Metal Ions in Neurological Systems

Editors: Linert, Wolfgang, Kozlowski, Henryk (Eds.)

  • Provides up to date knowledge about the effects of metal ions in the brain
  • Discusses the basic biology and pathological disorders
  • Focuses on selected topics dealing with the necessity and hams of metal ions in the brain
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Metal ions in the brain are a necessity as well as a poison. The presence of metal ions in the active sites of biological catalysts or metalloproteins and in the biological functioning of nucleic acids is very well documented and they are required for brain activity. On the other hand, metals are very effective in generating oxidative stress. This effect does not only play a role in immunology but also is the root of practically all neurodegenerative disorders by inducing disease via the death of neurons. Managing metal ions in the brain could therefore be an important strategy in the search for therapeutic agents used in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. This new title gives an overview to key topics in the area of metal ions in the brain. It focuses on the role of metal ions in neurological systems by describing their advantageous functions as well as their poisonous features. It is therefore of interest for scientists in biochemistry and biophysics, physiology, toxicology as well as for physicians focused on this topic.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Brain iron metabolism and its perturbation in neurological diseases

    Crichton, Robert R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Brain changes in iron loading disorders

    Milward, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 17-29

  • The role of metal ions in dopaminergic neuron degeneration in Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s disease

    Paris, Irmgard (et al.)

    Pages 31-39

  • Iron, cysteine and neurodegeneration during Parkinson’s disease

    Siakkou, Eleni (et al.)

    Pages 41-46

  • Copper uptake and trafficking in the brain

    Crisponi, Guido (et al.)

    Pages 47-63

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $239.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-7091-1678-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metal Ions in Neurological Systems
Editors
  • Wolfgang Linert
  • Henryk Kozlowski
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-1001-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-1001-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1000-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1678-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 246
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