Phospholipid Metabolism in Brain.- Ether Lipids in Brain.- Phospholipases A2 in Brain.- Roles of Phospholipases A2 in Brain.- Arachidonic Acid and Its Metabolites in Brain.- Docosahexaenoic Acid and Its Metabolites in Brain.- Nonenzymic Metabolites of Arachidonate and Docosahexaenoate in Brain.- Lyso-Glycerophospholipids.- Lysophosphatidic Acid and Its Metabolism in Brain.- Involvement of Phospholipids and Phospholipases A2.- Inhibitors of Phospholipases A2 and Their Use for the Treatment of Neurological Disorders.- Assay Methods for Phospholipase A2 Activities in Brain.- Glycerophospholipids and Phospholipases A2 in Neuropsychiatric Disorders.- Future Perspectives: Metabolic and Functional Aspects of Neural Membrane Glycerophospholipids.
This volume provides a comprehensive description of phospholipid metabolism in brain, activities of phospholipases A2, and their involvement in neurological disorders. The purpose of this book is to present readers with cutting edge information in a lively manner that is useful not only to student and teachers but also to researchers and physicians.
Presents complicated material on phospholipid metabolism that is accessible to neuroscience graduate students
It can be used as a supplement for a range of neuroscience courses
Clinicians will find our book useful for understanding molecular aspects of neurodegeneration in acute neural trauma and neurodegenerative diseases