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Developing Brain Behaviour

Certain long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) are thought to be essential components of the nutrition of infants, including those prematurely born, in the sense that they cannot be synthesises by the immature organism and must therefore be supplied in the diet. Breast milk contains these substances, but many manufactured infant formulae do not. An absence of dietary LCPUFAs has been thought to affect the development of the brain and retina, possibly leading to abnormalties in cognitive and visual function. Considerable multidisciplinary research has been carried out to investigate this proposition. Diets free from LCPUFAs have been compared with supplemented formulae, or with breast milk. The conclusions from this research were critically examined by a group of leading paediatricians, nutritionists, experts in visual science and developmental behavioural scientists at a ‘Dobbing Workshop’ held in the United States in late February, 1997. Each of the Chapters was precirculated to the whole group, commented on before the Workshop, and then exhaustively discussed. The Chapters and Commentaries which are published here have therefore undergone a more extensive peer-review process than is usually the case.

Developing Brain Behaviour

International Review of Cytology

International Review of Cytology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology both plant and animal. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research. This volume features articles on Molecular mechanism of liver development and regeneration; Molecular basis of vertebrate endoderm development; YidC as an essential and multifunctional component in membrane protein assembly; Mitotic spindle dynamics in Drosophila; and Neurogenesis in the Fish Retina.

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International Review of Neurobiology

Published since 1959, International Review of Neurobiology is a well-known series appealing to neuroscientists, clinicians, psychologists, physiologists, and pharmacologists. Led by an internationally renowned editorial board, this important serial publishes both eclectic volumes made up of timely reviews and thematic volumes that focus on recent progress in a specific area of neurobiology research. This volume is a collection of chapters covering recent advances in the field of neurobiology. Chapters address anesthetic binding sites on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, NMDA receptor signal regulation, alcohol self-administration in rodents, and dopamine receptor mutations in mice. Published since 1959, International Review of Neurobiology is a well-known series appealing to neuroscientists, clinicians, psychologists, physiologists, and pharmacologists. Led by an internationally renowned editorial board, this important serial publishes both eclectic volumes made up of timely reviews and thematic volumes that focus on recent progress in a specific area of neurobiology research. This volume is a collection of chapters covering recent advances in the field of neurobiology. Chapters address anesthetic binding sites on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, NMDA receptor signal regulation, alcohol self-administration in rodents, and dopamine receptor mutations in mice.

International Review of Neurobiology

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International Review of Cytology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biologyboth plant and animal. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic interactions, control of cell development and differentiation, and cell transformation and growth. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research. Key Features * Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field * Provides up-to-date information and directions for future research * Valuable reference material for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and professional scientists

International Review of Cytology

International Review of Cytology

International Review of Cytology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology both plant and animal. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research. Articles in this volume address new insights into fatty acid modulation of pancreatic beta cell function; drosophila RNA binding proteins; plasticity of pelvic autonomic ganglia and urogenital innervation; vomeronasal vs. olifactory epithelium: cellular basis for human vomeronasal perception; and tight junctions.

International Review of Cytology

International Review of Cytology

International Review of Cytology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology, both plant and animal. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic interactions, control of cell development and differentiation, and cell transformation and growth. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research. This volume contains the following articles: Interpretations of Mutants in Leaf Morphology; Regulation of Nuclear Import and Export by the GTPase RAN; The Role of Growth Factors in Tooth Development; Actin Dynamics in Platelets; Photoreceptor Renewal; and Specification of Developmental Fates in Ascidian Embryos. *Interpretation of Mutants in Leaf Morphology: Genetic Evidence for a Compensatory System in Leaf Morphogenesis *Regulation of Nuclear Import and Export by the GTPase Ran *The Role of Growth Factors in Tooth Development *Actin Dynamics in Platelets *Photoreceptor Renewal:A Role for Perepherin/rds *Specification of Developmental Fates in Ascidian Embryos: Maternal Determinants and Signaling Molecules

International Review of Cytology

International Review of Cytology

International Review of Cytology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biologyboth plant and animal. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic interactions, control of cell development and differentiation, and cell transformation and growth. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research. Key Features * Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field * Provides up-to-date information and directions for future research * Valuable reference material for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and professional scientists

International Review of Cytology

International Review of Cytology

International Review of Cytology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology-both plant and animal. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic interactions, control of cell development and differentiation, and cell transformation and growth. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field Provides up-to-date information and directions for future research Valuable reference material for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and professional scientists

International Review of Cytology

International Review of Cytology

International Review of Cytology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology-both plant and animal. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic interactions, control of cell development and differentiation, and cell transformation and growth. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research. Cell Biology of Aluminum Toxicity and Tolerance in Higher Plants Gonadal Development in Mammals at the Cellular and Molecular Levels The Chlorella Hexose/H + -Symporters Mechanisms of Early Neural Crest Development: From Cell Specification to Migration Regulation and Expression of Metazoan Unconventional Myosins

International Review of Cytology

International Review of Cytology

International Review of Cytology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biology-both plant and animal. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic interactions, control of cell development and differentiation, and cell transformation and growth. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future research. Key Features * Effects of High Hydrostatic Pressures on Living Cells: A Consequence of the Properties of Macromolecules and Macromolecule-Associated Water * Ca 2+ in Membrane Excitation and Cell Motility in Characean Cells as a Model System * Calcium in Ciliated Protozoa: Sources, Regulation, and Calcium-Regulated Cell Functions * Mitogen-Activated Protein (MAP) Kinase Pathways in Plants: Versatile Signaling Tools

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