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Cell death and diseases of the nervous system

Author: Vassilis E Koliatsos; Rajiv R Ratan
Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It is an honor to be asked to write a foreword for this timely book, which assembles contributions from authorities working in the area of pathological nervous system cell death, and has been  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vassilis E Koliatsos; Rajiv R Ratan
ISBN: 0896034135 9780896034136
OCLC Number: 39131292
Description: xxi, 683 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Definitions --
Cellular and molecular mechanisms. Apoptosis versus necrosis: how valid a dichotomy for neurons? / Peter G.H. Clarke --
Asynchronous death as a characteristic feature of apoptosis / Randall N. Pittman, Conrad A. Messam, and Jason C. Mills --
Free radicals and mitochondria dysfunction in excitotoxicity and neurodegenerative disease / James A. Dykens --
Calcium and cell death / Marcel Leist and Pierluigi Nicotera --
Proteases: critical mediators of apoptosis / Anthony Rosen and Livia Casciola-Rosen --
The cell cycle and neuronal cell death / Robert S. Freeman --
Part II. Animal models. Neuronal cell death in C. elgans / Dewey Royal and Monica Driscoll --
Cellular interactions that regulate programmed cell death in the developing vertebrate nervous system / Michael J. Burek and Ronald W. Oppenheim --
Axotomy-induced motor neuron death / Jeffrey L. Elliott and William D. Snider --
Excitotoxic cell death / John W. Olney and Masahiko J. Ishimaru --
Neurotoxins and neuronal death: an animal model of excitotoxicity / Elizabeth O'Hearn and Mark E. Molliver. Part III. Nerve cell death in human diseases. DNA repair and neurological diseases / Brian G. Fuller and Vilhelm Bohr --
Cell death and the mitochondrial encephalomyopathies / Kevin M. Flanigan and Rajiv R. Ratan --
Viral encephalitis / J. Marie Hardwick, David N. Irani and Diane E. Griffin --
Mechanisms of cell injury in prion dieseases / David R. Borchelt --
Blood flow, energy failure, and vulnerability to stroke / James J. Vornov --
Epilepsy and cell death / Cheolsu Shin and Ki-Hyeong Lee --
Trauma to the nervous system / W. Dalton Dietrich --
Approaches to the study of diseases involving oligodendroglial death / Stephen A. Back and Joseph J. Volpe --
Motor neuron disease / Bruce A. Rabin and David R. Borchelt --
Cerebellar degenerations / Katherine A. Wood --
Parkinson's disease / Robert E. Burke --
Huntington's disease and DRPLA: two glutamine repeat diseases / Christopher A. Ross, Mark W. Becher, Vassilis E. Koliatsos --
Cortical destruction and cell death in Alzheimer's disease / Heiko Braak and Eva Braak --
HIV-1 infection of the CNS: evidence for apoptosis of nerve cells / Harris A. Gelbard --
Neurotoxicity of drugs of abuse / Jean Lud Cadet --
Schizophrenia / Steven E. Arnold. Part IV. Approaches in treating nerve cell death. Trophic factors as therapeutic agents for diseases characterized by neuronal death / Vassilis E. Koliatsos and Italo Mocchetti --
Early experiences with trophic factors as drugs for neurological disease: brain-derived neurotrophic factor and ciliary neurotrophic factor for ALS / Dana C. Hilt, James A. Miller, and Errol Malta --
Approaches in treating nerve cell death with calcium chelators / Michael Tymianski --
Antiglutamate therapies for neurodegenerative disease: the case of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis / Osnat Bar-Peled and Jeffrey D. Rothstein --
Antioxidants and the treatment of neurological disease / Rajiv R. Ratan.
Responsibility: edited by Vassilis E. Koliatsos, Rajiv R. Ratan ; foreword by Dennis Choi.
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