The "International Winter Conferences on Neurodegenerationa have become an established forum to discuss various aspects of basic and clinical topics related to the underlying mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders. This volume focuses on Brain Imaging, Enogenous and Exogenous Neurotoxins, Programmed Cell Death, Apoptosis and Necrosis, and Immunoinflammatory Mechanisms, Infective Diseases Causing Neurological Disorders. These topics have been reviewed by invited experts and the articles give an up-to-date reflection of the state of the art in these research fields.
Brain imaging revisited.- Magnetic Resonance: A multimodal approach to the brain?.- Measurement of the dopaminergic degeneration in Parkinson's disease with [123I]?-CIT and SPECT.- rCBF SPECT in Parkinson's disease patients with mental dysfunction.- IBZM- and ?-CIT-SPECT of the dopaminergic system in parkinsonism.- Pathophysiology of movement disorders studied using PET.- Contributions of Positron Emission Tomography to elucidating the pathogenesis of Idiopathic Parkinsonism and Dopa Responsive Dystonia.- Endogenous and exogenous neurotoxins.- Mechanism of 6-Hydroxydopamine neurotoxicity.- Induction of mitosis-related genes during dopamine-triggered apopto-sis in sympathetic neurons.- Neuronal vulnerability in Parkinson's disease.- N-Methyl-(R)salsolinol as a dopaminergic neurotoxin: From an animal model to an early marker of Parkinson's disease.- The halogenated tetrahydro-?-carboline "TaClo": A progressively-acting neurotoxin.- Programmed cell death, apoptosis, necrosis and in between.- Developmental and genetic regulation of programmed neuronal death.- Apoptosis in neurodegenerative disorders.- Mechanisms of cell death in Alzheimer's disease.- Assessment of neurotoxicity and "neuroprotection".- Immunoinflammatory mechanisms, infective diseases causing neurological disorders.- Update on management and genetics of multiple sclerosis.- Pathogenesis of immune-mediated demyelination in the CNS.- Basic mechanisms of brain inflammation.- Cell death in prion disease.
Series: Texts and Monographs in Symbolic Computation,
Number Of Pages: 216
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: AT
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 20.96
Weight (kg): 0.52