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Brain Enhancement and Other Magical Beliefs

Gary L. Wenk

in Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388541
eISBN:
9780199863587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388541.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

No drugs or nutrients are currently available that can reverse the primary cause of cognitive decline: normal aging. Also, it is currently impossible to enhance the function of a normal brain. These ... More


The Nigro-Striatal DA Neurons and Mechanisms of Their Degeneration in Parkinson’s Disease

Kjell Fuxe, Daniel Marcellino, Tiziana Antonelli, Giuseppa Mudó, Paul Manger, Susanna Genedani, Luca Ferraro, Natale Belluardo, Sergio Tanganelli, and Luigi F. Agnati

in From Development to Degeneration and Regeneration of the Nervous System

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195369007
eISBN:
9780199865253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369007.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

This chapter focuses on the link between correct mitochondrial function and the function of the plasma membrane ion channels and receptors, especially KATPM channels, P2x7 channels, and Cav 1.3 Ca2+ ... More


Life Stages, Hormones, and Brain Remodeling: Disease and Neuroprotection

Luis Miguel García-Segura

in Hormones and Brain Plasticity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326611
eISBN:
9780199864881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326611.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter examines, with more detail and in a broader context, the interaction of hormones and brain plasticity under pathological conditions. It begins by reviewing the evidence indicating that ... More


Proteases In Β-Amyloid Metabolism: Potential Therapeutic Targets Against Alzheimer‘;S Disease

Noureddine Brakch and Mohamed Rholam

in Neurovascular Medicine: Pursuing Cellular Longevity for Healthy Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326697
eISBN:
9780199864874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326697.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Proteases are extremely important signaling molecules that are involved in numerous vital processes. Protease signaling pathways are strictly regulated, and therefore the dysregulation of their ... More


Cannabinoids and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Linda A. Parker

in Cannabinoids and the Brain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Cannabinoids play a neuroprotective function in the brain by reducing the release of excitatory glutamate release and by their anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. THC acts on both CB1 and CB2 ... More


Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis

Gareth Pryce and David Baker

in Handbook of Cannabis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199662685
eISBN:
9780191787560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.003.0026
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

There are numerous reports that multiple sclerosis (MS) patients have for many years been self-medicating with illegal street cannabis to alleviate the symptoms associated with MS. These anecdotal ... More


Neurodegenerative Disorders Other Than Multiple Sclerosis

Javier Fernández-Ruiz, Eva de Lago, María Gómez-Ruiz, Concepción García, Onintza Sagredo, and Moisés García-Arencibia

in Handbook of Cannabis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199662685
eISBN:
9780191787560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.003.0027
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on the neuroprotective properties of phytocannabinoids, beginning with a description of those cellular and molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways underlying these properties ... More


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