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Title Neurons and the DHA principle / Raymond C. Valentine, David L. Valentine.
Imprint Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2013.


 Main Stacks  QP752.D63 V35 2013    AVAILABLE
Description xxiii, 251 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Docosahexaenoic acid -- Metabolism.
Neurons -- Metabolism.
Cell death.
Docosahexaenoic Acids -- metabolism.
Alzheimer Disease -- etiology.
Cell Death.
Neurons -- metabolism.
Contents Nature of neurons and their specialized membranes -- DHA contributes both benefits and risks to mammals -- Use it or lose it concept of brain health is linked to DHA -- Evolution and DHA : redefining the DHA principle -- DHA is king omega for maximizing mental speed -- DHA improves energy efficiency in neurons -- Wild conformational dynamics of DHA might save energy by sealing stretch-induced defects as fast as they occur in membranes -- Lipid whisker model and water-wire theory of energy uncoupling in neurons -- Neurons boost their energy state by using powerful antioxidant systems to protect their membranes against damage -- Oxygen-dependent damage (lipid peroxidation) of DHA membranes of neurons is inevitable and requires novel mechanisms for long-term protection -- Revised mitochondrial theory of aging and brain span -- Development of dual energy pacemaker theory of aging : role of the membrane -- Membranes and cancer -- Parkinson's disease -- Prion diseases -- Brain trauma-induced dementia -- Alzheimer's disease.
Other Author Valentine, David L.