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Editors: Marcos G. Frank, Dept. of Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Univ. of Pennyslvania, PA)
Book Description:
The mystery of sleep has fascinated scientists for decades, yet despite great advances on several fronts, basic questions about sleep remain unanswered. What neural or somatic mechanisms govern the normal alternation between sleep and wakefulness? What genes control the quality and quantity of sleep? Do all animals sleep and if so, do similar biological mechanisms govern sleep in different animal species? And, perhaps most critically, what are the functions of sleep? In this book, leading scientists explore these fascinating questions by presenting their latest findings spanning a) neurological structures and genes underlying sleep expression b) interactions between sleep and the immune system c) the evolution of sleep in invertebrate species and d) the role of sleep in neurogenesis, macro-molecule synthesis and brain plasticity in both developing and adult animals.

Table of Contents:
Foreword, pp. 1-2
(Marcos G. Frank, University of Pennyslvania, PA)

2. Regulation of nonREM Sleep: Interactions Among Sleep-active Neurons in the Preoptic Hypothalamus
(Irma Gvilia and Ronald Szymusiak, University of California, LA; Research Service, V.A. Greater Los Angles Healthcare System), pp. 3-14

3. Sleep and Immune Function
(Mark R. Opp, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and Francesca Baracchi, University of Michigan. MI), pp. 15-40

4. Genetic Approaches to the Problem of Sleep
(Alice M. Gregory, Goldsmiths, University of London and Paul Franken, Center for Integrative Genomic, University of Lausanne) , pp. 41-62

5. Genetics of Sleep in Drosophila Melanogaster
(Jeffery M. Donlea, Laurent Seugnet and Paul Shaw, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, MO), pp. 63-74

6. Studies of Behavioral Quiescence in the Nematode Caenorhabditis Elegans
(David M. Raizen, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,
Philadelphia PA) , pp. 75-88

7. Sleep and Wakefulness at the Molecular Level: Identifying the Function of Sleep
(Mirek Mackiewicz, John E. Zimmerman and Allan I. Pack, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA), pp. 89-102

8. Effects of Sleep on Adult Neurogenesis: A Model of Brain Plasticity
(Dennis McGinty, Ruben Guzman-Marin and Natalia Suntsova, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Department of Psychology, UCLA), pp. 103-122

9. Sleep and Synaptic Homeostasis
(Chiara Cirelli and Giulio Tononi, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI), pp. 123-140

10. Sleep is for Uunfinished Business: Growing Evidence that Sleep is Important for Learning and Memory
(Gina R. Poe, Victoria Booth, Theresa E. Bjorness, Brett T. Rile, University of Michigan, MI), pp. 141-176

11. The Ontogenetic Hypothesis of Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Function Revisited
(James P. Shaffery and Howard Roffwarg, University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine, MI), pp. 177-216

Index, pp. 217

   Series:
      Neuroscience Research Progress
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009, 3rd quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 236pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-508-4
   Status: AV
  
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