In vitro neurotoxicology : methods and protocols / edited by Lucio G. Costa, Gennaro Giordano, Marina Guizzetti.

Contributor(s): Costa, Lucio G, 1954- | Giordano, Gennaro | Guizzetti, Marina
Material type: TextTextSeries: Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.): v. 758.; Springer protocols (Series): Publisher: New York : Humana, 2011Description: 1 online resource (xii, 444 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781617791703; 1617791709; 9781617791697; 1617791695Subject(s): Neurotoxicology -- Laboratory manuals | Toxicity testing -- In vitro -- Laboratory manuals | Neurotoxins -- toxicity | Toxicity Tests -- methods | Neurotoxicology | Toxicity testing -- In vitro | biomedische wetenschappen | biomedicine | neurotoxiciteit | neurotoxicity | Human Pathology | Neurophysiology | Humane pathologie | NeurofysiologieGenre/Form: Laboratory Manual. | Electronic books. | Laboratory manuals. Additional physical formats: Print version:: In vitro neurotoxicology.DDC classification: 616.8 LOC classification: RC347.5 | .I5 2011ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
In vitro neurotoxicology : an introduction / Lucio G. Costa, Gennaro Giordano, and Marina Guizzetti -- Primary neurons in culture and neuronal cell lines for in vitro neurotoxicological studies / Gennaro Giordano and Lucio G. Costa -- Determination of metal interactions with the chaperone Hspa5 in human astrocytoma cells and rat astrocyte primary cultures / Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni [and others] -- Microglia cell culture: a primer for the novice / Anke Witting and Thomas Möller -- Neural stem cells for developmental neurotoxicity studies / Roshan Tofighi [and others] -- Preparation, maintenance, and use of serum-free aggregating brain cell cultures / Paul Honegger [and others] -- Neurospheres as a model for developmental neurotoxicity testing / Ellen Fritsche, Kathrin Gassmann, and Timm Schreiber -- Acute hippocampal slice preparation and hippocampal slice Cultures / Pamela J. Lein, Christopher D. Barnhart, and Isaac N. Pessah -- Glia-neuron sandwich cocultures : an in vitro approach to evaluate cell-to-cell communication in neuroinflammation and neurotoxicity / Mariaserena Boraso and Barbara Viviani -- In vitro models to study the blood brain barrier / Hilary Vernon, Katherine Clark, and Joseph P. Bressler -- Measurements of cell death in neuronal and glial cells / Gennaro Giordano [and others] -- Measurements of neuronal apoptosis / Gennaro Giordano and Lucio G. Costa -- Measurement of isoprostanes as markers of oxidative stress / Dejan Milatovic, Thomas J. Montine, and Michael Aschner -- Assessment of glutathione homeostasis / Gennaro Giordano, Collin C. White, and Lucio G. Costa -- Assessing neuronal bioenergetic status / Stephanie L.H. Zeiger, Jeannette N. Stankowski, and BethAnn McLaughlin -- Fluorescent assessment of intracellular calcium in individual cells / David P. Cox, Collin C. White, and Terrance J. Kavanagh -- Homeostatic regulation of glutamate neurotransmission in primary neuronal cultures / Victor Briz and Cristina Suñol -- Detection of nitric oxide formation in primary neural cells and tissues / Ronald B. Tjalkens, David L. Carbone, and Guoyao Wu -- JNK3-mediated apoptotic cell death in primary dopaminergic neurons / Won-Seok Choi, Heather M. Klintworth, and Zhengui Xia -- Measurement of proteasomal dysfunction in cell models of dopaminergic degeneration / Faneng Sun, Anumantha G. Kanthasamy, and Arthi Kanthasamy -- Cell signaling and neurotoxicity : protein kinase C in vitro and in vivo / Prasada Rao S. Kodavanti -- Cell signaling and neurotoxicity : ³H-arachidonic acid release (phospholipase A₂) in cerebellar granule neurons / Prasada Rao S. Kodavanti -- Quantitative assessment of neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells / Joshua A. Harrill and William R. Mundy -- Measurements of astrocyte proliferation / Marina Guizzetti, Terrance J. Kavanagh, and Lucio G. Costa -- Quantification of synaptic structure formation in cocultures of astrocytes and hippocampal neurons / Pamela J. Roqué [and others] -- Volume measurements in cultured primary astrocytes / Michael Aschner -- Assessment of cholesterol homeostasis in astrocytes and neurons / Jing Chen, Lucio G. Costa, and Marina Guizzetti -- Dose-response or dose-effect curves in in vitro experiments and their use to study combined effects of neurotoxicants / Matteo Goldoni and Sara Tagliaferri.
Summary: In recent years, the need to develop acceptable alternatives to conventional animal testing for neurotoxicity and developmental neurotoxicity has been increasingly recognized, and much effort is being directed toward the development of alternative models, utilizing mostly mammalian cells in culture but also non-mammalian model systems. In Vitro Neurotoxicology: Methods and Protocols presents a series of cellular, biochemical, and molecular methodological protocols in the area of in vitro neurotoxicology, with an emphasis on mammalian cell culture systems. Opening with a section on methodologies for preparing several cellular systems of variable complexity, amenable for in vitro neurotoxicological studies, the thorough volume continues with coverage of methods to measure cellular death and major mechanisms, methods for assessing mechanisms of nervous system cell toxicity related to impairment of cell signaling, while a final section illustrates additional methods for assessing important nervous system processes such as cell proliferation, neuritogenesis, and synaptogenesis. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective subjects, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, In Vitro Neurotoxicology: Methods and Protocols serves researchers with an interest in assessing or characterizing the potential neurotoxicity of environmental contaminants, drugs, or other chemicals.
