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1st Edition

Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae, Volume 1

Edited By

Gian Paolo Rossini

ISBN 9781482210682
Published February 14, 2014 by CRC Press
542 Pages 4 Color & 137 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores the potentiel of stem cells for ameliorating the quality of life of patients with neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. It discusses results of pre-clinical investigations and case studies on the effects of stem cell transplantation on cell death, to promote/stimulate neuroprotection after brain and spinal cord injury through trophic support, cell replacement and remyelination. It covers the maintenance of the balance between stem cells and their progenitors within their niche, both under normal and degenerative processes, ischemic stroke, multiple sclerosis, and brain tumor.

Table of Contents

Toxic microalgae and cyanobacteria
Harmful algae and their toxins: progress, paradoxes and paradigm shifts
Micro-algal and cyanobacterial producers of biotoxins
Detection and identification of toxic microalgae by the use of innovative molecular methodologies
Factors affecting algal toxicity

Microalgal toxins: chemistry and detection
Chemistry and detection of okadaic acid/dinophysistoxins, pectenotoxins and yessotoxins
Chemistry of brevetoxins
The chemistry of ciguatoxins: from the first records to current challenges of monitoring programs
Palytoxins: chemistry and detection
Chemistry and detection of domoic acid and isomers
Current knowledge of paralytic shellfish toxin biosynthesis, molecular detection and evolution
Current understanding and hypotheses on the biosynthesis of microalgal polyether toxins
Total synthesis of marine polycyclic ether natural products
Instrumental methods for determination of marine microalgal toxins
Biological assays for toxin detection: characteristics, potential and critical issues
Marine toxin detection methods in regulation–from validation to implementation

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