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Role of proteases in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases
  1. S Gentleman

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    Edited by Abel Lajtha and Maren L Banik (Pp 302, £59.50). Published by Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, 2001. ISBN 0-306-46579-5

    This volume would be an extremely useful addition to the bookshelf of anybody with an active interest in the biochemical and pathological processes that underlie some of the more common neurological diseases. In the past the role of proteolysis in these disorders has been largely neglected because it was assumed that it represented a general non-specific metabolic process. In terms of attracting research interest the field also suffered from the confusion in the literature concerning the naming of these enzymes and the fact that the same enzyme might have many different names. However, as …

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