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Edited By: Peter Jenner and Henrique von Gersdorff

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 159/252 (Neurosciences)

Online ISSN: 1098-2396

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Masahiko Odo, Keito Koh, Tomohiko Takada, Akira Yamashita, Michiko Narita, Naoko Kuzumaki, Daigo Ikegami, Hiroyasu Sakai, Masako Iseki, Eiichi Inada and Minoru Narita

Astrocytic activation in the anterior cingulate cortex is critical for sleep disorder under neuropathic pain
Akira Yamashita, Asami Hamada, Yuki Suhara, Rui Kawabe, Makoto Yanase, Naoko Kuzumaki, Michiko Narita, Ryosuke Matsui, Hideyuki Okano and Minoru Narita

Chronic administration of nicotine enhances NMDA-activated currents in the prefrontal cortex and core part of the nucleus accumbens of rats
Tania Ávila-Ruiz, Vladimir Carranza, López-López Gustavo, Daniel I. Limón, Isabel Martínez, Gonzalo Flores and Jorge Flores-Hernández

Phencyclidine rapidly decreases neuronal mRNA of brain-derived neurotrophic factor
Yusuke Katanuma, Tadahiro Numakawa, Naoki Adachi, Noriko Yamamoto, Yoshiko Ooshima, Odaka Haruki, Inoue Takafumi and Hiroshi Kunugi

Neonatal exposure to MK-801 reduces mRNA expression of mGlu3 receptors in the medial prefrontal cortex of adolescent rats
Takashi Uehara, Tomiki Sumiyoshi, Dan Rujescu, Just Genius, Tadasu Matsuoka, Ichiro Takasaki, Hiroko Itoh and Masayoshi Kurachi

Correlation between the effects of local and intracerebroventricular infusions of galanin on 5-HT release studied by microdialysis, and distribution of galanin and galanin receptors in prefrontal cortex, ventral hippocampus, amygdala, hypothalamus, and striatum of awake rats
Shimako Yoshitake, Eugenia Kuteeva, Tomas Hökfelt, Françoise Mennicken, Elvar Theodorsson, Masatoshi Yamaguchi, Jan Kehr and Takashi Yoshitake


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The Super-Resolution Revolution in Neuroscience: A focused issue on the impact and implementation of super-resolution microscopy techniques (e.g. PALM, STED, STORM, quantum dot imaging, EM tomography,...) in recent neuroscience research

The Precise Preservation of Spike Timing in Auditory Pathways: A focused issue on the synaptic and cellular specializations that allow auditory circuits to compute time differences with submillisecond accuracy

Lipids and Synaptic Vesicle Recycling at Active Zones: A focused issue on the role of specialized membrane lipids in synaptic vesicle exocytosis and endocytosis at active zones.

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Peter Jenner

Editor Peter Jenner

Peter Jenner is Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at King’s College in London. He is a specialist in neurological and psychiatric diseases and in particular, the biochemistry and pharmacology of their underlying causes and treatments through the use of in vitro experimentation and in vivo modelling. Peter has a passion for translational research and possesses expertise in the major neurotransmitter networks in brain and the relationship to drug action, drug addiction and to imaging of receptor systems.

Henrique von Gersdorff

Editor Henrique von Gersdorff

Henrique von Gersdorff earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Stony Brook University in New York. He held postdoctoral fellowships at Stony Brook University and the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Department of Membrane Biophysics, Göttingen). He is a senior scientist at the Vollum Institute in Oregon Health and Sciences University (Portland, Oregon). He also holds a faculty appointment in the Cell and Developmental Biology department of OHSU. His major research interests are in synaptic physiology, short-term and long-term plasticity, sensory biophysics, ion channel modulation, and calcium dynamics in nerve terminals.