Oxidative Stress and Free Radical Damage in Neurology

  • Natan Gadoth
  • Hans Hilmar Göbel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. K. G. Todd, L. L. Jantzie, Po-Yin Cheung
    Pages 47-63
  3. Helga E. de Vries, Gerty Schreibelt, Jack van Horssen
    Pages 65-77
  4. D. Craig Hooper, Marzena J. Fabis, Anirban Roy
    Pages 79-98
  5. Saba A¨d, Sang-Ho Choi, Christopher D. Toscano, Francesca Bosetti
    Pages 119-136
  6. Arianna Vignini
    Pages 137-152
  7. Tali Siman-Tov, Natan Gadoth
    Pages 153-167
  8. Or Kakhlon, Bill Breuer, Arnold Munnich, Z. Ioav Cabantchik
    Pages 169-190
  9. Jacob Vaya, Yuval Aluf, John P. M. Finberg
    Pages 191-223
  10. Mary Kay Koenig, Ian J. Butler
    Pages 225-234
  11. Haim Sohmer, Cahtia Adelman
    Pages 235-252
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 313-323

About this book

Introduction

The role of free radicals and oxidative stress in neurological disorders has only recently been recognized, leaving clinical neurologists to seek in vain for information on the subject even in major textbooks. What published information there is may consist of brief reminders of the possible association of superoxidase dismutase with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and nitrous oxide with migraine. With luck they may also find information on the purported role of free radicals in the pathogenesis of traumatic brain injury. Oxidative Stress and Free Radical Damage in Neurology sets the record straight, focusing on clinical and research issues regarding the interplay of free radicals and the human nervous system. Crucially, the chapters cover numerous antioxidants and their possible therapeutic role in neurological disorders. Key illnesses such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s are analyzed, and chapters also examine more general issues such as the link between free radicals and inflammation of the central nervous system. Clinicians and laboratory researchers alike will find that this book augments their understanding not only of the widespread involvement of free radicals in the central nervous system but also of some uncertainties surrounding whether free radical damage in neurology plays a primary or secondary role.

Editors and affiliations

  • Natan Gadoth
    • 1
  • Hans Hilmar Göbel
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical School, Dept. NeurologyTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Neurochirurgische Klinik, Abt. NeuropathologieUniversitätsklinikum MainzMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60327-514-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-513-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-514-9
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