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This monograph, written by experts in the field, is devoted to the molecular analysis of addiction pathways in the brain. It provides an intensive overview of the fundamentals, state?of?the?art advances, and major gaps in the cell and molecular biolo … weiterlesen


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Titel: Cell Biology of Addiction

ISBN: 0879697539
EAN: 9780879697532
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Bertha K. Madras, Christine M. Colvis, Jonathan D. Pollock

April 2006 - gebunden - 465 Seiten


This monograph, written by experts in the field, is devoted to the molecular analysis of addiction pathways in the brain. It provides an intensive overview of the fundamentals, state?of?the?art advances, and major gaps in the cell and molecular biology of drug addiction within the broader context of neuroscience. Addiction research is a branch of neuroscience and psychology. The emphasis in this book is on hard science and the market for it will be found among research investigators and grad students within the field of neuroscience. The research presented is not only applicable to the study of drug abuse and addiction, but has clear implications for clarifying mechanisms of learning and memory, neuroadaptation, perception, volitional behavior, motivation, reward, and other disciplines of neuroscience.


1. Introduction (B.K. Madras) PART 1: GENETICS 2. Addiction Genetics and Genomics (G.R.Uhl) 3. Catechol-O-methyltransferase Genotype, Intermediate Phenotype, and Psychiatric Disorders (K. Xu and D. Goldman) 4. Identifying Genes Affecting Addiction Risk in Animal Models (J.C. Crabbe) 5. Endorphins, Gene Polymorphisms, Stress Responsivity, and Special Addictions: Selected Topics (M.J. Kreek) 6. Imaging the Addicted Brain (N.D. Volkow, G.-J. Wang, J.S. Fowler, and R.Z. Goldstein) 7. Neurotoxin Effects of Drug of Abuse: Imaging and Mechanisms (D.F. Wong) PART 2: DEVELOPMENT AND DRUG ABUSE 8. Development of Midbrain Dopaminergic Pathways (M. Cooper and R. Zhou) PART 3: CELL BIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY 9. Transporter Structure and Function (G. Rudnick) 10. Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors and Nicotine Dependence (A.R. Tapper, R. Nashmi, and H.A. Lester) 11. Opioids as a Model for Cell Biological Studies of Addictive Drug Action (M. von Zastrow and C.J. Evans) 12. Receptor-receptor Interactions Modulate Opioid Receptor Function (I. Gomes and L.A. Devi) 13. The Endocannabinoid System: From Cell Biology to Therapy (D. Piomelli) 14. Cocaine Neurobiology: From Targets to Treatment (B.K. Madras and Z. Lin) 15. The Oligomerization of G-protein-coupled Receptors (M.M.C. Kong, B.F. O'Dowd, and S.R. George) 16. The Critical Role of Adenosine A2a Receptors and Gi b3; Subunits in Alcoholism and Addiction: From Cell Biology to Behavior (I. Diamond and L. Yao) 17. Neurotransmitter Transporters: Mechanisms and Function (R. Edwards) PART 4: SYNAPTIC PLASTICITY AND ADDICTION 18. Synaptic Vesicle Trafficking and Drug Addiction in Synapsin Triple Knockout Mice (D. Gitler, J. Feng, Y. Takagishi, V.M. Pogorelov, R.M. Rodriguiz, B.J. Venton, P.E.M. Phillips, Y. Ren, H.-T. Kao, M. Wightman, P. Greengard, W.C. Wetsel, and G.J. Augustine) 19. Synaptic Plasticity in the Mesolimbic Dopamine System and Addiction (D. Saal and R.C. Malenka) 20. Long-term Memory Storage in Aplysia (J.H. Schwartz) 21. Molecular Mechanisms of Drug Addiction (E.J. Nestler) PART 5: SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF DRUG ABUSE 22. Dynamic Analyses of Neural Representations Using the State-space Modeling Paradigm (E.N. Brown and R. Barbieri) 23. Quantitative Functional Genomics and Proteomics of Drug Abuse (W.M. Freeman and K.E. Vrana) Index


Cell Biology of Addiction, a groundbreaking and comprehensive book, describes exquisite and rigorous scientific inquiry into the molecular and cellular underpinnings of addiction, examining, as Bertha K. Madras states in the introduction, 'genetic influences, biological targets of drugs, neurotoxicity, and the signaling pathways that trigger neuroadaptive processes to drive or contribute to compulsive and uncontrollable drug use, withdrawal, craving, and relapse.' The chapters are based on a course designed by leaders in the field to teach this subject at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to the next generation of neuroscientists, who now have the opportunity to unravel the powerful forces that propel the addicted patient and consequently overwhelm today's society in so many ways... Readers of this exciting book will find it satisfying on two levels-the scientific and the symbolic. Scientifically, it is indeed gratifying that so much of what we have learned about the functioning of the brain has been derived from attempts to elucidate the mechanistic underpinnings of addiction. And symbolically, we have reason for optimism because of the many basic neuroscientists who are devoting themselves to the challenge of understanding a disorder that affects so many. The New England Journal of Medicine This book has evolved from a course presented at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory over the period 2001-2005. It claims to provide readers with an intensive overview of the fundamentals, state-of-the-art advances and major gaps in the cell and molecular biology of drug addiction within the broader context of neuroscience. Overall, it fulfills these claims. To summarise, this book provides a very good overview for PhD students and those just entering the field. The established expert will also glean useful information, given the diversity of topics covered which are generally presented in a highly readable fashion. British Neuroscience Association Bulletin

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