Hot Topics in Neural Membrane Lipidology (Paperback)

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Neural Membranes: A Pandora's Box of Lipid Mediators.- Interplay Among Glycerophospholipid, Sphingolipid, and Cholesterol-Derived Lipid Mediators in Brain: A Matter of Life and Death.- Janus Face of Phospholipase A2: Role of Phospholipase A2 in Neural Cell Survival and Death.- Glycerophospholipid Metabolism in the Nucleus: Cross Talk Among Phospholipase A2, Phospholipase C and Phospholipase D.- Ether Glycerophospholipids: The Workhorse Lipids of Neural Membranes.- Excitotoxicity-Mediated Neurochemical Changes in Neurological Disorders.- Recent Developments on Kainate-Mediated Neurotoxicity and Their Association with Generation of Lipid Mediators.- Beneficial Effects of Docosahexaenoic Acid on Health of the Human Brain.- Effects of Statins and n-3 Fatty Acids on Heart and Brain Tissues: The Clash of the Titans.- Apoptosis and Necrosis in Brain: Contribution of Glycerophospholipid, Sphingolipid, and Cholesterol-Derived Lipid Mediators.- Perspective and Directions for Future Developments on Glycerophospholipid-, Sphingolipid-, and Cholesterol-Derived Lipid Mediators.

About the Author


About the Author: Akhlaq A. Farooqui is a leader in the field of brain phospholipases A2, bioactive ether lipid metabolism, and glutamate-mediated neurotoxicity. He has discovered the stimulation of plasmalogen-selective phospholipase A2 activity in brains from patients with Alzheimer disease, and published cutting edge research on the generation and identification of glycerophospholipid, sphingolipid, and cholesterol-derived lipid mediators in kainic acid neurotoxicity. He has authored three monographs: Glycerophospholipids in Brain: Phospholipase A2 in Neurological Disorders (2007); Neurochemical Aspects of Excitotoxicity (2008); and Metabolism and Functions of Bioactive Ether Lipids in Brain (2008). All monographs are published by Springer, New York.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781441918826
ISBN-10: 1441918825
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: October 6th, 2010
Pages: 408
Language: English