pt. 1. Estrogens, progestins, allopregnanolone and neuroprotection -- pt. 2. Glucocorticoids, dehydroepiandrosterone, neuroprotection and neuropathy -- pt. 3. Polypeptide hormones and neuroprotection -- pt. 4. Hormones and neurogenesis.
As life expectancy increases and population ages, the already enormous impact of neurodegeneration on society will become even larger without better prevention and treatment. Developing strategies to prevent degeneration of neurons and to promote a healthy nervous system is, thus, critical. The development of pharmacological agents that would increase production of new neurons was recently facilitated by the identification of the hormonal regulators of various steps of adult neurogenesis. The proposed book is written by a group of top world experts involved in the study of the mechanisms