1st Edition

Endothelial Cell Plasticity in the Normal and Injured Central Nervous System

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ISBN 9781466599215
Published January 28, 2015 by CRC Press
270 Pages 18 Color & 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book highlights the importance of endothelial cells as key players in the functioning of the nervous system under both normal and pathological conditions. The book demonstrates that endothelial cells are an essential and dynamic cell population in the central nervous system, with multiple and complex roles, not only in the maintenance of homeostasis, but also in the regulation of important processes. These include neurogenesis, neural control of reproduction, aging, neurodegeneration, and tumor invasion. The book exhaustively reviews the newest findings in this exciting new area of investigation.

Table of Contents

Embryonic Development of the Brain Vascular System

Endothelial Cells and Maintenance of Neurogenic Niches during Embryonic Development and Adult Life

Alterations of Brain Endothelial Cells in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy: Drug Transporters

Dynamic Control of Endothelial Cells in Neural Reproduction Centers

Blood Vessel Remodeling After Stroke

Systemic Vascular Alterations and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Endothelial Cells, Alzheimer Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

Micro-Vascular Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury

Angiogenesis During Tumor Proliferation and Cell Invasion

Neuronal-Glial-Endothelial Interactions Regulate Central Nervous System Homeostasis

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Edited by

Esperanza Meléndez Herrera, profesor e investigador titular A, Departamento de Zoología, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, México

Bryan V. Phillips-Farfán, investigador en ciencias médicas C, Instituto Nacional de Pediatria, Coyoacán, México

Gabriel Gutiérrez Ospina, investigador titular B, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Coyoacán, México