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Nanomedicine and the Nervous System

1st Edition

Edited by Colin R. Martin, Victor R. Preedy, Ross J. Hunter

CRC Press

380 pages | 26 Color Illus. | 93 B/W Illus.

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The nanosciences encompass a variety of technologies ranging from particles to networks and nanostructures. Nanoparticles can be suitable carriers of therapeutic agents, and nanostructures provide suitable platforms and scaffolds for sub-micro bioengineering. This book focuses on nanomedicine and nanotechnology as applied to the nervous system and the brain. It covers nanoparticle-based immunoassays, nanofiber microbrush arrays, nanoelectrodes, protein nanoassemblies, nanoparticles-assisted imaging, nanomaterials, and ion channels. Additional topics include stem cell imaging, neuronal performance, treatment of stroke and spinal cord injury, and lipid nanostructures.

Table of Contents

General Aspects

Safety of Carbon Nanotubes for Neuronal Tissue, Giuseppe Bardi

Nanoparticle-based Immunoassays and their Applications in Nervous System Biomarker Detection, Chunping Jia, Qinghui Jin, and Jianlong Zhao

Electrical Stimulation of Brain Tissue with Carbon Nanofiber Microbrush Arrays, Edward de Asis, Russell J. Andrews, and Jun Li

Nanoelectrode Arrays for Monitoring and Modulating Nervous System Electrical and Chemical Activity, R.J. Andrews

Probing Protein Nanoassemblies in Neurodegenerative Disease, Min S. Wang and Michael R. Sierks

Nanoparticle-assisted Laser Desorption/ionization (nano-PALDI)-based Imaging Mass Spectrometry (IMS) and its Application to Brain Sciences, S. Hameed, Yuki Sugiura, Yoshishige Kimura, K.K. Shrivas, and Mitsutoshi Setou

Nanomaterials and Ion Channels: Observed Effects and Possible Mechanisms, Lorin M. Jakubek and Robert H. Hurt

Biomolecular Engineering for the Regulation of Alpha-synuclein Nanostructure toward the Development of Alpha-synuclein Targeting Nanomedicine, Natsuki Kobayashi, Jihoon Kim, and Koji Sode

Nanomaterials for Stem Cell Imaging in the Central Nervous System, A. Solanki, S. Shah, Michael H. Koucky, and Ki-Bum Lee

Carbon Nanotubes and Neuronal Performance, Alessandra Fabbro, Francesca Maria Toma, Giada Cellot, Maurizio Prato, and Laura Ballerini


Nanotechnologies for Treatment of Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury, Šárka Kubinová and Eva Syková

Delivering siRNA Using Nanoparticles to the Central Nervous System, S. Neslihan Alpay, Bulent Ozpolat, Hee-Dong Han, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, A.K. Sood, and Hui-Lin Pan

Targeting Drug Delivery to the Brain via Transferrin Anchored Nanoparticles, Jiang Chang and Didier Betbeder

Therapeutic-loaded Lipid Nanostructures and Brain Diseases, Maria Luisa Bondì and Emanuela Fabiola Craparo

Nanocarriers for the Treatment of Brain Tumours, Pauline Resnier, Anne Clavreul, and Catherine Passirani

Electrospinning of Nanofibres for Repair of the Injured Peripheral Nervous System, Dorothee Hodde, José Luis Gerardo-Nava, Ronald Deumens, Jörg Mey, and Gary Anthony Brook

Bridging the Gap for Regeneration after CNS Injury by Nanofiber Scaffolds: Use of SAPNS for Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury, Jiasong Guo, Gilberto K.K. Leung, and Wutian Wu

Nanoparticle-iron Chelator Conjugates as Multifunctional Disease-modifying Drugs for Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, Gang Liu, Ping Men, George Perry, and Mark A. Smith

The Pharmacological and Toxicological Profiles of Carbon Nanotubes as Drug Carriers toward Central Nervous System, Yingge Zhang and Changxiao Liu

About the Editors

Martin\, Colin R.; Preedy\, Victor R.; Hunter\, Ross J.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Neurology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General