HST.131 | Fall 2005 | Graduate

Introduction to Neuroscience



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Emsley, J. G., B. D. Mitchell, G. Kempermann, and J. D. Macklis. “Adult neurogenesis and repair of the adult CNS with neural progenitors, precursors, and stem cells.” Prog Neurobiol 75, no. 5 (April 2005): 321-41.

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Hensch, T. K. “Critical period regulation.” Annu Rev Neurosci, no. 27 (2004): 549-79.

Hyman, S. E., and R. C. Malenka. “Addiction and the brain: the neurobiology of compulsion and its persistence.” Nat Rev Neurosci 2, no. 10 (October 2001): 695-703.

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Arlotta, P., B. J. Molyneaux, J. Chen, J. Inoue, R. Kominami, and J. D. Macklis. “Neuronal subtype-specific genes that control corticospinal motor neuron development in vivo.” Neuron 45, no. 2 (January 20, 2005): 207-21.

Basch, M. L., M. I. Garcia-Castro, and M. Bronner-Fraser. “Molecular mechanisms of neural crest induction.” Birth Defects Res C Embryo Today 72, no. 2 (June 2004): 109-23.

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Clark, G. D. “The classification of cortical dysplasias through molecular genetics.” Brain Dev 26, no. 6 (September 2004): 351-62.

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Dent, E. W., and F. B. Gertler. “Cytoskeletal dynamics and transport in growth cone motility and axon guidance.” Neuron 40, no. 2 (October 9, 2003): 209-27.

Farlie, P. G., S. J. McKeown, and D. F. Newgreen. “The neural crest: basic biology and clinical relationships in the craniofacial and enteric nervous systems.” Birth Defects Res C Embryo Today 72, no. 2 (June 2004): 173-89.

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Magavi, S. S., B. R. Leavitt, and J. D. Macklis. “Induction of neurogenesis in the neocortex of adult mice.” Nature 405, no. 6789 (June 22, 2000): 951-5.

Molyneaux, B. J., P. Arlotta, T. Hirata, M. Hibi, and J. D. Macklis. “Fezl is required for the birth and specification of corticospinal motor neurons.” Neuron 47, no. 6 (September 15, 2005): 817-31.

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Porter, B. E., and G. Tennekoon. “Myelin and disorders that affect the formation and maintenance of this sheath.” Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 6, no. 1 (2000): 47-58.

Schwarz, Thomas L. “Release of Neurotransmitters.” Chapter 8 in Fundamental Neuroscience, edited by Larry R. Squire, Floyd E. Bloom, Susan K. McConnell, James L. Roberts, Nicholas C. Spitzer, and Michael J. Zigmond. 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780126603033 .

Stern, C. D. “Neural induction: old problem, new findings, yet more questions.” Development 132, no. 9 (May 2005): 2007-21.

Yu, T. W., and C. I. Bargmann. “Dynamic regulation of axon guidance.” Nat Neurosci 4 (November 2001): 1169-76. (Supplementary)

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