Heat Shock Proteins And The Brain: Implications For Neurodegenerative Diseases And Neuroprotection

byAlexzander A.A. AseaEditorIan R. Brown

Paperback | October 28, 2010

Heat Shock Proteins And The Brain: Implications For Neurodegenerative Diseases And Neuroprotection by Alexzander A.A. Asea
$363.10 online 
$452.95 list price save 19%
Earn 1,816 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

With the prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases on the rise as average life expectancy increases, the hunt for effective treatments and preventive measures for these disorders is a pressing challenge. Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis have been termed 'protein misfolding disorders' that are char- terized by the neural accumulation of protein aggregates. Manipulation of the cellular stress response involving the induction of heat shock proteins offers a the- peutic strategy to counter conformational changes in neural proteins that trigger pathogenic cascades resulting in neurodegenerative diseases. Heat shock proteins are protein repair agents that provide a line of defense against misfolded, aggregati- prone proteins. Heat Shock Proteins and the Brain: Implications for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Neuroprotection reviews current progress on neural heat shock proteins (HSP) in relation to neurodegenerative diseases (Part I), neuroprotection (Part II), ext- cellular HSP (Part III) and aging and control of life span (Part IV). Key basic and clinical research laboratories from major universities and hospitals around the world contribute chapters that review present research activity and importantly project the field into the future. The book is a must read for researchers, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in the fields of Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Molecular Medicine, Aging, Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathology.
Title:Heat Shock Proteins And The Brain: Implications For Neurodegenerative Diseases And NeuroprotectionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:373 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:373 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048178134

ISBN - 13:9789048178131

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: