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Editors: Bernice A. Levine
Book Description:
Subject Scope: Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Brain Research

The explosion of research activity in the field of neuropeptides has led to the idenfication of numerous naturally occurring endogenous peptides which act as neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, or trophic factors, to mediate nervous system functions. Increasing numbers of non-peptide ligands of neuropeptide receptors have been developed, which act as agonists or antagonists in peptidergic systems.
The scope of this new book includes gene regulation of peptide expression, peptide receptor subtypes, transgenic and knockout mice with mutations in genes for neuropeptides and peptide receptors, neuroanatomy, physiology, behaviour, neurotrophic factors, preclinical drug evaluation, clinical studies, and clinical trials.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Expert Commentary A
Potential Utility of Agonists of Pigment Epithelium-derived Factor (PEDF) Receptor for the Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy; pp. 1-3
(Sho-ichi Yamagishi, Kazuo Nakamura, Takanori Matsui, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Kurume Univ. School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan)

Expert Commentary B
Should the Endokinins Be Classified as Neuropeptides? An Analysis of Their Role in the Nervous System; pp. 5-12
(Suzanne Newton, Nigel Page, School of Life Sciences, Kingston University London, UK)


Chapter I - Neurotensin: Physiological Properties and role in Cardiovascular Regulation; pp. 13-63
(Oleg Osadchii, Cardiology Group, School of Clinical Sciences, The Univ. of Liverpool, The Duncan Building, Liverpool, UK, Angela Woodiwiss, Gavin Norton, Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Genomics Research Unit, School of Physiology, Univ. of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)

Chapter II - Influence of Helicobacter Pylori Infection on Gastrin-Somatostatin Link. Are there any differences related to the disease outcome?; pp. 65-96
(Aleksandra Sokic-Milutinovic, Clinic for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Institute for Digestive Diseases, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia, Thomas Wex, Clinic for Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, Otto-von-Guericke Univ., Magdeburg, Germany, Milos Bjelovic, First Surgical Clinic, Institute for Digestive Diseases, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter III - Neuropeptides and Cancer: Focus on Substance P/Neurokinin-1 Receptor System Research; pp. 97-119
(M. Munoz, M. Rosso, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, "Virgen del Rocio" Univ. Children's Hospital, Sevilla, Spain, R. Covenas, Laboratory of Neuroanatomy of the Peptidergic Systems, Institute of Neurosciences of Castilla y Leon (INCYL), Salamanca, Spain)

Chapter IV - Possible Role of Orexigenic Neuropeptides in the Reservoir Function of the Stomach; pp. 121-141
(Motoi Kobashi, Dept. of Oral Physiology, Okayama Univ. Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan)

Chapter V - Gender Differences in CGRP Concentrations in Cardiovascular Tissues in Type 2 Diabetic Rats; pp. 143-167
(Jitka Kuncova, Zbynek Tonar, Jitka Sviglerova, Dept. of Physiology and Dept. of Histology and Embryology, Medical School of Pizen, Charles Univ., Czech Republic)

Chapter VI - The Role of Dynorphins in Homeostasis: Implications for Seizures and Postictal Phenomena; pp. 169-188
(Marylou V. Solbrig, Dept. of Neurology, Medicine, Pharmacology, Univ. of California, Irvine, CA, Marco Bortolato, Dept. of Neuroscience "B.B. Brodie", Univ. of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy)

Chapter VII - The Role of Vasopressin in Chronic Stress-induced Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Hyperactivity: Studies on Brattleboro Rats with repeated restraint; pp. 189-212
(Dora Zelena, Agnes Domokos, Zsuzsa Mergl, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary)

Chapter VIII - Disturbed Cross-talk between Hypothalamic Neuropeptides, Nitric Oxide and other factors may significantly contribute to the Hyperactivity of the HPA Axis in Depression and Schizophrenia; pp. 213-227
(Hans-Gert Bernstein, Henrik Dobrowolny, Bernhard Bogerts, Dept. of Psychiatry, Medical School, Univ. of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany)

Chapter IX - Neurophysins in Mood Disorders; pp. 229-241
(G. Scantamburlo, M. Ansseau, Dept. of Psychiatry, J.J. Legros, Dept. of Endocrinology, Psychoneuroendocrinology Unit, Univ. of Liege, Liege, Belgium)

Chapter X - Pairs of Neurotransmitters Act Synergistically to regulate Neuropeptide Release from the Hypothalamo-Neurohypophyseal System; pp. 243-260
(Zhilin Song, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, Univ. of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO)

Chapter XI - Role of Angiotensin II-type 1 Receptor System in Cardiometabolic Disorders; pp. 261-271
(Sho-ichi Yamagishi, Kazuo Nakamura, Takanori Matsui, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Kurume Univ. School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-640-4
   Status: AV
  
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