Neurosteroids and Brain Function

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Ronald J. Bradley, Giovanni Biggio, Robert H. Purdy, R. Adron Harris, PhD, Peter Jenner
Academic Press, Oct 11, 2001 - Medical - 513 pages
International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 46 presents in-depth reviews on such ground-breaking topics as assembly and intracellular trafficking of GABA A receptors, D-1 dopamine receptors, and Alzheimer's disease. This series offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available and is a must for anyone in the field.

  • Includes a historical overview of neurosteroid research
  • Contains a chapter on neurosteroid biosynthesis and regulation
  • Presents current methods of neurosteroid measurement and analysis
  • Discusses neurosteroid function in both the normal and the pathological brain
  • Chapters address the function of neurosteroid in: Stress, Receptor plasticity and function, Learning and Memory, Alcohol use, Depression
 

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Contents

BEGINNING OF THE STORY
1
BIOSYNTHESIS OF NEUROSTEROIDS AND REGULATION OF THEIR SYNTHESIS
33
NEUROSTEROID 7HYDROXYLATION PRODUCTS IN THE BRAIN
79
NEUROSTEROID ANALYSIS
97
ROLE OF THE PERIPHERALTYPE BENZODIAZEPINE RECEPTOR IN ADRENAL AND BRAIN STEROIDOGENESIS
117
FORMATION AND EFFECTS OF NEUROACTIVE STEROIDS IN THE CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
145
NEUROSTEROID MODULATION OF RECOMBINANT AND SYNAPTIC GABAA RECEPTORS
177
GABAARECEPTOR PLASTICITY DURING LONGTERM EXPOSURE TO AND WITHDRAWAL FROM PROGESTERONE
207
NEUROSTEROIDS IN LEARNING AND MEMORY PROCESSES
273
NEUROSTEROIDS AND BEHAVIOR
321
ETHANOL AND NEUROSTEROID INTERACTIONS IN THE BRAIN
349
PRECLINICAL DEVELOPMENT OF NEUROSTEROIDS AS NEUROPROTECTIVE AGENTS FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEURODEGENERATI...
379
CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF CIRCULATING NEUROSTEROIDS
399
NEUROACTIVE STEROIDS AND CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS
421
NEUROACTIVE STEROIDS IN NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
461
CURRENT PERSPECTIVES ON THE ROLE OF NEUROSTEROIDS IN PMS AND DEPRESSION
479

STRESS AND NEUROACTIVE STEROIDS
243

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