Molecular Biology of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Edited by

  • David Teplow, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Neurodegenerative diseases result in progressive degeneration and / or death of nerve cells which leads to problems with movement and mental functioning. Examples include Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease. Much research is taking place to try to identify ways to prevent or lessen the impact of these diseases.

This volume reviews the latest research and developments in the molecular biology of neurodegenerative diseases.

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Researchers in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and genetics


Book information

  • Published: April 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-385883-2


"Full of interest not only for the molecular biologist--for whom the numerous references will be invaluable--but will also appeal to a much wider circle of biologists, and in fact to all those who are concerned with the living cell."--British Medical Journal

Table of Contents

  1. Neuropathology and imaging
  2. Harry Vinters

  3. Neuropathology and imaging
  4. Thompson, Paul

  5. Age-dependence of neurodegenerative diseases (organismal genetics)
  6. Tanzi, Rudolph

  7. AD
  8. Dominic Walsh

  9. PD
  10. Guo, Ming

  11. PD
  12. Rochet, Chris and

  13. Prion I: Human
  14. Surewicz, Witold

  15. Prion II: Yeast
  16. Tuite, Mick

  17. Cerebral amyloid angiopathy Cerebral amyloid angiopathy
  18. Yamada, Masahito Naiki, Hironobu Tau, and Gloria Lee

  19. Membrane Pores
  20. Kagan, Bruce

  21. Unfolded protein response
  22. ALS
  23. Dokholyan, Nikolay

  24. CAG-repeat diseases
  25. Chris Ross

  26. Mitochondria

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