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Title Central functions of the ghrelin receptor / Jeanelle Portelli, Ilse Smolders, editor
Published New York : Humana Press, [2014]
©2014
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 214 pages) : illustrations, portrait
Series The receptors ; volume 25
Receptors ; volume 25
Contents Constitutive activity of the ghrelin receptor / Jacek Mokrosiński, Andreas Nygaard Madsen and Birgitte Holst -- Homodimerization and heterodimerization of the ghrelin receptor / Alessandro Laviano and Alessia Mari -- The role of the ghrelin receptor in appetite and energy metabolism / Romana Stark and Zane B. Andrews -- The vagus nerve and ghrelin function / Yukari Date -- Central ghrelin receptors and food intake / Mario Perello and Jesica Raingo -- The ghrelin receptor : a novel therapeutic target for obesity / Harriët Schellekens, Timothy G. Dinan and John F. Cryan -- Ghrelin receptor antagonism as a potential therapeutic target for alcohol use disorders : a preclinical perspective / Elisabet Jerlhag and Jörgen A. Engel -- Clinical research on the ghrelin axis and alcohol consumption / Allison A. Feduccia and Lorenzo Leggio -- Ghrelin and sleep regulation / Éva Szentirmai and Levente Kapás -- Ghrelin and memory / Nicolas Kunath and Martin Dresler -- Ghrelin receptors and epilepsy / Jeanelle Portelli, Ann Massie, Jessica Coppens and Ilse Smolders -- Ghrelin plays a role in various physiological and pathophysiological brain functions / Sarah J. Spencer -- Ghrelin and Parkinson's disease / Marcus M. Unger and Wolfgang H. Oertel
Summary The Ghrelin receptor was identified before its natural ligand ghrelin. This receptor is found both centrally and peripherally, and has been shown to affect various processes, such as food intake, gut motility, memory, glucose and lipid metabolism, cardiovascular performances, reproduction, memory, and immunological responses, amongst others. The functions of the ghrelin receptor in the central nervous system are numerous and are still being explored. In this book we specifically focus on the various roles of the ghrelin receptor in the central nervous system. In a first set of chapters, the bo
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Subject Ghrelin.
Receptors, Ghrelin.
Form Electronic book
Author Portelli, Jeanelle, editor
Smolders, Ilse, editor
ISBN 9781493908233 (electronic bk.)
1493908235 (electronic bk.)