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Neuropeptide research trends.


Neuropeptide research trends.

Ed. by Bernice A. Levine.

Nova Science Publishers


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Perhaps the most widely-known neuropeptides, protein-like molecules used by neurons to communicate with one another, are endorphins and serotonin. In introducing this collection of 11 chapters, Levine (for whom no background information is given) notes that: "The explosion of research activity in the field of neuropeptides has led to the identification of numerous naturally occurring endogenous peptides which act as neurotransmitters, neuromodulators, or trophic factors, to mediate nervous system functions." International scientists review experimental and clinical data on the roles of various neuropeptides (e.g. neurotensin, gastrin, vasopressin, substance P) in relation to the regulation and treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous, cardiovascular, metabolic, and gastrointestinal systems, and in tumor growth.

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Date:Mar 1, 2008
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