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This moment version, is the recent, completely revised variation of the validated and well-respected authoritative textual content within the box. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology is speculation pushed and firmly according to various experiments played through specialists within the box. Seven new chapters (five new and completely rewritten) supplement and extend at the first version and are written in a manner that encourages scholars to invite questions. also, new, groundbreaking learn information on dendritic processing is gifted in a truly easy-to-understand structure. * A presentation that's speculation pushed and firmly in line with test * A concise yet intensive rationalization of molecular homes and services of excitable cells * Over four hundred two-colour illustrations * Appendices describing neurobiological ideas

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In the latter case, they are also called satellite cells. Glial cells, excluding microglia, have an ectodermal origin. Those of the central nervous system derive from the germinal neural epithelium (neural tube), while peripheral glia (Schwann cells) are derived from the neural crest. Microglia, in contrast, have a mesodermal origin. Glial cells have morphological as well as functional and metabolic characteristics that distinguish them from neurons: ■ They do not generate or conduct action potentials.

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Anterogradely transported vesicle populations isolated from squid axoplasm have been shown to both carry dynein. Kinesin, in contrast, is associated only with anterogradely moving organelles. Under control conditions, the anterograde vesicles move strictly in the plus-end direction, showing that plus-end kinesin motors override the activity of dynein motors. These findings suggest that the direction of transport could be regulated via the presence or absence of tightly bound kinesin motors on the vesicle.

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