TY - CHAP A1 - Jolanta Dorszewska A2 - Wojciech Kozubski ED1 - Jolanta Dorszewska ED2 - Wojciech Kozubski Y1 - 2016-08-24 PY - 2016 T1 - Introductory Chapter - Genetic and Biochemical Factors in Parkinson’s Disease N2 - Parkinson's disease is a common neurological disease and affects 2% population of more than 65 years of age and 5% more than 85 years of age. Pathomechanism of this disease is still not fully understood. This book is a sum up of knowledge on the genetic factors and neuronal death mechanisms induced by excitotoxic and inflammatory agents. The authors summarize the pathophysiology observed both in patients with Parkinson's disease and in experimental models. The book also contains the latest views on drug therapy used in the treatment of parkinsonism and other therapeutic approaches for Parkinson's disease. The book ''Challenges in Parkinson's Disease'' was made as a compendium on contemporary challenges in Parkinson's disease. BT - Challenges in Parkinson's Disease SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/64216 DO - 10.5772/64216 SN - 978-953-51-2464-1 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-10-19 ER -