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Protein chaperones and protection from neurodegenerative diseases.


Protein chaperones and protection from neurodegenerative diseases.

Ed. by Stephan N. Witt.

John Wiley & Sons


427 pages



Wiley series on protein and peptide science


"A molecular chaperone briefly accompanies its substrate protein and makes sure that the substrate makes no inappropriate inter- and intramolecular interactions," writes Witt (biochemistry and molecular biology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) in his introduction. He explains that molecular chaperones protect neurons from toxic protein aggregates, which are at the root of diseases such as Alzheimer's, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington's, Parkinson's, prion diseases, and others. Twelve contributed chapters address the specifics.

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Date:Dec 1, 2011
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