Medicine » Mental and Behavioural Disorders and Diseases of the Nervous System

Neurodegenerative Diseases

Edited by Uday Kishore, ISBN 978-953-51-1088-0, 638 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published May 15, 2013 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/45957

This book highlights the pathophysiological complexities of the mechanisms and factors that are likely to be involved in a range of neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease, other Dementia, Parkinson Diseases and Multiple Sclerosis. The spectrum of diverse factors involved in neurodegeneration, such as protein aggregation, oxidative stress, caspases and secretase, regulators, cholesterol, zinc, microglia, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, etc, have been discussed in the context of disease progression. In addition, novel approaches to therapeutic interventions have also been presented. It is hoped that students, scientists and clinicians shall find this very informative book immensely useful and thought-provoking.