Elements of molecular neurobiology

Christopher U.M. Smith

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This edition of the popular text incorporates recent advances in neurobiology enabled by modern molecular biology techniques. Understanding how the brain works from a molecular level allows research to better understand behaviours, cognition, and neuropathologies. Since the appearance six years ago of the second edition, much more has been learned about the molecular biology of development and its relations with early evolution. This "evodevo" (as it has come to be known) framework also has a great deal of bearing on our understanding of neuropathologies as dysfunction of early onset genes can cause neurodegeneration in later life. Advances in our understanding of the genomes and proteomes of a number of organisms also greatly influence our understanding of neurobiology. This book will be of particular interest to biomedical undergraduates undertaking a neuroscience unit, neuroscience postgraduates, physiologists, pharmacologists. It is also a useful basic reference for university libraries.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationChichester
Number of pages630
ISBN (Print)978-0-471-56038-8
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002


  • neurobiology
  • modern molecular biology techniques
  • brain
  • behaviours
  • cognition
  • neuropathologies
  • molecular biology
  • dysfunction
  • early onset genes
  • neurodegeneration
  • genomes
  • proteomes


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