Brain Diseases and Metalloproteins

Author: David R. Brown
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 981436407X
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This book describes the latest research on neurodegenerative disease and metal-binding proteins. It lays strong emphasis on biochemistry and cell biology. The diseases covered in the book include Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, prion disease, and ALS. The chapters separately examine such issues as mechanisms of metal binding, metal-induced structural changes in proteins, alterations in cellular metal metabolism in disease, and attempts at a therapeutic approach based on protein metal binding.

Biometals in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Author: Anthony R. White
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128045639
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Biometals in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Mechanisms and Therapeutics is an authoritative and timely resource bringing together the major findings in the field for ease of access to those working in the field or with an interest in metals and their role in brain function, disease, and as therapeutic targets. Chapters cover metals in Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neuron Disease, Autism and lysosomal storage disorders. This book is written for academic researchers, clinicians and advanced graduate students studying or treating patients in neurodegeneration, neurochemistry, neurology and neurotoxicology. The scientific literature in this field is advancing rapidly, with approximately 300 publications per year adding to our knowledge of how biometals contribute to neurodegenerative diseases. Despite this rapid increase in our understanding of biometals in brain disease, the fields of biomedicine and neuroscience have often overlooked this information. The need to bring the research on biometals in neurodegeneration to the forefront of biomedical research is essential in order to understand neurodegenerative disease processes and develop effective therapeutics. Authoritative and timely resource bringing together the major findings in the field for those with an interest in metals and their role in the brain function, disease, and as therapeutic targets Written for academic researchers, clinicians and advanced graduate students studying, or treating, patients in neurodegeneration, neurochemistry, neurology and neurotoxicology Edited by international leaders in the field who have contributed greatly to the study of metals in neurodegenerative diseases

Biometals in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Author: Anthony R. White
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128045639
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Biometals in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Mechanisms and Therapeutics is an authoritative and timely resource bringing together the major findings in the field for ease of access to those working in the field or with an interest in metals and their role in brain function, disease, and as therapeutic targets. Chapters cover metals in Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neuron Disease, Autism and lysosomal storage disorders. This book is written for academic researchers, clinicians and advanced graduate students studying or treating patients in neurodegeneration, neurochemistry, neurology and neurotoxicology. The scientific literature in this field is advancing rapidly, with approximately 300 publications per year adding to our knowledge of how biometals contribute to neurodegenerative diseases. Despite this rapid increase in our understanding of biometals in brain disease, the fields of biomedicine and neuroscience have often overlooked this information. The need to bring the research on biometals in neurodegeneration to the forefront of biomedical research is essential in order to understand neurodegenerative disease processes and develop effective therapeutics. Authoritative and timely resource bringing together the major findings in the field for those with an interest in metals and their role in the brain function, disease, and as therapeutic targets Written for academic researchers, clinicians and advanced graduate students studying, or treating, patients in neurodegeneration, neurochemistry, neurology and neurotoxicology Edited by international leaders in the field who have contributed greatly to the study of metals in neurodegenerative diseases

Metalloproteins Advances in Research and Application 2012 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464998272
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Metalloproteins—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Metalloproteins. The editors have built Metalloproteins—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Metalloproteins in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Metalloproteins—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Metals and Neurodegeneration Restoring the Balance

Author: Anthony R. White
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889197395
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Biometals such as copper, zinc and iron have key biological functions, however, aberrant metabolism can lead to detrimental effects on cell function and survival. These biometals have important roles in the brain, driving cellular respiration, antioxidant activity, intracellular signaling and many additional structural and enzymatic functions. There is now considerable evidence that abnormal biometal homeostasis is a key feature of many neurodegenerative diseases and may have an important role in the onset and progression of disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, prion and motor neuron diseases. Recent studies also support biometal roles in a number of less common neurodegenerative disorders. The role of biometals in a growing list of brain disorders is supported by evidence from a wide range of sources including molecular genetics, biochemical studies and biometal imaging. These studies have spurred a growing interest in understanding the role of biometals in brain function and disease as well as the development of therapeutic approaches that may be able to restore the altered biometal chemistry of the brain. These approaches range from genetic manipulation of biometal transport to chelation of excess metals or delivery of metals where levels are deficient. A number of these approaches are offering promising results in cellular and animal models of neurodegeneration with successful translation to pre-clinical and clinical trials. At a time of aging populations and slow progress in development of neurotherapeutics to treat age-related neurodegenerative diseases, there is now a critical need to further our understanding of biometals in neurodegeneration. This issue covers a broad range of topics related to biometals and their role in neurodegeneration. It is hoped that this will inspire greater discussion and exchange of ideas in this crucial area of research and lead to positive outcomes for sufferers of these neurodegenerative diseases.

