Neuroacanthocytosis Syndromes

  • Adrian Danek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

  3. Clinical Context

    1. Khalid Al-Shali, Robert A. Hegele
      Pages 21-30
    2. Shu-Ichi Ueno, Kazue Kamae, Yoriaki Yamashita, Yoshiko Maruki, Yuko Tomemori, Masayuki Nakamura et al.
      Pages 39-43
    3. Hans H. Jung
      Pages 45-53
    4. Ruth H. Walker, Susan Morgello, Barbara Davidoff-Feldman, Ari Melnick, Michael J. Walsh, P. Shashidharan et al.
      Pages 55-65
    5. Thomas Klopstock, Matthias Elstner, Alessandro Malandrini
      Pages 67-70
    6. Benedikt G. H. Schoser, Thomas N. Witt
      Pages 79-86
  4. Organ Involvement

    1. Armando Martínez, María Angeles Mena, Zigmunt Jamrozik, Justo García de Yébenes
      Pages 87-94
    2. Adrian Danek, Laura Sheesley, Michael Tierney, Ingo Uttner, Jordan Grafman
      Pages 95-115
    3. Hartmut Meierkord
      Pages 117-122
    4. Leja Dolenc-Grošelj, Janez Jazbec, Jan Kobal
      Pages 123-125
    5. Maria Teresa Dotti, Alessandro Malandrini, Antonio Federico
      Pages 127-138
    6. Saidi A. Mohiddin, Lameh Fananapazir
      Pages 139-152
  5. Basic Science

  6. Treatment

  7. Summary

    1. Adrian Danek
      Pages 269-275
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 277-288

About this book


Neuroacanthocytosis Syndromes is the first comprehensive review of a field that has not yet received the attention it deserves. Affecting the brain as well as the circulating red cells, these multi-system disorders in the past had often been mistaken for Huntington's disease. Recent breakthroughs have now identified the molecular basis of several of these. This volume grew out of the first international scientific meeting ever devoted to neuroacanthocytosis and provides in-depth information about the state of the art. Its thirty chapters were written by the leading authorities in the field to cover the clinical as well as the basic science perspective, including not only molecular genetics but also experimental pharmacology and cell membrane biology, among others. The book vehemently poses the question of how the membrane deformation of circulating red blood cells relates to degeneration of nerve cells in the brain, the basal ganglia, in particular. It provides a wealth of data that will help to solve an intriguing puzzle and ease the suffering of those affected by one of the neuroacanthocytosis syndromes.


attention gene therapy genes genetics koffie neurons red blood cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Adrian Danek
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurologische KlinikLudwig-Maximilians Universität MünchenGermany

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