This book was invited after we had organized a symposium at the 2007 British Neuroscience Association (BNA) entitled “Synaptic origami: protein folding at the synapse.” This poetic title was derived from our intention to drive a convergent discussion on protein folding pathways from insights on the emerging molecular neurobiology of synapse function and its involvement in major neurodegenerative brain diseases. This aim remains in its infancy but the original inception has encouraged Springer to facilitate the production of a book built around the concepts that fired the original symposia.
KeywordsMolecular Chaperone Prion Disease Motor Neuron Disease Synaptic Function Synaptic Dysfunction
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