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Current Advances in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Edited by Alvaro Estévez

University of Central Florida, United States of America

Our understanding of the pathology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a continuously changing field. New hypotheses are generated with each new discovery; they are abandoned to be reanalyzed after some time under the light of new observations. This book present a series of reviews from experts in different aspects of the disease focus on these hypotheses. There are also a few review chapters providing clear examples of these new observations that make the field to reanalyze previous conclusions.

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Current Advances in Amyotrophic Lateral SclerosisEdited by Alvaro Estévez

Published: September 11th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/56966

ISBN: 978-953-51-1195-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7179-9

Copyright year: 2013

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19030 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. Pathophysiology of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

By Fabian H. Rossi, Maria Clara Franco and Alvaro G. Estevez


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2. Multiple Routes of Motor Neuron Degeneration in ALS

By Jin Hee Shin and Jae Keun Lee


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3. Genetics of ALS and Correlations Between Genotype and Phenotype in ALS — A Focus on Italian Population

By L. Diamanti, S. Gagliardi, C. Cereda and M. Ceroni


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4. The Neuroinflammation in the Physiopathology of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

By Melissa Bowerman, Thierry Vincent, Frédérique Scamps, William Camu and Cédric Raoul


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5. Superoxide Dismutase and Oxidative Stress in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

By María Clara Franco, Cassandra N. Dennys, Fabian H. Rossi and Alvaro G. Estévez


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6. The Use of Human Samples to Study Familial and Sporadic Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: New Frontiers and Challenges

By Laura Ferraiuolo, Kathrin Meyer and Brian Kaspar


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7. The Role of the Statistical Method of Motor Unit Number Estimation (MUNE) to Assess the Potential Therapeutic Benefits of Riluzole on Patients with Pre-symptomatic Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

By Arun Aggarwal


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8. Changes in Motor Unit Loss and Axonal Regeneration Rate in Sporadic and Familiar Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) — Possible Different Pathogenetic Mechanisms?

By Tommaso Bocci, Elisa Giorli, Lucia Briscese, Silvia Tognazzi, Fabio Giannini and Ferdinando Sartucci


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9. Eye-Gaze Input System Suitable for Use under Natural Light and Its Applications Toward a Support for ALS Patients

By Abe Kiyohiko, Ohi Shoichi and Ohyama Minoru


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