Stress - From Molecules to Behavior: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Neurobiology of Stress Responses
December 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
On the Role of Stress in Evolution (Hadany)
Catecholamines and Stress (Sabban)
Stress and the Cholinergic System: (De Biasi)
CELLS AND CIRCUITS
Effects of Stress on the Function of Hippocampal Cells (Joels, Karst)
Stress and Adult Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Central Nervous System (Kirby, Kaufer)
Individual differences in Reactivity to Social Stress in the Laboratory and its Mediation by Common genetic polymorphisms (Shalev, Lerer, Israel, Uzefovsky, Gritsenko, Mankuta, Kait, Ebstein)
COGNITION AND BEHAVIOUR
Corticosteroid Hormones in Stress and Anxiety;
Role of Receptor Variants and Environmental Inputs (de Rijk, Kitraki, de Kloet)
Corticotropin-Releasing Factor (CRF) and CRF-Related Peptides- a Linkage Between Stress and Anxiety (Thomas Blank, Joachim Spiess)
Stress, Emotion, and Memory: The Good, the Bad, and the Intriguing (Marin, Schramek, Maheu, Lupien)
Contribution of Early Life Stress to Anxiety Disorder (Weinstock)
Stress Effects on Immunity in vertebrates and Invertebrates (Shapira)
Immunity to Self Maintains Resistance to Mental Stress;
Boosting Immunity as a complement to Psychological Therapy (Lewitus, Schwartz-Stav, Schwartz)
Brain Interleukin-1 (IL-1) Mediates Stress-Induced Alterations in HPA Activation, Memory Functioning and Neural Plasticity (Goshen, Yirmiya)
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Post-Traumatic Stress disorder in Animal Models (Cohen, Kozlovsky, Richter-Levin, Zohar)
The Cholinergic Model for PTSD: From Acute Stress to PTSD, From Neuron to Network and Behavior: (Friedman, Pavlovsky)
VULNERABILITY TO DISEASE
Stress and Neurodegeneration: Adding Insult to Injury? (Berson, Hanan, Soreq)
Stress and Neurotransmission: Clinical Evidence and Therapeutic Implications (Shalev, Cohen)
Metabolic Components of Neuroendocrine Allostatic Responses: Implications in Life-Style Related Diseases (Berg, Pedersen)
Environmental Stress is not Always Vicious: A Lesson from Heat Acclimation-Mediated Neuroprotection after Traumatic Brain Injury (Horowitz and Shohami)
Daniela Kaufer earned a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed post-doctoral training at Stanford University. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkley, and associated with the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, and the Berkeley Stem Cell Center. Current research in her lab focuses on hormonal regulation of adult hippocampal neurogenesis, and the regulation of gene expression and RNA processing (i.e., transcription regulation, RNA splicing and micro RNA) under stress, blood brain barrier injury and neurological insults. In her work Dr. Kaufer combines genomics, cellular and molecular imaging techniques, with physiological and behavioral tools.
Alon Friedman graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in 1992 after completing its MD-PhD program. He leads the laboratory for neurophysiology and experimental neurosurgery in Ben-Gurion University and Soroka University Medical Center. His research focuses on the pathophysiology of brain disorders, specifically on the effects of stress on the function of the neurovascular unit and the role of the blood-brain barrier in the pathophysiology of brain disorders. In his work Dr. Friedman combines clinical and basic research using molecular, imaging and neurophysiological approaches in both human patients and animal models.
Stress is one of the most frequently used ‘buzz words’ across Western societies with an array of meanings ranging from scientifically defined experimental conditions for laboratory animals to a casual word for a nuisance. In humans, stress is mostly used as a term for psychological hardship and it causes a variety of conditions with, psychological, medical and sociological implications.
There have been many studies on the behaviour and physiological effects of stress, but now, for the first time, Professors Hermona Soreq, Alon Friedman and Daniela Kaufer provide in their new title ‘Stress – From Molecules to Behavior’ a comprehensive overview of the molecular basis of stress from a neurolobiological and immunological perspective.
Stress – From Molecules to Behavior explores the responses and changes of the nervous system upon stress exposure, providing a unique and fundamental insight into the molecular, physiological and behavioural basis of the stress response of a whole organism.
“It is well known that stress response may induce profound behavioural changes as well as physiological changes in the nervous and the immune system,” said Editor Professor Hermona Soreq from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. “Unfavourable consequences of stress response are a common health problem in many societies, but studying the underlying molecular mechanisms driving stress induced changes opens the possibility of more targeted therapeutic approaches.”
Stress – From Molecules to Behavior takes a strong interdisciplinary approach, dealing with stress from a neurological, medical, behavioural, immunological and cellular angle. This approach provides an insight into the molecular alterations of the nervous system in response to stress, the molecular basis of stress related cognition and behavioural changes, and explores the interplay between the nervous and the immune system upon stress exposure.
Key sections of the title deal with neurotransmitter release, hormone metabolism and neurogenesis in response to stress stimuli, as well as the consequences of these factors on the immune system and the consequential behaviour of individuals.
Edited by leading experts in the field and summarising the latest research advances across the disciplines, this ready reference is an invaluable resource for clinicians dealing with stress-related disorders, neurologists, biomedical researchers, medical students and biomedical researchers working in the field as well as for pharmacology and biotech companies
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