Editor: Anil Kumar, Kanwaljit Chopra, Anurag Kuhad, Sangeeta Pilkhwal Sah & Sandip V Pawar

Animal Models for Neurological Disorders

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ISBN: 978-981-5039-69-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5039-68-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97898150396891210101

Introduction

Animal disease models are a vital tool to study diseases and associated conditions. Studies on animal models can, in some cases, be used as a basis for modeling and understanding human diseases. Biomedical scientists face a challenge to choose the correct animal model to study disease pathology, and neurological diseases are no exception to this rule.

Animal Models for Neurological Disorders covers different animal models which have been used for studying neurological disorders. 13 topical chapters have been contributed by a group of experts on the subject with an aim to cover emerging experimental models of a range of neurological diseases encountered in the clinic including Alzheimer’s disease, psychosis, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s disease, vascular dementia, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis and brain tumors, among others. The chapters also inform readers about relevant clinical correlations in each disease model where appropriate.

Animal Models for Neurological Disorders is intended for all scholarly researchers and students of biomedical sciences, pharmacology, medicine (oncology, neurology, psychiatry), pharmacy, biochemistry, and biotechnology. The organized contents of the book also serve as a quick reference point for scientists working in applied areas of neuroscience including the study of neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive dysfunction in living organisms.

Audience: Scholarly researchers and students of biomedical sciences, pharmacology, medicine (oncology, neurology, psychiatry), pharmacy, biochemistry, biotechnology; scientists working in applied areas of experimental pharmacology, neuroscience including the study of neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive dysfunction in living organisms.

Preface

The selection of a suitable preclinical, experimental model is one of the challenges for any pharmacologist or biomedical scientist, or researcher. The animal model is one of the essential tools to study any disease conditions and related pathologies. This is also a challenge for a biomedical scientist to choose or develop correct and suitable or reliable animal models to study the respective disease pathology. Every experimental model has its own advantages, limitations, or weaknesses. These limitations and advantages are very important to consider before the selection of any experimental model to study disease conditions.

Authors in the present book made a significant effort to incorporate the details of various experimental models to study different neurological diseases. Details of these models are well mixed up with the researcher’s self-experience in the laboratory. This book has been written by a group of active researchers with an aim to cover emerging experimental models of various neurological problems, particularly Alzheimer's disease, psychosis, Parkinson's, Huntington disease, vascular dementia, schizophrenia, neurodegenerative disorders, and brain tumor, etc. Authors have made a significant effort to correlate the same with disease conditions. Another feature of the is book is to discuss cognitive dysfunction, which is now very commonly associated with several neurological problems such as diabetes, vascular impairment, and other neurovegetative condition such as Huntington's and Parkinson's disease, etc.

This book is intended for all researchers/scientists/ students of biomedical sciences, pharmacology, medical students, pharmacy students, biochemistry, biotechnology, oncologist, neuropsychiatrist, neurologist, etc., who are working in the areas of neurodegenerative disease, cognitive dysfunction, and neuropsychiatric or medical sciences or life sciences.

Prof. Anil Kumar
Prof. Kanwaljit Chopra
Anurag Kuhad
Sangeeta Pilkhwal Sah
&
Sandip V Pawar
Pharmacology Department, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
UGC Centre of Advanced Studies (UGC-CAS)
Panjab University
India

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