This volume explores some of the most exciting recent advances in basic research on animal models of molecular pathology.

Key Features

  • This series provides a forum for discussion of new discoveries, approaches, and ideas
  • Contributions from leading scholars and industry experts
  • Reference guide for researchers involved in molecular biology and related fields


Researchers, professors and graduate students in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine.

Table of Contents

  1. Animal Models Of Atherosclerosis
    Jose J. Fuster, Ana I. Castillo, Carlos Zaragoza, Borja Ibanez and Vicente Andres
  2. Genetic Animal Models of Cerebral Vasculopathies
    Jeong Hyun Lee, Brian J. Bacskai and Cenk Ayata
  3. Experimental Models of Seizures and Epilepsies
    Yogendra H. Raol and Amy R. Brooks-Kayal
  4. Animal models of muscular dystrophy
    Rainer Ng, Glen B. Banks, John K. Hall, Lindsey Muir, Julian N. Ramos, Jacqueline Wicki, Guy L. Odom, Patryk Konieczny, Jane Seto, Joel R. Chamberlain and Jeffrey S. Chamberlain
  5. Acute Phase Proteins in Animals
    Carolyn Cray
  6. Animal Models of Hemophilia
    Denise E. Sabatino, Timothy C. Nichols, Elizabeth Merricks, Dwight A. Bellinger, Roland W. Herzog, and Paul E. Monahan
  7. Animal Models of Lung Cancer: Characterization and Use for Chemoprevention Research
    Yian Wang, Lucina Rouggly, Ming You, Ronald Lubet
  8. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Small Animals
    Rene M. Botnar and Marcus R. Makowski
  9. Animal Models of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Atsushi Mizoguchi
  10. Animal Models of Molecular Pathology: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Allison Sang, Yiming Yin, Ying-Yi Zheng and Laurence Morel
  11. Animal Models of Cutaneous and Hepatic Fibrosis
    Gideon P. Smith
  12. Animal models of schizophrenia: Emphazising construct validity
    Masaya Yanagi, Sarah Southcott, Jacob Lister and Carol A. Tamminga


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About the editor

P. Michael Conn

P. Michael Conn is the Senior Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. He is The Robert C. Kimbrough, Professor of Internal Medicine and Cell Biology/Biochemistry. He was previously Director of Research Advocacy and Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Cell Biology and Development and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University and Senior Scientist of the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). He served for twelve years as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of the ONPRC. After receiving a B.S. degree and teaching certification from the University of Michigan (1971), a M.S. from North Carolina State University (1973), and a Ph.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine (1976), Conn did a fellowship at the NIH, then joined the faculty in the Department of Pharmacology, Duke University Medical Center where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1982. In 1984, he became Professor and Head of Pharmacology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, a position he held for eleven years. Conn is known for his research in the area of the cellular and molecular basis of action of gonadotropin releasing hormone action in the pituitary and therapeutic approaches that restore misfolded proteins to function. His work has led to drugs that have benefitted humans and animals. Most recently, he has identified a new class of drugs, pharmacoperones, which act by regulating the intracellular trafficking of receptors, enzymes and ion channels. He has authored or co-authored over 350 publications in this area and written or edited over 200 books, including texts in neurosciences, molecular biology and endocrinology. Conn has served as the editor of many professional journals and book series (Endocrinology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrine, Methods, Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science and Contemporary Endocrinology). Conn serve

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA


Praise for the series:
"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