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In vitro neurotoxicology : an introduction / Lucio G. Costa, Gennaro Giordano, and Marina Guizzetti -- Primary neurons in culture and neuronal cell lines for in vitro neurotoxicological studies / Gennaro Giordano and Lucio G. Costa -- Determination of metal interactions with the chaperone Hspa5 in human astrocytoma cells and rat astrocyte primary cultures / Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni [and others] -- Microglia cell culture: a primer for the novice / Anke Witting and Thomas Möller -- Neural stem cells for developmental neurotoxicity studies / Roshan Tofighi [and others] -- Preparation, maintenance, and use of serum-free aggregating brain cell cultures / Paul Honegger [and others] -- Neurospheres as a model for developmental neurotoxicity testing / Ellen Fritsche, Kathrin Gassmann, and Timm Schreiber -- Acute hippocampal slice preparation and hippocampal slice Cultures / Pamela J. Lein, Christopher D. Barnhart, and Isaac N. Pessah -- Glia-neuron sandwich cocultures : an in vitro approach to evaluate cell-to-cell communication in neuroinflammation and neurotoxicity / Mariaserena Boraso and Barbara Viviani -- In vitro models to study the blood brain barrier / Hilary Vernon, Katherine Clark, and Joseph P. Bressler -- Measurements of cell death in neuronal and glial cells / Gennaro Giordano [and others] -- Measurements of neuronal apoptosis / Gennaro Giordano and Lucio G. Costa -- Measurement of isoprostanes as markers of oxidative stress / Dejan Milatovic, Thomas J. Montine, and Michael Aschner -- Assessment of glutathione homeostasis / Gennaro Giordano, Collin C. White, and Lucio G. Costa -- Assessing neuronal bioenergetic status / Stephanie L.H. Zeiger, Jeannette N. Stankowski, and BethAnn McLaughlin -- Fluorescent assessment of intracellular calcium in individual cells / David P. Cox, Collin C. White, and Terrance J. Kavanagh -- Homeostatic regulation of glutamate neurotransmission in primary neuronal cultures / Victor Briz and Cristina Suñol -- Detection of nitric oxide formation in primary neural cells and tissues / Ronald B. Tjalkens, David L. Carbone, and Guoyao Wu -- JNK3-mediated apoptotic cell death in primary dopaminergic neurons / Won-Seok Choi, Heather M. Klintworth, and Zhengui Xia -- Measurement of proteasomal dysfunction in cell models of dopaminergic degeneration / Faneng Sun, Anumantha G. Kanthasamy, and Arthi Kanthasamy -- Cell signaling and neurotoxicity : protein kinase C in vitro and in vivo / Prasada Rao S. Kodavanti -- Cell signaling and neurotoxicity : ³H-arachidonic acid release (phospholipase A₂) in cerebellar granule neurons / Prasada Rao S. Kodavanti -- Quantitative assessment of neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells / Joshua A. Harrill and William R. Mundy -- Measurements of astrocyte proliferation / Marina Guizzetti, Terrance J. Kavanagh, and Lucio G. Costa -- Quantification of synaptic structure formation in cocultures of astrocytes and hippocampal neurons / Pamela J. Roqué [and others] -- Volume measurements in cultured primary astrocytes / Michael Aschner -- Assessment of cholesterol homeostasis in astrocytes and neurons / Jing Chen, Lucio G. Costa, and Marina Guizzetti -- Dose-response or dose-effect curves in in vitro experiments and their use to study combined effects of neurotoxicants / Matteo Goldoni and Sara Tagliaferri.

In recent years, the need to develop acceptable alternatives to conventional animal testing for neurotoxicity and developmental neurotoxicity has been increasingly recognized, and much effort is being directed toward the development of alternative models, utilizing mostly mammalian cells in culture but also non-mammalian model systems. In Vitro Neurotoxicology: Methods and Protocols presents a series of cellular, biochemical, and molecular methodological protocols in the area of in vitro neurotoxicology, with an emphasis on mammalian cell culture systems. Opening with a section on methodologies for preparing several cellular systems of variable complexity, amenable for in vitro neurotoxicological studies, the thorough volume continues with coverage of methods to measure cellular death and major mechanisms, methods for assessing mechanisms of nervous system cell toxicity related to impairment of cell signaling, while a final section illustrates additional methods for assessing important nervous system processes such as cell proliferation, neuritogenesis, and synaptogenesis. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective subjects, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, In Vitro Neurotoxicology: Methods and Protocols serves researchers with an interest in assessing or characterizing the potential neurotoxicity of environmental contaminants, drugs, or other chemicals.

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