Cerebrospinal Fluid: Functions, Composition and Disorders


Vendelin Slavik (Editor)
Tereza Dolezal (Editor)

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress, Neurology – Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments
BISAC: MED057000

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)is a clear colorless fluid and the major part of the extracellular fluid of the central nervous system. The CSF fills the brain ventricles and central spinal canal and forms a thin layer around the brain and spinal cord in the subarachnoid space and cisterns. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the functions, composition and disorders relating to the cerebrospinal fluid. Topics include the proteomics of cerebral microdialysate; neuronal cytoskeleton components in cerebrospinal fluid in selected neurological diseases; composition of normal and pathological cerebrospinal fluid in neuropathology; cerebrospinal fluid flow dynamics; and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Cerebrospinal Fluid: Physiology, Biomarker and Methodology
(Chen Xu Wang, Chunyan He, Chiu Yuen To, Jeremy Kulacz, Keith Kattner, Ann Stroink, Department of Biological Science, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA, and others)

Proteomics of Cerebral Microdialysate: A Bench-to-Bedside Approach for the Early Diagnosis of Complicated Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
(Martin H. Maurer, Dept. of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, and others)

Neuronal Cytoskeleton Components in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Selected Neurological Diseases
(Lenka Fialová, Ivan Matouš-Malbohan, Institute of Medical Biochemistry, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and others)

Composition of Normal and Pathological Cerebrospinal Fluid in Neuropathology
(José Manuel González-López, Elena María González-Romarís, Isabel Idoate-Cervantes, Jesús Fernando Escanero-Marcén, Miguel Servet University Hospital, Clinical Biochemistry Service, Zaragoza, Spain, and others)

Towards a Resolution of the Reference Pressure Controversy in Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow Dynamics
(Kalyan Raman, P. Sundar, Integrated Marketing Communications, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, and others)

Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease
(Eliana Venturelli, Chiara Villa, Elio Scarpini, Dept. of Neurological Sciences, University of Milan, IRCCS Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore, Policlinico, Milan, Italy)*

Lipoproteins and Apolipoproteins in Human Cerebrospinal Fluid: A New Role of Lipoprotein(a) and Apolipoprotein(a) in the Neurological Diseases Characterized by
Blood-Cerebrospinal Fluid Barrier Dysfunction
(Gabriella Pepe, Guglielmina Chimienti, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Italy, and others)*


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