Methods in Molecular Biology

Protein Misfolding and Cellular Stress in Disease and Aging

Concepts and Protocols

Editors: Bross, Peter, Gregersen, Niels (Eds.)

  • Gives an overview of cellular stress defense systems
  • Provides state of the art technologies in molecular cell biology
  • Details methods to determine oxidative stress
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How and why certain proteins misfold and how this misfolding is linked to many disease processes has become a well-documented topic of study. Protein Misfolding and Cellular Stress in Disease and Aging: Concepts and Protocols moves beyond the basics to emphasize the molecular effects of protein misfolding at a cellular level, to delineate the impacts and cellular reactions that play a role in pathogenetic mechanisms, and to pinpoint possible manipulations and treatment strategies that can counteract, modify, or delay the consequences of misfolding. The volume begins with several concepts and approaches developed in the recent past including a connection to the research field of aging, where protein misfolding diseases have been equated to premature aging processes, and the book’s coverage continues with detailed descriptions of protocols for relevant experimental approaches. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, protocols chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Protein Misfolding and Cellular Stress in Disease and Aging: Concepts and Protocols aims to aid researchers in the field, as well as medical professionals and molecular biologists, in shaping and performing research related to this intriguing and vital subject.

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“Methods in Molecular Biology deals with current topics and techniques in cellular stress as well as methods to study and analyze the effects of cellular stress on protein misfolding. … The book is written mainly for scientists involved in the study of diseases resulting from protein misfolding. … the protocol is straightforward and is based on proven examples that render these diverse methods credible. This should prove to be a valuable companion to all researchers in the field of cellular stress and protein misfolding.” (Ruben Mestril, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2011)

“Drs. Peter Bross e Niels Gregersen … invited scientists who are experts in Protein Misfolding to collaborate in the book’s edition … . focuses in the main points of the latest literature on Protein Misfolding on genesis of diseases and aging processes, and also provides experimental and analytical protocols employed to protein misfolding detection. … presented in two parts: the first one comprehends protein misfolding concepts, their importance on disease genesis, and the second one, describe experimental protocols employed in the investigation of intracellular alterations.” (Sandra Helena P. Farsky, Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 47 (2), Summer, 2011)

“This new volume constitutes an excellent opportunity to be driven on the causes and mechanisms that are actually know to produce the misfolding. … The concepts and protocols here presented are a good example of what the scientific community refers as molecular medicine: there is no need to change the academic curricula to teach the molecular bases of present day medicine, simply you have to well present on which physiological parameters the future doctor visit will sounds!” (Carlo Alberto Redi, European Journal of Histochemistry, Vol. 55, 2011)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Protein Misfolding and Cellular Stress: An Overview

    Gregersen, Niels (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Protein Aggregation Diseases: Toxicity of Soluble Prefibrillar Aggregates and Their Clinical Significance

    Stefani, Massimo

    Pages 25-41

  • Consequences of Stress in the Secretary Pathway: The ER Stress Response and Its Role in the Metabolic Syndrome

    Schröder, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 43-62

  • What Role Does Mitochondrial Stress Play in Neurodegenerative Diseases?

    Pickrell, Alicia Mae (et al.)

    Pages 63-78

  • Autophagy in Disease

    Mijaljica, Dalibor (et al.)

    Pages 79-92

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-60761-755-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Protein Misfolding and Cellular Stress in Disease and Aging
Book Subtitle
Concepts and Protocols
Editors
  • Peter Bross
  • Niels Gregersen
Series Title
Methods in Molecular Biology
Series Volume
648
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science + Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-756-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-756-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-755-6
Series ISSN
1064-3745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 330
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