Advances in Research on Neurodegeneration

Volume 7

  • Y. Mizuno
  • D. B. Calne
  • R. Horowski
  • W. Poewe
  • P. Riederer
  • M. B. H. Youdim
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. C. L. Wellington, B. R. Leavitt, M. R. Hayden
    Pages 1-17
  3. N. Shimizu, S. Asakawa, S. Minoshima, T. Kitada, N. Hattori, H. Matsumine et al.
    Pages 19-30
  4. Y.-H. Suh, H.-S. Kim, J. P. Lee, C. H. Park, S.-J. Jeong, S.-S. Kim et al.
    Pages 65-82
  5. M. B. H. Youdim, M. Gassen, A. Gross, S. Mandel, E. Grünblatt
    Pages 83-96
  6. S. Hisahara, R. Takano, S. Shoji, H. Okano, M. Miura
    Pages 135-142
  7. T. Nagatsu, M. Mogi, H. Ichinose, A. Togari
    Pages 143-151
  8. K. Ozawa, D.-S. Fan, Y. Shen, S. Muramatsu, K. Fujimoto, K. Ikeguchi et al.
    Pages 181-191
  9. S. Pouly, J. P. Antel, U. Ladiwala, J. Nalbantoglu, B. Becher
    Pages 193-203
  10. K. Fujihara, I. Nakashima, Y. Itoyama
    Pages 205-214

About these proceedings


We organized the Seventh International Winter Conference on Neurodegeneration and Neuroinflammation in a small town of Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture in Japan on January 20 to 22, 1999. Karuizawa is a nice summer as well as winter resort close to the place for winter Olympic game in the year of 1998. Over 40 scientists gathered together and made hot discussion. Neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation are two major and important neurologic disorders, in which satisfactory neuroprotective and neurorestorative treatment is not available yet. For this purpose, understanding of molecular mechanisms of neuronal cell death in these two disorders is imperative. Recently, pathologic processes common to these two groups of disorders have been identified such as the involvement of inflammatory changes, microglia, cytokines, and apoptosis. We intended to involve scientists working in these two major fields together to participate in hot and fruitful discussion for the understanding of neuronal death and for developing newer methods of treatment. The science is progressing so rapidly today and we are working in a very narrow specialized area. Sometimes, we are ignorant about important discoveries in other fields. This conference was a nice opportunity for scien­ tists working different areas to meet together and to exchange their experi­ ence. This volume is the proceedings of this Winter Conference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Y. Mizuno
    • 1
  • D. B. Calne
    • 2
  • R. Horowski
    • 3
  • W. Poewe
    • 4
  • P. Riederer
    • 5
  • M. B. H. Youdim
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyJuntendo University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Neurodegenerative Disorders Centre, Faculty of MedicineUniversity HospitalVancouverCanada
  3. 3.Clinical ResearchSchering AGBerlinFederal Republic of Germany
  4. 4.Department of NeurologyUniversity of InnsbruckAustria
  5. 5.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of WürzburgFederal Republic of Germany
  6. 6.Rappaport Family Institute for Research in the Medical SciencesHaifaIsrael

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