Alterations in the Neuronal Cytoskeleton in Alzheimer by Steven S. M. Chin, Ronald K. H. Liem (auth.), George Perry

By Steven S. M. Chin, Ronald K. H. Liem (auth.), George Perry (eds.)

The neuronal cytoskeleton is a posh constitution aware of either intrinsic and extrinsic elements. outlined populations of neurons within the brains of sufferers with Alzheimer and several neurodegenerative ailments comprise irregular filamentous accumulations which percentage components with the cytoskeleton. even supposing there's a normal consensus that those irregular filaments do comprise cytoskeletal parts, a lot debate is still relating to which cytoskeletal components are included and no matter if the cytoskeletal rearrangement is basic or secondary to different mobile alterations. during this ebook those questions are addressed in a historic perspect­ ive in mild of latest information that enables the reinterpretation of formerly stated effects. Contributions are in response to some of the significant tech­ niques of contemporary biology together with biochemistry, molecular biology, electron microscopy and immunocytochemistry. within the view of the editor, this quantity is being written at a time while our knowing of the cytopathology of Alzheimer affliction is relocating from predominantly descriptive to either analytical and mechanistic. i'm hoping that this contribution will offer impetus to hurry this transi­ tion. George Perry Cleveland, Ohio vii ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The help of the Fidia Pharmaceutic company for the pc­ generated colour determine on web page sixty five is gratefully acknowledged.

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