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This first volume starts with an overview on current perspectives in genetic research and on the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration. This is followed by a selection of hot topics in pathophysiological research, from molecular studies to system-level investigations based on in vivo electrophysiological recordings and neurocomputational methods.
Complete overview of hot topics and approaches to current PD research, from molecules, to brain circuits, to clinical and therapeutic applications.
Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation, and provide their views and perspectives for future research.
All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is accessible also to the non-specialist.
Section I: Genetic and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in PD
Identifying PD-causing genes and genetic susceptibility factors: current approaches and future prospects
The impact of genetic research on our understanding of Parkinson's Disease
Ian Martin, Valina L. Dawson
Unraveling the role of defective genes
What causes the death of dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson’s disease?
Jaime N. Guzman, Javier Sanchez-Padilla and Joshua Goldberg
Intracellular Signaling Pathways In Dopamine Cell Death And Axonal Degeneration
Control of mitochondrial integrity in Parkinson’s Disease
Cristofol Vives-Bauza, Maja Tocilescu, Rosa L. A. deVries, Dana M. Alessi, Vernice Jackson-Lewis
Role of Post-Translational Modifications in Modulating the Structure, Function and Toxicity of α-synuclein: Implications for Parkinson’s Disease Pathogenesis and Therapies
Abid Oueslati, Margot Fournier
Section II: Cellular and system-level pathophysiology of the basal ganglia in PD
The role of dopamine in modulating the structure and function of striatal circuits
Weixing Shen, Michelle Day, Tracy Gertler, Savio Chan, Xianyong Tian and Joshua L. Plotkin
Assemblies of glutamate receptor subunits with post-synaptic density proteins and their alterations in Parkinson’s disease
Monica Di Luca
Anna R Carta, Anil Kachroo, Michael A. Schwarzschild
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- 20th August 2010
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