* Examines the variety of roles that chaperones play in neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's disease and Parkinson's disease. * Caters to the ever-growing, global aging population.
The intersection of molecular chaperones and neurodegeneration is an intensely studied area because of the potential of manipulating the expression of molecular chaperones to thwart the progression of debilitating diseases. Encompassing contributions from leading experts, <i>Molecular Chaperones and Protection from Neurodegenerative Proteopathies</i> provides an in-depth examination of how protein chaperones are involved in protecting cells from toxic aggregated or misfolded protein states responsible for such diseases as Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases. Addressing the subject from both research and clinical perspectives, the book will appeal to scientists working in these areas of research.
Stephan N. Witt
is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He obtained his PhD in biophysical chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.??Dr. Witt is a member of the editorial board of Cell Stress and Chaperones. He has served on numerous NIH study sections, has authored over forty scientific publications, and edited a book on using yeast as a model for human disease. His research focuses on identifying genes and small molecules that can be used against Parkinson's disease.