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Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and Diseases

Edited by Gorazd Drevensek

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

The book provides chapters on sex hormones and their modulation in neurodegenerative processes and pathologies, from basic molecular mechanisms, physiology, gender differences, to neuroprotection and clinical aspects for potential novel pharmacotherapy approaches. The book contains 14 chapters written by authors from various biomedical professions, from basic researchers in biology and physiology to medicine and veterinary medicine, pharmacologists, psychiatrist, etc. Chapters sum up the past and current knowledge on sex hormones, representing original new insights into their role in brain functioning, mental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. The book is written for a broad range of audience, from biomedical students to highly profiled medical specialists and biomedical researchers, helping them to expand their knowledge on sex hormones in neurodegenerative processes and opening new questions for further investigation.

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Sex Hormones in Neurodegenerative Processes and DiseasesEdited by Gorazd Drevensek

Published: May 2nd 2018

DOI: 10.5772/66585

ISBN: 978-1-78923-015-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-014-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-265-2

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

13850 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

24 Dimensions Citations


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1. Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of the Effects of Sex Hormones on the Nervous System

By Slavi Delchev and Katerina Georgieva


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2. 17β-Estradiol as a Neuroprotective Agent

By Katalin Prokai-Tatrai and Laszlo Prokai


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3. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and DHEA Sulfate: Roles in Brain Function and Disease

By Tracey A. Quinn, Stephen R. Robinson and David Walker


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4. Gender Differences in Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD) Support an Estrogenic Model of Delayed Onset

By Claire V. Flaherty, Arghavan S. Zangeneh, Marissa A. Harrison and Sanjana Marikunte


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5. Reproductive Aging: Perimenopause and Psychopathological Symptoms

By Ksenija Gersak, Ziva Miriam Gersak and Arijana Turcin


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6. Neuroprotection in Perimenopausal Women

By Manuela Cristina Russu and Alexandra Cristina Antonescu


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7. Sex Hormones and Alzheimer’s Disease

By Wafik Said Bahnasy, Yasser A. El-Heneedy and Ehab A. El-Seidy


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8. Differences Between Intact and Ovariectomized Hemiparkinsonian Rats in Response to L-DOPA, Melatonin, and L-DOPA/Melatonin Coadministration on Motor Behavior and Cytological Alterations

By Ana Luisa Gutiérrez-Valdez, Vianey Rodríguez-Lara, Verónica Anaya-Martínez, José Luis Ordóñez-Librado, Javier Sanchez- Betancourt, Enrique Montiel-Flores, Leonardo Reynoso-Erazo, Rocio Tron-Alvarez, Patricia Aley-Medina, Jesús Espinosa-Villanueva, Cesar Sanchez-Vazquez del Mercado and María Rosa Avila-Costa


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9. Sex Hormones: Role in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Addiction

By Jonathan Martínez Pinto, Rodrigo L. Castillo and Ramón Sotomayor-Zárate


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10. Neurophysiological Repercussions of Anabolic Steroid Abuse: A Road into Neurodegenerative Disorders

By Fernando de Azevedo Cruz Seara, Rodrigo Soares Fortunato, Denise Pires Carvalho and José Hamilton Matheus Nascimento


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11. Testosterone and Erectile Function: A Review of Evidence from Basic Research

By Tomoya Kataoka and Kazunori Kimura


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12. New Insights for Hormone Therapy in Perimenopausal Women Neuroprotection

By Manuela Cristina Russu and Alexandra Cristina Antonescu


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13. Clinical Use of Progesterone and Its Relation to Oxidative Stress in Ruminants

By Mushap Kuru, Abdulsamed Kükürt, Hasan Oral and Metin Öğün


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14. Sex Hormones and Inner Ear

By Zi-Yu He and Dong-Dong Ren


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