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Editors: Timothy F. Hahn and Julian Werner
Book Description:
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by an insidious onset with slowing of emotional and voluntary movement, muscular rigidity, postural abnormality and tremor. Parkinson's disease was first described in 1817 by James Parkinson. It is a progressive, neurological disease mainly affecting people over the age of 50, although at least 10% of cases occur at an earlier age. It affects people of either sex or all ethnic groups. In the normal brain, some nerve cells produce the chemical dopamine, which transmits signals within the brain to produce smooth movement of muscles. In Parkinson's patients, 80 percent or more of these dopamine-producing cells are damaged, dead, or otherwise degenerated. This causes the nerve cells to fire wildly, leaving patients unable to control their movements. This new book examines new research results from around the world.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter I - Therapeutic Potential of Metallothioneins in Parkinson's Disease; pp. 1-41
(Sushil K. Sharma and Manuchair Ebadi, Cyclotron and Positron Imaging Research Laboratory, Center of Excellence in Neurosciences, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, USA)

Chapter II - Therapeutic Perspectives Involving Ferritin Heavy Chain FtH in Parkinson's Disease; pp. 43-58
(Haitham Abdelmoaty, University of Oklahoma, Bioengineering program, Norman, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Quentin Pye, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Robert H. Broyles, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Department of Biochemistry Oklahoma City, USA, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK, USA)

Chapter III - Race and Ethnicity in Parkinson's Disease: Genetic and Prevalence Data; pp. 59-108
(Masharip Atadzhanov, University of Zambia, Department of Medicine, Lusaka, Zambia, Gretchen L. Birbeck, Michigan State University, International Neurologic and Psychiatric Epidemiology Program(INPEP), East Lansing, Michigan, USA)

Chapter IV - Inflammation Parkinson's Disease; pp. 109--145
(R. Lee Mosley, Eric J. Benner, Irena Kadiu, Mark Thomas, Howard E. Gendelman, Center for Neurovirology and Neurodegenerative Disorders, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE)

Chapter V - Frontal Lobe Mediation of the Sense of Self: Evidence from Studies of Patients with Parkinson's Disease; pp. 147-166
(Patrick McNamara, Raymon Durso, Erica Harris, Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine and Veterans, Administration New England Healthcare System, Boston, USA)

Chapter VI - New Findings about Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Parkinson's Disease; pp. 167-180
(Carl-Albrecht Haensch, Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology of the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany)

Chapter VII - Parkinson's Disease: A Perfect Target for Gene Therapy; pp. 181-201
(Rocžo Garcža Miniet, Esteban Alberti Amador, Neurobiology Department, International Center of Neurological Restoration, Havana City, Cuba)

Chapter VIII - Manganese-Induced Parkinsonism, Parkinson's Disease and Welding; pp. 203-229
(Chin-Chang Huang, Nai-Shin Chu, Department of Neurology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, College of Medicine, Taiwan)

Chapter IX - Cognitive Disorders in Parkinson's Disease; pp. 231-251
(Claudio da Cunha, Laboratorio de Fisiologia e Farmacologia do Sistema Nervoso Central, Curitiba PR, Brazil)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008, 3rd Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-601-7
   Status: AV
  
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