Molecular Pathology of Nerve and Muscle

Noxious Agents and Genetic Lesions

  • Antony D. Kidman
  • John K. Tomkins
  • Carol A. Morris
  • Neil A. Cooper

Part of the Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience book series (ECN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Experimental Neurobiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter S. Spencer, Richard G. Pellegrino, Stephen M. Ross, Michael J. Politis, Mohammad I. Sabri
      Pages 3-19
    3. John A. P. Rostas, Fritz H. Güldner, Peter R. Dunkley
      Pages 67-79
    4. I. M. Roberts, C. C. A. Bernard
      Pages 81-98
    5. Rex D. Simmons, Claude C. A. Bernard, Patrick R. Carnegie
      Pages 99-111
    6. R. W. Ziegenbein, R. A. Westerman, R. Silberstein, H. Kranz, J. Cassell, D. I. Finkelstein et al.
      Pages 119-134
    7. R. A. Westerman, D. I. Finkelstein, D. Sriratana
      Pages 135-149
    8. S. Allpress, M. Pollock, H. Nukada
      Pages 151-161
  3. Toxic Models of Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. John W. Griffin, Juan C. Troncoso, Irma M. Parhad, Donald L. Price
      Pages 165-183
    3. A. D. Kidman, A. Gow, R. T. Johanson, N. A. Cooper, C. A. Morris
      Pages 185-194
    4. Graham A. R. Johnston
      Pages 195-202
  4. Behavioral Neurology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. G. Singer, W. Fibiger
      Pages 219-235
    3. Robert Spillane
      Pages 237-249
    4. A. M. Williamson
      Pages 283-296
    5. Peter R. Dunkley, Jill Cockburn, Peter A. Power, Maurice G. King
      Pages 297-312
  5. Neuromuscular Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. D. J. Millward, P. C. Bates, J. G. Brown, D. Halliday, B. Odedra, P. W. Emery et al.
      Pages 315-342
    3. Peter M. Stewart, Mackenzie Walser, Daniel G. Sapir, Daniel B. Drachman
      Pages 343-354
    4. L. Austin, H. Arthur, R. Iannello, P. L. Jeffrey
      Pages 385-397
    5. Peter L. Jeffrey, John A. P. Rostas, Wing Nang Leung
      Pages 399-412
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 413-416

About this book


The third Symposium of the Foundation for Life Sciences was held in February 1983 at the Newport Inn Conference Centre in Sydney. It was direced towards an understanding of the molecular neuropathology of muscle and nerve under a wide variety of conditions that may be induced by external agents or genetic lesions. The first session on experimental neurology explored the processes involved in maintenance of nerve and muscle function. This included many papers on myelination, studies on immune reactions affecting nerves, on synapses, and on neuronal development. This section was expanded to explore the control of muscle function in nerves, including a discussion on cross reinnervation. Toxic models of disease in the nervous system were then discussed, including pathological states induced by physical agents such as kainic acid, diphtheria toxin, and IDPN. A new dimension was added to the Symposium when for the first time psychologists participated and contributed to the session on external stressors and their effects on behavior. Heavy metals, herbicides, repetitive work, anxiety, and their effects on behavior and health were all represented. The discussion in this session attracted much interest from the participants, particularly the basic scientists.


Nervous System behavior molecular pathology muscle neurology neuropathology

Editors and affiliations

  • Antony D. Kidman
    • 1
  • John K. Tomkins
    • 1
  • Carol A. Morris
    • 1
  • Neil A. Cooper
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurobiology UnitThe NSW Institute of TechnologyGore HillAustralia

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