18. Nanoscale Iron Compounds Related to Neurodegenerative Disorders

  1. Kenneth E. Gonsalves2,
  2. Craig R. Halberstadt3,4,
  3. Cato T. Laurencin5,6 and
  4. Lakshmi S. Nair5
  1. Joanna F. Collingwood and
  2. Jon Dobson

Published Online: 11 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470185834.ch18

Biomedical Nanostructures

Biomedical Nanostructures

How to Cite

Collingwood, J. F. and Dobson, J. (2007) Nanoscale Iron Compounds Related to Neurodegenerative Disorders, in Biomedical Nanostructures (eds K. E. Gonsalves, C. R. Halberstadt, C. T. Laurencin and L. S. Nair), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470185834.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Polymer Nanotechnology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry and Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communication, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, USA

  3. 4

    Tengion, Inc., Winston Salem, NC, USA

  4. 5

    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, VA, USA

  5. 6

    Department of Biomedical & Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, VA, USA

Author Information

  1. Institute for Science & Technology in Medicine, Keele University, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 26 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471925521

Online ISBN: 9780470185834



  • nonheme brain iron;
  • neurodegenerative disorders;
  • nanoscale iron compounds


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Iron in the Human Brain

  • Iron Compounds in Neurodegenerative Disorders

  • Magnetic Properties of Nanoscale Brain Iron Compounds

  • Experimental Techniques

  • Applications

  • Conclusions

  • References