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Mechanisms of Neuroinflammation

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ISBN: 9789535134510 9789535134527 Year: Pages: 318 DOI: 10.5772/66067 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Neurology
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""Mechanisms of Neuroinflammation"" book explains how the neuronal cells become swollen at the moment of the blood-brain barrier disruption and how they lose their immunological isolation. A cascade of cytokines and immune cells from the bloodstream enters the nervous system, inflaming neurons and activating the glia. This produces a neuroinflammatory process that can generate different neurodegenerative diseases. Better understanding of mechanisms that are activated at the time when the damage to the brain occurs could lead to the development of suitable therapies that revert the neuronal inflammation and thus prevent further damage to the nervous system.

Serotonin - A Chemical Messenger Between All Types of Living Cells

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ISBN: 9789535133612 9789535133629 Year: Pages: 316 DOI: 10.5772/65233 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Biochemistry --- Neurology
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Serotonin - A Chemical Messenger Between All Types of Living Cells is a very interesting book on the most ancient neurotransmitter, hormone and trophic factor serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT). This unique chemical is present in all living cells including plants and animals. This book will take us through a serene journey of the evolutionary history of serotonin and its role from man to mollusk. There are many interesting chapters incorporated in this book, including novel approaches for detecting minor metabolites of serotonin in human plasma, production and function of serotonin in cardiac cells, immuno-thrombotic effects of serotonin in platelets to the identification and localization of serotonin in the nervous system and gonad of bivalve mollusks.

Synaptic Plasticity

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ISBN: 9789535132332 9789535132349 Year: Pages: 222 DOI: 10.5772/63260 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Surgery
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Nerve cells form thousands of contact points, the synapses, to communicate information with other neurons and target cells. Synapses are sites for changes in brain function through modification of synaptic transmission termed synaptic plasticity. The study of synaptic plasticity has flourished over the years with the advancement of technical breakthroughs and is a timely scientific endeavor today just like it was several decades ago. This book contributes to our understanding of synaptic plasticity at the molecular, biochemical, and cellular systems and behavioral level and informs the reader about its clinical relevance. The book contains ten chapters in three sections: (1) ""Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity,"" (2) ""Neural Plasticity,"" and (3) ""Plasticity and Neurological Diseases."" The book provides detailed and current reviews in these different areas written by experts in their respective fields. The mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and its relation to neurological diseases are featured prominently as a recurring theme throughout most chapters. This book will be most useful for neuroscientists and other scientists alike and will contribute to the training of current and future students who find the plastic nervous system as fascinating as many generations before them.

The Amygdala - Where Emotions Shape Perception, Learning and Memories

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ISBN: 9789535132493 9789535132509 Year: Pages: 336 DOI: 10.5772/63124 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Physiology --- Cytology
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The amygdala is a central component of the limbic system, which is known to play a critical role in emotional processing of learning and memory. Over these last 20 years, major advances in techniques for examining brain activity greatly helped the scientific community to determine the nature of the contribution of the amygdala to these fundamental aspects of cognition. Combined with new conceptual breakthroughs, research data obtained in animals and humans have also provided major insights into our understanding of the processes by which amygdala dysfunction contributes to various brain disorders, such as autism or Alzheimer's disease. Although the primary goal of this book is to inform experts and newcomers of some of the latest data in the field of brain structures involved in the mechanisms underlying emotional learning and memory, we hope it will also help stimulate discussion on the functional role of the amygdala and connected brain structures in these mechanisms.

Physical Disabilities - Therapeutic Implications

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ISBN: 9789535132479 9789535132486 Year: Pages: 178 DOI: 10.5772/65159 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Neurology
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This book, Physical Disabilities - Therapeutic Implications, presents reports on a wide range of areas in the field of neurobiological disabilities, including movement disorders (Uner Tan syndrome, genetic and environmental influences, chronic brain damage, stroke, and pediatric disabilities) related to physical and stem cell therapy. Studies are presented from researchers around the world, looking at aspects as wide-ranging as the genetics, wheelchair, and robotics behind the conditions to new and innovative therapeutic approaches.

Event-Related Potentials and Evoked Potentials

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ISBN: 9789535136392 9789535136408 Year: Pages: 92 DOI: 10.5772/65183 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Neurology
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This edited volume Event-Related Potentials and Evoked Potentials is a collection of reviewed and relevant research chapters, offering a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of medicine and health sciences. The book comprises single chapters authored by various researchers and edited by an expert active in the field of event-related potential (ERP). An event-related potential (ERP) is the measured brain response that is the direct result of a specific sensory, cognitive, or motor event. Each chapter is complete in itself but united under a common research study topic. This publication aims at providing a thorough overview of the latest research efforts by international authors in noninvasive means of evaluating brain functioning and opens new possible research paths for further novel developments.

Electroencephalography

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ISBN: 9789535136378 9789535136385 Year: Pages: 100 DOI: 10.5772/65169 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Neurology
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This edited volume Electroencephalography is a collection of reviewed and relevant research chapters, offering a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of medicine and health sciences. The book comprises single chapters authored by various researchers and edited by an expert active in the electrophysiological monitoring method research area. Each chapter is complete in itself but united under a common research study topic. This publication aims at providing a thorough overview of the latest research efforts by international authors on electrophysiological monitoring method and opens new possible research paths for further novel developments.

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