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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Neuroglia in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Editors: Verkhratsky, A., Ho, M., Zorec, R., Parpura, V. (Eds.)

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  • Providing with a comprehensive overview of the role of neuroglia in neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Presenting recent advances concerning the biology of neuroglia as well as their interaction with neurons during disease progression
  • Highlighting the function of neuroglia in different types of neurodegenerative disease
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the role of neuroglia in neurodegenerative diseases. Neuroglia are the most abundant cells in the nervous system and consist of several distinct cell types, such as astrocytes, oligodendrocytes,and microglia. Accumulating evidence suggests that neuroglia participate in the neurodegenerative process, and as such are essential players in a variety of diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s.

Intended for researchers and students, the book presents recent advances concerning the biology of neuroglia as well as their interaction with neurons during disease progression. In addition, to highlight the function of neuroglia in different types of neurodegenerative disease, it also discusses their mechanisms and effects on protecting or damaging neurons.

About the authors

Professor Alexei Verkhratsky, PhD, D.Sc, Member of Academia Europaea (2003), Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (2013), Member of Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia of Spain (2012), member of Polish Academy of Sciences (2017); member of The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (2012),  distinguished professor of Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Jinan University. Alexei also serves as a Research Professor of the Ikerbasque (Basque Research Council) in Bilbao, where, from 2012, he acts as Adjunct Scientific Director of the Achucarro Basque Centre for Neuroscience. A.Verkhratsky is the editor-in-chief of Cell Calcium, Deputy Editor-in Chief of Cell Death & Disease and member of editorial boards of many journals including Pflugers Archiv, Glia, Acta Physilogica, Purinergic Signalling, ASN Neuro etc. 

Alexei Verkhratsky is an internationally recognised scholar in the field of cellular neurophysiology. His research is conc^23500 times, H-index 81 (Scopus, 2018).

Dr. Margaret Ho is an Associate Professor at School of Life Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University, China. She is an editorial board member for the journal “ASN Neuro” and a reviewer for a number of journals. Her research focuses on functions of neuroglia in neural circuits and neurodegenerative diseases. She has published more than 20 research articles in this field.

Dr. Vladimir Parpura is Professor at the Department of Neurobiology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA;  and Honorary Professor at University of Rijeka, Croatia. He is President of the American Society for Neurochemistry. He is a Member of Academia Europaea and a Corresponding Member of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He discovered astrocyte-neuron glutamate-mediated signaling pathway, i.e. gliotransmission. Parpura has been interfacing neuroscience with nanoscience/nanotechnology, neurochemistry, synthetic biology and biomedical engineering.

Dr. Robert Zorec is Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, a Member of Academia Europaea (London) and the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (est. 1693 as Academia Operosorum, currently acting as Vice-President), and has been a Member of the Committee for Advanced Therapies at the European Medicine’s Agency (London), 2009-2013. His research focus are molecular mechanisms of regulated exocytosis and single cell physiology studies. Independently of the Nobel Laureate Erwin Neher, he developed his own membrane capacitance measurements technology to monitor vesicle trafficking mechanisms in eukaryotic cells. In the field of neuroglia his work established that, as in neurons, vesicle-based mechanisms operate in these cells, however at  a  much slower time-domain than in neurons, and that these cells represent excitation-energy coupling hubs in the central nervous system. Based on membrane fusion experiments, his lab has developed autologous advanced cell-based medicines (i.e.HybriCure® an immunohybridoma-based immunotherapy) to treat castration resistant prostate cancer with encouraging results for the patients.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-9913-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9912-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuroglia in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Editors
  • Alexei Verkhratsky
  • Margaret Ho
  • Robert Zorec
  • Vladimir Parpura
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
1175
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9913-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9913-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9912-1
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 405
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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