TitleMicronutrients and brain health [electronic resource] / edited by Lester Packer ... [et al.]
Imprint Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, c2010
Connect tohttp://marc.crcnetbase.com/isbn/9781420073522
Descript xxi, 434 p., [4] p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.)

SUMMARY

"Under the direction of leading experts in oxidative stress, this book addresses cutting-edge areas of research regarding micronutrients and the brain. It discusses identification of brain-specific micronutrients that support function and molecular mechanisms underlying neuroprotectant activity. The book covers age-related metabolic pathways, mitochondrial nutrients, and neurodegeneration. Additional chapters cover flavonoids, cell signaling, and neuronal functions, as well as the role of choline, amino acids, metals, and other micronutrients in brain health and function. The text places a particular emphasis on lipoic acid, which is shown to be a therapeutic agent in neuropathologies."--Publisher's description


CONTENT

Neuroprotection after cardiac arrest by avoiding acute hyperoxia and by antioxidant genomic postconditioning / Gary Fiskum and Robert E. Rosenthal -- The neuroprotective role of micronutrients in Parkinson's disease / Kristen Malkus, Elpida Tsika, and Harry Ischiropoulos -- Phytoestrogens and brain health / Liqin Zhao and Roberta Diaz Brinton -- Food antioxidants and Alzheimer's disease / Emma Ramiro-Puig ... [et al.] -- Micronutrient antioxidants, cognition, and neuropathology: a longitudinal study in the canine model of human aging / Wycliffe O. Opii and Elizabeth Head -- Excitatory amino acids, S-nitrosylation, and protein misfolding in neurodegenerative disease: protection by memantine and nitromemantine at NMDA-gated channels / Tomohiro Nakamura and Stuart A. Lipton -- Cognitive and behavioral consequences of iron deficiency in women of reproductive age / Laura E. Murray-Kolb -- Micronutrient needs of the developing brain: priorities and assessment / Anita J. Fuglestad, Sara E. Ramel, and Michael K. Georgieff -- Therapeutics of Alzheimer's disease based on metal bioavailability / Su San Mok and Ashley I. Bush -- Lipoic acid as a novel treatment for mild cognitive impairment and early-stage Alzheimer's disease / Annette Maczurek ... [et al.]


Brain -- Metabolism Trace elements in nutrition Nutrition Neuroprotective agents Oxidative stress Electronic books.