By Hyman M. Schipper
256 pages, sixty seven figures, 6 tables, hardcover This monograph is the 1st of its type to concentration in particular at the position of astroglia in aging-related human neurodegenerative problems and experimental types of CNS senescence and degeneration. As such, this quantity within the Neuroscience Intelligence Unit sequence represents a singular and demanding contribution to the elemental and scientific neuroscience literature. The chapters are grouped into 3 sections: I. Biology of Astrocytes. The chapters during this part will represent a complete dialogue of the identified features of astroglia within the mammalian CNS and the jobs those cells might play within the pathophysiology of neurological issues. II. Astrocytes in Human mind Senescence and Neurodegenerative issues. during this part, the pathology of astrocytes and their putative roles in human CNS senescence and numerous neurodegenerative stipulations are coated in substantial aspect. III. Experimental versions of Astrocyte Senescence: Implications for Neurodegenerative ! affliction. during this ultimate part, experimental methods to the delineation of the function of astroglia in mind getting older and degeneration are defined. This publication should still allure extensively to easy neuroscientists drawn to numerous facets of the biology of those cells in addition to to clinically-oriented investigators focused on the pathogenesis of the foremost human neurodegenerative issues.