TY - CHAP A1 - Kaoru Takakusaki A2 - Kazuhiro Obara A3 - Toshikatsu Okumura ED1 - Abdul Qayyum Rana Y1 - 2011-10-12 PY - 2011 T1 - Possible Contribution of the Basal Ganglia Brainstem System to the Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease N2 - This book about Parkinson's disease provides a detailed account of etiology and pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease, a complicated neurological condition. Environmental and genetic factors involved in the causation of Parkinson's disease have been discussed in detail. This book can be used by basic scientists as well as researchers. Neuroscience fellows and life science readers can also obtain sufficient information. Beside genetic factors, other pathophysiological aspects of Parkinson's disease have been discussed in detail. Up to date information about the changes in various neurotransmitters, inflammatory responses, oxidative pathways and biomarkers has been described at length. Each section has been written by one or more faculty members of well known academic institutions. Thus, this book brings forth both clinical and basic science aspects of Parkinson's disease. BT - Etiology and Pathophysiology of Parkinson's Disease SP - Ch. 20 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/22341 DO - 10.5772/22341 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-22 ER -