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Carotid Body Transplants as a Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

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Autor: Villadiego Luque, Francisco Javier
Muñoz Manchado, Ana Belén
Méndez Ferrer, Simón
Toledo Aral, Juan José
López Barneo, José
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Fisiología Médica y Biofísica
Fecha: 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 978-1849736176
Tipo de documento: Capítulo de Libro
Resumen: Affecting over 1.5 million people across the world, Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological condition characterized, in part, by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta. It affects 1.5% of the global population over 65 years of age. As life expectancy is increasing, over the next few years the number of patients with Parkinson´s disease will grow exponentially. To date, there are no available treatments that are capable of curing Parkinson´s disease, and the current goal of therapy, dopamine replacement strategies, is to reduce symptoms. After several years of disease progression, treatment is complicated by the onset of motor fluctuations and dyskinesias. This information reveals the great importance and social need of finding an effective therapeutic intervention for Parkinson´s disease. This exemplary new book reviews some of the most outstanding examples of new drugs currently in pharmaceutical development or new targets currently undergoin...
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