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Underlying Mechanisms of Epilepsy

Edited by Kaneez Fatima Shad

University of Technology Sydney

This book is a very provocative and interesting addition to the literature on Epilepsy. It offers a lot of appealing and stimulating work to offer food of thought to the readers from different disciplines. Around 5% of the total world population have seizures but only 0.9% is diagnosed with epilepsy, so it is very important to understand the differences between seizures and epilepsy, and also to identify the factors responsible for its etiology so as to have more effective therapeutic regime. In this book we have twenty chapters ranging from causes and underlying mechanisms to the treatment and side effects of epilepsy. This book contains a variety of chapters which will stimulate the readers to think about the complex interplay of epigenetics and epilepsy.

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Underlying Mechanisms of EpilepsyEdited by Kaneez Fatima Shad

Published: September 26th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1825

ISBN: 978-953-307-765-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6504-0

Copyright year: 2011

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42037 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

22 Web of Science Citations

36 Dimensions Citations


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1. Histopathological Changes in Temporal Epilepsy

By Assaad Fawaz and Al Khani Raydeh


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2. The Role of Astrocytes in Epileptogenesis

By Jesús Pastor and Rafael G. Sola


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3. START Proteins in Epilepsy

By Sang Pil Yoon


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4. Introduction of a Novel Molecular Mechanism of Epilepsy Progression: Roles of Growth Hormone Signaling in a Mouse Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

By Keiko Kato


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5. Bridging the Gap – Understanding the Role of Gap Junctions in Seizures

By Logan J. Voss, Gregory Jacobson and Jamie W. Sleigh


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6. Recombinant Laforin for Structural Studies

By Pedro Castanheira, Susana Moreira, Margarida Casal, Miguel Gama and Carlos Faro


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7. Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Cell Death and Molecular Targets

By Maria José da Silva Fernandes, Esper Abrão Cavalheiro, João Pereira Leite and Daniele Suzete Persike


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8. The Cross-Talk Between Mitochondria and the Nucleus in the Response to Oxidative Stress Associated with Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathies

By Yu-Ting Wu, Wan-Yu Lee, Shi-Bei Wu and Yau-Huei Wei


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9. Ghrelin Regulation in Epilepsy

By Flavia Prodam, Simonetta Bellone, Roberta Ricotti, Giulia Genoni, Marina Caputo and Gianni Bona


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10. Regulation of GluR6-PSD95-MLK3 Signaling in KA-Induced Epilepsy

By Chong Li and Guang-Yi Zhang


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11. Biophysical Aspects of the Nonsynaptic Epileptiform Activity

By Antônio-Carlos G. Almeida, Antônio M. Rodrigues, Mário A. Duarte, Gilcélio da Silveira, Fulvio A. Scorza, Ricardo M. Arida, Jaderson C. Costa and Esper A. Cavalheiro


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12. A Tale of Two Epiphenomena: The Complex Interplay of Epigenetics and Epilepsy

By Stacey Beth Foti and A. Jane Roskams


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13. Multimodal MRI Evaluation in Intractable Epilepsy with Pathologically Confirmed Mesial Temporal Sclerosis

By Jai Jai Shiva Shankar


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14. The Gingival Fibromatoses

By Sofia Douzgou and Bruno Dallapiccola


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15. Experimental Epilepsy Models and Morphologic Alterations of Experimental Epilepsy Models in Brain and Hippocampus

By Ilgaz Akdogan and Nilufer Goksin Yonguc


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16. Two Types of Epilepsy Models and Processes of Cognition: Pentylenetetrazole Kindling and Absence Epilepsy of WAG/Rij Rats Strain

By A. S. Bazyan


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17. Monoamines and Sleep: Effects of Oxcarbazepine

By Alfonso Alfaro-Rodríguez, Emilio Arch-Tirado and Rigoberto González-Piña


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18. Medicinal Herbs and Epilepsy: A Two Edged Sword

By Mahyar Janahmadi, Sahar Farajnia, Zahra Ghasemi and Ali Rastqar


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19. In-situ Release of Antiepileptic Drugs from Nanostructured Reservoirs

By Tessy Lopez, Anna Kozina, Emma Ortiz-Islas, Karla A. Espinoza and Richard Gonzalez


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20. Quality of Life and Psychiatric Aspects in Epilepsy

By Ayşe Kutlu and Halil Ünalan


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