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The Benefits of Natural Products for Neurodegenerative Diseases

  • M. Mohamed Essa
  • Mohammed Akbar
  • Gilles Guillemin

Part of the Advances in Neurobiology book series (NEUROBIOL, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. N. Satheeshkumar, R. S. K. Vijayan, A. Lingesh, S. Santhikumar, Ch. Vishnuvardhan
    Pages 57-78
  3. Farhan Hussain, Sandeep Mittal, Nirmal Joshee, Prahlad Parajuli
    Pages 79-94
  4. S. Manoharan, M. Mohamed Essa, A. Vinoth, R. Kowsalya, A. Manimaran, R. Selvasundaram
    Pages 95-105
  5. Pranay Srivastava, Rajesh Singh Yadav
    Pages 107-123
  6. Arokiasamy Justin Thenmozhi, Thamilarasan Manivasagam, Musthafa Mohamed Essa
    Pages 153-171
  7. Ana Laura Colín-González, Gabriela Aguilera, Abel Santamaría
    Pages 173-198
  8. J. Guest, R. Grant
    Pages 199-228
  9. Preetham Elumalai, Sreeja Lakshmi
    Pages 229-245
  10. R. Grant, J. Guest
    Pages 247-274
  11. Shinji Soeda, Kosuke Aritake, Yoshihiro Urade, Hiroshi Sato, Yukihiro Shoyama
    Pages 275-292
  12. M. Ishwarya, R. T. Narendhirakannan
    Pages 293-306
  13. Vishal Jain
    Pages 307-321
  14. Padmanabhan Mannangatti, Kamalakkannan Narasimha Naidu
    Pages 323-336
  15. Mohammad Abdur Rashid, Mahmuda Haque, Mohammed Akbar
    Pages 355-365

About this book


Focuses on the effects of natural products and their active components on brain function and neurodegenerative disease prevention. Phytochemicals such as alkaloids, terpenes, flavanoids, isoflavones, saponins etc are known to possess protective activity against many neurological diseases. The molecular mechanisms behind the curative effects rely mainly on the action of phytonutrients on distinct signaling pathways associated with protein folding and neuro-inflammation. The diverse array of bioactive nutrients present in these natural products plays a pivotal role in prevention and cure of various neurodegenerative diseases, disorders, or insults, such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease, traumatic brain injury, and other neuronal dysfunctions. However, the use of these antioxidants in the management of neurodegenerative conditions has so far been not well understood. This is a comprehensive collection addressing the effects on the brain of natural products and edible items such as reservatrol, curcumin, gingerol, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and marine products.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Mohamed Essa
    • 1
  • Mohammed Akbar
    • 2
  • Gilles Guillemin
    • 3
  1. 1.Food Science and Nutrition College of Agricultural and Marine SciencesSultan Qaboos UniversityMuscatOman
  2. 2.National Institutes of HealthNational Institute on Alcohol AbuseRockvilleUSA
  3. 3.Australian School of Advanced MedicineMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Benefits of Natural Products for Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Editors M. Mohamed Essa
    Mohammed Akbar
    Gilles Guillemin
  • Series Title Advances in Neurobiology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Adv. Neurobiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-28381-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80340-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-28383-8
  • Series ISSN 2190-5215
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5223
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 496
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Complementary & Alternative Medicine
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“This is a collection of papers on the use of natural products for a variety of neurodegenerative diseases. The purpose is to validate the use of natural products for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. The objectives are worthy as there is a need for clinicians and researchers to consider the value of safer natural products for treatment. … written primarily for researchers, but it is also useful for clinicians. It is an attempt to spur further research into natural products.” (Paul Joseph Ratte, Doody's Book Reviews, December, 2016)