Molecular Mechanisms of Dementia

The past decade has witnessed a revolution in the attempts of scientists to under stand the molecular basis of dementia. Although dementia, as defined by global cogni tive decline involving gradual loss of memory, reasoning, judgment, and orientation, presents most commonly in the form of Alzheimer's disease (AD), an assortment of other less common disorders, such as prion and Pick's disease, can also lead to symp toms that are similar to those observed in patients with AD. The primary goal of Molecular Mechanisms of Dementia is to address the various mechanisms and multi faceted approaches currently being employed to more clearly delineate the etiological and pathogenic events responsible for the onset of dementia. Perhaps the greatest boon to obtaining a clearer understanding of the causes of AD has come from genetic and molecular biological studies carried out over the past decade. At the genetic level, it has become increasingly clear that AD is a heteroge neous disorder that can be broadly classified into two categories. "Late onset" (>60 yr) cases, which account for the vast majority of AD, genetically involve "susceptibility" genes representing risk factors for the disease (e. g. , inheritance of the 84 allele of the Apolipoprotein E gene). In many cases, the susceptibility gene can act as a "modifier" that modulates the pathogenic cascade occurring subsequent to a separate etiological event "initiating" or "causing" the disorder.

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  • Author : Wilma Wasco
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 312 pages
  • ISBN : 1592594719
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Molecular Mechanisms of Dementia

Molecular Mechanisms of Dementia
  • Author : Wilma Wasco,Rudolph Tanzi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 01 November 1996
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The past decade has witnessed a revolution in the attempts of scientists to under stand the molecular basis of dementia. Although dementia, as defined by global cogni tive decline involving gradual loss of memory, reasoning, judgment, and orientation, presents most commonly in the form of Alzheimer's disease (AD), an assortment of other less common disorders, such as prion and Pick's disease, can also lead to symp toms that are similar to those observed in patients with AD. The primary goal

Molecular Mechanisms of Dementia

Molecular Mechanisms of Dementia
  • Author : Akhlaq A. Farooqui
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 15 April 2019
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Considerable progress has been made in neurochemical and therapeutic aspects of dementia research in recent years. Molecular and Therapeutic Aspects of Dementia presents readers with comprehensive and cutting-edge information on the neurochemical mechanisms of various types of dementias. It provides a clearly written and logically organized and comprehensive overview of molecular aspects of risk factors, symptoms, pathogenesis, biomarkers, and therapeutic strategies for various types of dementia. This book is written for the international audience of neurochemists, neuroscientists, neurologists, neuropharmacologists, and

Neurodegeneration

Neurodegeneration
  • Author : Dennis Dickson,Roy O. Weller
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 09 September 2011
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Most textbooks on neurodegenerative disorders have used a classification scheme based upon either clinical syndromes or anatomical distribution of the pathology. In contrast, this book looks to the future and uses a classification based upon molecular mechanisms, rather than clinical or anatomical boundaries. Major advances in molecular genetics and the application of biochemical and immunocytochemical techniques to neurodegenerative disorders have generated this new approach. Throughout most of the current volume, diseases are clustered according to the proteins that accumulate within

Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Author : Marie-Francoise Chesselet
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 19 October 2000
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With the unprecedented identification of new mutation mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases and the emergence of common mechanisms among diseases that were once considered unrelated, neurobiologists are poised for the development of new therapies based on high throughput screenings and a better understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms leading to neurodegeneration. In Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Marie-Francoise Chesselet, MD, PhD, and a panel of leading researchers and neurologists from industry and academia critically review the most recent advances from

Molecular Mechanism of Alzheimer's Disease

Molecular Mechanism of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Author : Ian Macreadie
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 25 October 2019
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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-related neurological disease that affects tens of millions of people, in addition to their carers. Hallmark features of AD include plaques composed of amyloid beta, as well as neurofibrillary tangles of tau protein. However, despite more than a century of study, the cause of Alzheimer’s disease remains unresolved. The roles of amyloid beta and tau are being questioned and other causes of AD are now under consideration. The contributions of researchers, model organisms,

The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Neurodegenerative Diseases

The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Author : Michael S. Wolfe
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 29 March 2018
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The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Underlying Mechanisms presents the pathology, genetics, biochemistry and cell biology of the major human neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, frontotemporal dementia, ALS, Huntington’s, and prion diseases. Edited and authored by internationally recognized leaders in the field, the book's chapters explore their pathogenic commonalities and differences, also including discussions of animal models and prospects for therapeutics. Diseases are presented first, with common mechanisms later. Individual chapters discuss each major neurodegenerative

The Molecular and Clinical Pathology of Neurodegenerative Disease

The Molecular and Clinical Pathology of Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Author : Patrick A. Lewis,Jennifer E. Spillane
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 16 November 2018
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The Molecular and Clinical Pathology of Neurodegenerative Disease brings together in one volume our current understanding of the molecular basis of neurodegeneration in humans, targeted at neuroscientists and graduate students in neuroscience, and the biomedical and biological sciences. Bringing together up-to-date molecular biology data with clinical evidence, this book sheds a light on common molecular mechanisms that underlie many different neurodegenerative diseases and addresses the molecular pathologies in each. The combined research and clinical background of the authors provides a

Autophagy

Autophagy
  • Author : S. Tariq Ahmad,Jin-A. Lee
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release : 29 July 2013
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Autophagy is a highly regulated process that promotes vital cellular homeostasis by allowing bulk non-specific degradation of the cytoplasmic contents, mainly damaged and/or surplus organelles and proteins. Autophagy is ubiquitous in eukaryotes, highly conserved from yeast to mammals, and occurs in all mammalian tissues. Historically, autophagy was characterized as the coping response to limited energy resources (starvation), to generate additional biomolecular raw materials. However, research in the past two decades has demonstrated the indispensible roles of autophagy in eukaryotic

Protein Misfolding, Aggregation and Conformational Diseases

Protein Misfolding, Aggregation and Conformational Diseases
  • Author : Vladimir N. Uversky,Anthony Fink
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 26 May 2007
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The second volume continues to fill the gap in protein review and protocol literature. It does this while summarizing recent achievements in the understanding of the relationships between protein misfoldings, aggregation, and development of protein deposition disorders. The focus of Part B is the molecular basis of differential disorders.

Neuroprotection in Alzheimer's Disease

Neuroprotection in Alzheimer's Disease
  • Author : Illana Gozes
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 30 December 2016
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Neuroprotection in Alzheimer’s Disease offers a translational point-of-view from both basic and clinical standpoints, putting it on the cusp for further clinical development with its emphasis on nerve cell protection, including the accumulation of knowledge from failed clinical trials and new advances in disease management. This book brings together the latest findings, both basic, and clinical, under the same cover, making it easy for the reader to obtain a complete overview of the state-of-the-field and beyond. Alzheimer's disease is