The rights and wrongs of zebrafish: Behavioral phenotyping of zebrafish

The rights and wrongs of zebrafish: Behavioral phenotyping of zebrafish

by Allan V. Kalueff (Editor)

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Animal models and tests have become increasingly important for biomedical research, enabling a better understanding of pathogenic pathways involved in various human disorders. Over the last decades, zebrafish (Danio rerio) have become a very popular model organism in biomedical research. Recently, this fish has entered the waters of neuroscience and biological psychiatry, quickly becoming an indispensable model species in this field. With a high genetic homology to humans (~75% based on coding regions), it is not surprising that humans and fish are very similar physiologically (and behaviorally).

Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that zebrafish can be an excellent model of human neuropsychiatric disorders. While some classical psychiatrists may not too easily be persuaded by this generalization, the current book “The rights and wrongs of zebrafish: principles of behavioral phenotyping and CNS disease modeling” explains, in a domain-by-domain manner, how exactly zebrafish models can be used to target a wide range of human brain disorders and aberrant phenotypes.

The contributors to this book are leading international scholars whose work spearheads innovative zebrafish neuroscience research around the world. Written by top experts in the field, this book makes for a useful, balanced and up-to-date reading that outlines the use of zebrafish to study the pathological mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319815985
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/16/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 327
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Allan V. Kalueff is Professor of Translational Biomedicne at St. Petersburg State University.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Mutagenesis and transgenesis in zebrafish. Fabienne E. Poulain

Chapter 2. Developing zebrafish depression-related models. Julian Pittman and Angelo Piato

Chapter 3. Zebrafish models of anxiety-like behavior. Adam D. Collier, Allan V. Kalueff and David J. Echevarria

Chapter 4. Assessing cognitive phenotypes in zebrafish. David J. Echevarria, Adam D. Collier and Elizabeth A. Lamb

Chapter 5. Social phenotypes in zebrafish, Rita Nunes, Nathan Ruhl, Svante Winberg and Rui F. Oliveira

Chapter 6. Modeling OCD endophenotypes in zebrafish. Matthew Parker

Chapter 7. Zebrafish models of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). William Norton, Merlin Lange, Laure Bally-Cuif and Klaus-Peter Lesch

Chapter 8. Zebrafish neurotoxicity models. Julian Pittman

Chapter 9. Sleep phenotypes in zebrafish. David J. Echevarria and Kanza M. Khan

Chapter 10. Zebrafish neurobehavioral assays for drug addiction research. Henning Schneider

Chapter 11. Zebrafish behavioral models of ageing. Alistair J. Brock, Ari Sudwarts, Matthew O. Parker and Caroline H. Brennan

Chapter 12. Integrating morphological and behavioral phenotypes in developing zebrafish. Guozhu Zhang, Lisa Truong, Robert L. Tanguay and David M. Reif

Chapter 13. Neuroimaging phenotypes in zebrafish. Jeremy F.P. Ullmann and Andrew L. Janke

Chapter 14. Illustrated zebrafish neurobehavioral glossary. Allan V. Kalueff and the Zebrafish Neuroscience Research Consortium (ZNRC)

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