Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 110

Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology
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The chapters in this volume present the latest developments in medicine and biology. Chapter One reviews parkin and other proteins of Parkinson’s Disease. Chapter Two discusses hyperlipidemia, its impact on the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and the use of statins, as well as both yeast polysaccharides and other miscellaneous newer and investigational non-statin agents, to treat hyperlipidemia. Chapter Three summarizes the concept, pathogenesis, variables and treatment of Mitochondrial dysfunction in severe hemorrhagic shock. Chapter Four reviews use of telomerase-targeted replicative adenoviruses for cancer treatment and diagnosis. Chapter Five evaluates the swelling and diffusional behavior of guar gum for the controlled release of bioactive agents. Chapter Six reviews both in vitro and in vivo studies that were carried out to check the activity of phytoestrogens used in topical products. Chapter Seven presents the potential application of phytoestrogens to alleviate the symptoms of climacteric. Chapter Eight provides preventive measure of developing osteonecrosis of the jaw in patients receiving bisphophonate therapy. Chapter Nine investigates the possible mechanisms of the protective effect of glutamine on animal models and its use in the clinic. Chapter Ten presents relevant features of the glutamine role in immune pathways, energy metabolism and exercise, highlighting the relationships between glutamine supplementation and performance in adult subjects with different levels of activity. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1. Parkin and other Proteins of Parkinson's Disease
Jolanta Dorszewska, Marta Kowalska, Wiktoria Blaszczak, Katarzyna Wize, and Wojciech Kozubski (Laboratory of Neurobiology, Department of Neurology, Chair and Department of Neurology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland)

Chapter 2. Statins and Yeast Polysaccharides in the Treatment of Hyperlipidemia and Liver Steatosis, Role of Autophagy
T. P. Johnston, T. A. Korolenko and N. P. Bgatova (Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA, and others)

Chapter 3. Protection against Mitochondrial and Cell Damage – A New Approach to Treat Severe Hemorrhagic Shock
Z. H. Zeng, S. Q. Xu and K. S. Zhao (Department of Critical Care Medicine, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University. Guangzhou, China, and others)

Chapter 4. Telomerase-Targeted Replicative Adenoviruses for Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
Hiroshi Tazawa, Shunsuke Kagawa, Kunitoshi Shigeyasu and Toshiyoshi Fujiwara (Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan, and others)

Chapter 5. Evaluation of the Swelling and Diffusional Behavior of Guar Gum for the Controlled Release of Bioactive agents
John Rojas and Yhors Ciro (Department of Pharmacy, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Columbia)

Chapter 6. The Application of Phytoestrogens in Cosmetic Industry
Alicja Kapuœciñska, Anna Olejnik and Izabela Nowak (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznañ, Faculty of Chemistry, Poznañ, Poland)

Chapter 7. The Potential Role of Phytoestrogens in Hormonal Replacement Therapy
Alicja Kapuœciñska, Anna Olejnik and Izabela Nowak (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznañ, Faculty of Chemistry, Poznañ, Poland)

Chapter 8. Preventive Measures of Developing Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in Patients Receiving Bisphosphonate Therapy
Vladimíra Schwartzová and Peter Kizek (Department of Stomatology Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Faculty of Medicine Košice and University Hospital LP Košice, Slovakia and Jozef Minèík, Private clinic Košice, Slovakia)

Chapter 9. The Oxidative Damage Pathways of Glutamine in Some Clinical Diseases
David Calderón Guzmán, Hugo Juárez Olguín, Ernestina Hernández García, Mónica Punzo Soto, and Gerardo Barragán Mejía (Laboratorio de Neuroquimica, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría (INP), Mexico City, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 10. Glutamine in Sport and Exercise
Hércules Rezende Freitas (Laboratory of Neurochemistry, Carlos Chagas Filho Institute of Biophysics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

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