the area of synapse development, synapse physiology, and excitability of muscles and nerve cells. The chapters in this book represent a synthesis of major advances in our understanding of neuronal development and synaptic physiology, which have been obtained using the above approach.
This book is directed to the general neuroscience audience: researchers, instructors, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates who are interested in the mechanisms of synapse development and physiology. However, the book will also be a valuable resource for those that use the fruit fly as a model system in their laboratories.

Key Features
* Synthesizes the genetic approaches used to study synaptic development and function at the neuromuscular junction, using flies as a model system
* Covers major recent advances in muscle development, pathfinding, synapse maturation and plasticity, exo- and endocytosis, and ion channel function
* Written in clear language that is easily understandable to readers not already familiar with fruit fly research
* Includes numerous diagrams and extensive reference lists

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Praise for the Series "Invaluable reading for all biologists." ( Nature) "Should be on the shelf of any biomedical library." (Alvin Tesler, Northwestern Medical School, in Doody's)

"...this series is a significant contribution to a science that impinges on many fields." (The Quarterly Review of Biology)

"A valuable addition to any college library as current reference material for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professional scientists." (Choice) "Maintains the tradition and set-up of the previous volumes and certainly provides up-to-date data on varied aspects of cytology..." (The Nucleus)

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The Drosophila larval neuromuscular junction was first used for studies of neuromuscular development in the late 1980s. Our knowledge of synaptic development and function, obtained using this system, is now considered to be at the forefront of developmental research. Neuromuscular Junctions in Drosophila summarizes all areas of research using the fruit fly neuromuscular junction as a model system. It encompasses the most relevant areas of research that have profited from the study of this model organism, including pathfinding, muscle development, early synaptogenesis, synapse maturation, ion channel function, and vesicle exocytosis and recycling.
Neuromuscular Junctions in Drosophila is a collection of review articles written by leading researchers in the field. The contributors not only summarize their work with flies, but put their research in the context of the larger field of neuroscience. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and students directly involved with the use of Drosophila, as well as the general neuroscience community. It will also be useful for researchers involved in the mechanisms of synapse formation in the mammalian brain.
Key Features
* Synthesizes the genetic approaches used to study synaptic development and function at the neuromuscular junction, using flies as a model system
* Covers major recent advances in muscle development, pathfinding, synapse maturation and plasticity, exo- and endocytosis, and ion channel function
* Written in clear language that is easily understandable to readers not already familiar with fruit fly research
* Includes numerous diagrams and extensive reference lists

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