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Role of Inflammation in Environmental Neurotoxicity, Vol 3. Advances in Neurotoxicology

  • ID: 4612892
  • Book
  • January 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 351 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Role of Inflammation in Environmental Neurotoxicity, Volume Three, in this comprehensive serial, addresses contemporary advances in neurotoxicology by providing authoritative review articles on key issues in the field. Edited by leading subject experts, topics of note in this new release include Neuroinflammation (Introduction), Organophosphates, Lead, Manganese, Drugs of abuse, Peripheral vs central inflammation, Air pollution, Developmental neurotoxicity, Ethanol, and the Blood brain barrier, amongst other topics.

  • Provides a unique, first of its kind resource
  • Contributed to by world leaders in neurotoxicology
  • Contains a diversity of topics (from molecular to epidemiology) in neurotoxicology

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1. An Introduction to Innate Immunity in the Central Nervous System Gaylia Jean Harry 2. Neuroinflammation in Organophosphate-Induced Neurotoxicity Pamela J. Lein 3. Neuroimmunotoxicology of The Heavy Metal Toxicant Lead David Lawrence 4. The Role of Manganese in Neuroinflammation Anumantha G. Kanthasamy 5. Inflammatory Mechanisms of Abused Drugs Bryan Yamamoto 6. Overview of Peripheral and Central Inflammatory Responses and their Contribution to Neurotoxicity Nick Filipov 7. Neurotoxicity of Air Pollution: Role of Neuroinflammation L. Costa and Lucio G. Costa 8. The role of neuroinflammation in developmental neurotoxicity, tackling complexity in children's exposures and outcomes Amedeo D'Angiulli 9. Role of Neuroinflammation in Ethanol Neurotoxicity Consuelo Guerri 10. Blood-Brain Barrier at the Interface of Air pollution-Associated Neurotoxicity and Neuroinflammation Matthew J. Campen
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Aschner, Michael
Dr. Aschner serves as the Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Molecular Pharmacology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He served on numerous toxicology panels (Institute of Medicine, US Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Disease Control), and is a member of the Neurotoxicology and Alcohol study section (NIH). Research in our lab focuses on the following topics: (1) Modulation of C. elegans genes (aat, skn-1, daf-16) that are homologous to mammalian regulators of MeHg uptake and cellular resistance will modify dopaminergic neurodegeneration in response to MeHg exposure. (2) Under conditions of MeHg-induced oxidative stress, Nrf2 (a master regulator of antioxidant responses) coordinates the upregulation of cytoprotective genes that combat MeHg-induced oxidative injury, and that genetic and biochemical changes that negatively impact upon Nrf2 function increase MeHg's neurotoxicity. (3) PARK2, a strong PD genetic risk factor, alters neuronal vulnerability to modifiers of cellular Mn status, particularly at the level of mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress. Our studies are designed to (1) shed novel mechanistic insight into metal-induced neurodegeneration; (2) identify targets for genetic or pharmacologic modulation of neurodegenerative disorders; (3) increase knowledge of the pathway involved in oxidative stress; (4) develop improved research models for human disease using knowledge of environmental sciences.
Costa, Lucio G.
Dr. Lucio G. Costa is Professor of Toxicology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and of Pharmacology/Toxicology at the University of Parma Medical School. He received a doctorate in Pharmacology from the University of Milano in 1977, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Houston. He is a member of several national and international professional organizations, a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, and a European Certified Toxicologist. He received various award for his scientific accomplishments, including the Achievement Award from the Society of Toxicology. He serves in various editorial capacities for several toxicology journals, and is an active manuscript and grant reviewer. Dr. Costa has been the member of dozens of panels and committees at the national and international level dealing with toxicology and risk assessment issues. He has chaired and/or organized symposia at scientific meetings in the United States and internationally. He has been teaching classes in the area of toxicology, neurotoxicology and pharmacology to graduate and medical students for 30 years. He keeps an active research program in the area of neurotoxicology.
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