Neuroprotection and Neuroregeneration for Retinal Diseases

Editors: Nakazawa, Toru, Kitaoka, Yasushi, Harada, Takayuki (Eds.)

  • Offers the latest information on neuroprotection and regeneration for various eye diseases
  • Treats both theoretical and practical aspects of the disease mechanisms and treatments
  • Exhaustively reviews the key recent research into each eye disease by leading authors
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About this book

This book provides the latest findings on neuroprotection and neuroregeneration as potential therapeutic strategies for various eye diseases, namely, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal detachment, and retinitis pigmentosa. Glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness throughout the world, and other diseases such as AMD and retinitis pigmentosa also lead to loss of vision. All these conditions are characterized by degeneration of specific retinal cell types, making it essential to establish treatments to protect retinal neurons and the optic nerve.

With that aim in mind, this book explains the mechanisms underlying aforementioned diseases and their experimental models. The novel strategy proposals for the treatment of retinal diseases based on the concept of neuroprotection are also discussed in the main body of the text, while the section on regenerative research discusses optic nerve regeneration, endothelial progenitor cells, and iPS cells.

This book is recommended as a professional reference work for all doctors and trainees in the field of ophthalmology who are interested in neuroprotective and neuroregenerative treatments.

About the authors

Dr. Toru Nakazawa, MD, PhD.
Department of Ophthalmology Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
1-1 Seiryo-cho Aoba-ku Sendai-shi Miyagi-ken 980-8574, Japan

Dr. Yasushi Kitaoka, MD, PhD.
Department of Ophthalmology, St. Marianna University School of Medicine
2-16-1 Sugao, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 216-8511, Japan

Dr. Takayuki Harada, MD, PhD.
Visual Research Project Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science
2-1-6 Kamikitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 156-8506, Japan

Reviews

“The book summarizes and reviews recent research findings regarding neuroprotection and neuroregeneration for the treatment of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinal diseases. … The intended audience is medical students, researchers, and ophthalmologists interested in ongoing ophthalmologic research. … most likely will appeal to ophthalmologists specializing in retinal diseases or glaucoma and to ophthalmologic researchers. … This is a useful review of the current literature and a convenient summary of ongoing research into macular degeneration, glaucoma, and retinal disease.” (Caroline Minkus, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2015)

“This is a great book on the molecular and cellular pathways in retinal diseases and their regeneration through gene, RNA, DNA, and hormonal interventions in human and animal models. … I recommend this book to ophthalmologists, eye researcher, and physicians with an interest in Retina will benefit greatly.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, October, 2014)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Molecular Architecture of Glutamate Signaling Pathway in Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy

    Munemasa, Yasunari

    Pages 3-12

  • Calcium and Calpain Activation

    Ryu, Morin (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • Classical Signaling Pathways

    Hayashi, Hideki

    Pages 25-41

  • Antioxidative Treatment for Neuroprotection in Glaucoma

    Yuki, Kenya

    Pages 43-66

  • ER Stress

    Shimazawa, Masamitsu (et al.)

    Pages 67-83

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54965-9
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Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54964-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56192-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuroprotection and Neuroregeneration for Retinal Diseases
Editors
  • Toru Nakazawa
  • Yasushi Kitaoka
  • Takayuki Harada
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54965-9
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54965-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54964-2
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56192-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 356
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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