Metal Ions in Neurological Systems

Author: Wolfgang Linert
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3709110017
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Metal ions in the brain are a necessity as well as a poison. The presence of metal ions in the active sites of biological catalysts or metalloproteins and in the biological functioning of nucleic acids is very well documented and they are required for brain activity. On the other hand, metals are very effective in generating oxidative stress. This effect does not only play a role in immunology but also is the root of practically all neurodegenerative disorders by inducing disease via the death of neurons. Managing metal ions in the brain could therefore be an important strategy in the search for therapeutic agents used in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. This new title gives an overview to key topics in the area of metal ions in the brain. It focuses on the role of metal ions in neurological systems by describing their advantageous functions as well as their poisonous features. It is therefore of interest for scientists in biochemistry and biophysics, physiology, toxicology as well as for physicians focused on this topic.

Metallochemistry of Neurodegeneration

Author: Henryk Kozłowski (PhD.)
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 0854043608
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Bioinorganic chemistry has a cross disciplinary approach, applying the principles of chemistry to biological systems. Metallochemistry of Neurodegeneration: Biological, Chemical and Genetic Aspects discusses the rapidly developing area of metals in the nervous system and their role in neurodegenerative disease, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and prion diseases. Written by leading experts in their fields, each chapter combines elements of genetics, biochemistry and biological inorganic chemistry in its discussion. The book highlights the differences in pathologies of neurodegenerative diseases but also discusses the mechanistic similarities. Sections include: metal ions and prion diseases; metal ions and Alzheimer disease; manganese in brain functioning; metal involvement in Parkinson disease; Cu-Zn superoxide dismutase and familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This book will appeal to both chemists and biologists at the postgraduate and research level.

Metallomics

Author: Marco Aurélio Zezzi Arruda
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319901435
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This book covers the new Omics area, Metallomics. As Metallomics is intrinsically a transdisciplinary area, this book is authored by experts in the field on such diverse topics as Environmental, Nuclear, and Human Metallomics. Within these topics metals play important role, as being part of biomolecules, controlling different biochemical process, being signaling agents, being catalyst of biochemical reactions, among others. This volume demonstrates the importance of more investigation about metals and their interactions with biomolecules. As the knowledge in this field is growing and growing daily, then new challenges concerning studies involving Metallomics is appearing, such as comparative metallomics, speciation metallomics, real-time metallomics, new predictions of metals in biomolecules, metalloprotein databank expansion, interactions between metalloprotein-metalloprotein, among others.

Alzheimer s Disease

Author: Rob Bradbury
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540742296
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume will first review existing cholinesterase inhibitors prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients followed by some target mechanisms with ongoing clinical trials. It offers a glimpse of what our future medicine cabinets may look like for AD patients. This volume is part of a series that covers hot topics of frontier research summarized by reputed scientists in the field.

Metalloproteomics

Author: Eugene Permyakov
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470447741
Format: PDF
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Synthesizes the current knowledge in the field and provides new insights into medical applications Metalloproteomics is the large-scale study of metal-binding proteins. These proteins, which represent about one quarter of all the proteins in the Protein Data Bank, play important roles in all biological systems and all biological processes. Metalloproteomics provides the latest information on all major families of metal-binding proteins, including their structural, physico-chemical, and functional properties, enabling readers to better understand these proteins. Moreover, the book demonstrates how understanding the structures, properties, and functions of intracellular and extracellular metal-binding proteins may unlock the key to drug development for the treatment of a myriad of diseases. Written by Eugene Permyakov, an international expert and pioneer in the structural analysis of metal-binding proteins, the book offers Theoretical introduction to cation binding Broad range of methods for investigating the binding of different cations to proteins Characteristics of interactions of physiologically important cations of Ca, Mg, Zn, Fe, Mn, Co, Cu, Ni, Mo, W, Na, and K with proteins Detailed considerations of structural and physico-chemical properties of the metal-binding proteins Interactions of all other metal cations with proteins Interactions of different types of cations with nucleic acids Throughout the text, the author integrates principles of proteomics. In addition, detailed examples underscore the role metal-binding proteins play in health and medicine. Bringing together and analyzing all the latest findings, Metalloproteomics' scope and level of insight are unparalleled. It is recommended for biophysicists, biochemists, enzymologists, cell and molecular biologists, protein and peptide scientists, organic and bioinorganic chemists, and chemical biologists.