Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Disorders by Mark P. MattsonPathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Disorders by Mark P. Mattson

Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative Disorders

EditorMark P. Mattson

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In this groundbreaking book, leading experts detail the cellular and molecular cascades that cause selective degeneration of neuronal populations, and illuminate those genetic and environmental factors that are critical to the facilitation or suppression of the neuropathologic processes. Working from studies of human patients, as well as from cell culture and animal models, the authors demonstrate a heretofore unrecognized convergence of the causative pathogenetic mechanisms for clinically distinct neurological disorders. At center stage are the biochemical and molecular cascades that will ultimately lead to neuronal death-cascades involving oxyradical production, aberrant regulation of cellular ion homeostasis, activation of specific proteases, and activation of a stereotyped sequence of events involving mitochondial dysfunction. Individual chapters examine how these mechanisms-along with genetic and environmental factors-operate in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, Down's syndrome, amyotropic lateral sclerosis, ischemic stroke, spinal cord injury, and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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Title:Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative DisordersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.07 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617372153

ISBN - 13:9781617372155

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Table of Contents

Mechanisms of Neuronal Apoptosis and ExcitotoxicityMark P. MattsonOxidative Alterations in Neurodegenerative DiseasesWilliam R. Markesbery, Thomas J. Montine, and Mark A. LovellParkinson's DiseaseM. T. Silva and A. H. V. SchapiraScope of Trinucleotide Repeat DisordersShoji TsujiMechanisms of Neuronal Death in Huntington's DiseaseVassilis E. Koliatsos, Carlos Portera-Cailliau, Gabrielle Schilling, David B. Borchelt, Mark W. Becher, and Christopher A. RossCellular and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Synaptic Degeneration and Neuronal Death in Alzheimer's DiseaseMark P. Mattson, Ward A. Pedersen, and Carsten CulmseeOxidative Stress in Down Syndrome: A Paradigm for the Pathogenesis of Neurodegenerative DisordersRocco C. Iannello and Ismail KolaThe Pathogenesis of Amyotrophic Lateral SclerosisStanley H. Appel and R. Glenn SmithExperimental Genetics as a Tool for Understanding Pathogenesis of ALSPhilip C. Wong, Donald L. Price, and Jamuna SubramaniamPathogenesis of Ischemic StrokeMark P. Mattson and Carsten CulmseeSpinal-Cord InjuryIsabel Klusman and Martin E. SchwabThe Pathogenesis of Duchenne Muscular DystrophyEdward A. Burton and Kay E. Davies

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"...a timely collection of 12 papers authored by 26 experts...mechanisms combined with specific molecular genetic and environmental factors are responsible for the development of the diseases that are covered in a concise...manner in subsequent chapters...The chapter on "Trinucleotide Repeat Disorders" provides fascinating reading...The 12 chapters are balanced in length, are all well referenced, and provide a state of the art summary for those who are only tangentially involved in studying these disorders or treating patients suffering from any of them. On the other hand, for those whose main interest lies in research related to any of these diseases, it is a refreshing, well-written, and well-edited overview of a field that evolves and changes at unprecedented speed....With the help of well-known experts in the relevant fields, several basic pieces of the puzzle are provided that with the appropriate intellectual efforts can be sewn together. The result is the emergence of an overall view, the "Big Picture."...the overall value of the book is undeniable, and it is beyond doubt that it will serve as a major reference source for neurologists, neuropathologists, and residents training in the respective fields." - Modern Pathology"A wide range of conditions and illnesses are covered, including ALS, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's, Huntington's, Alzheimer's, Down's, stroke, and spinal cord trauma. Whole articles are devoted to neurogenetic mechanisms, oxidative processes, excitotoxicity, and apoptosis. From the viewpoint of a general clinical neurologist, the best feature of this book is that it is, for the most part, an understandable summary and update of the neuroscience that was not yet discovered a few years ago. The illustrations are of good quality...This book is good for a clinician because it broadens one's horizons and gives the clinician a better ability to help patients understand their problems. It would be good for a researcher or a graduate student because it summarizes what is being done in many fields." -Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal"This handy pocket guide will be useful for many residents and clinicians, especially in those specialties that treat Alzheimer's disease. It is a worthy addition to departmental and hospital libraries and, predictably, will be used quite frequently." - The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences