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Title The orexin/hypocretin system : physiology and pathophysiology / edited by Seiji Nishino and Takeshi Sakurai
Published Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 397 pages) : illustrations
Series Contemporary clinical neuroscience
Contemporary clinical neuroscience.
Contents History -- History and Overview of Orexin/Hypocretin Research -- Overview of the Orexin/Hypocretin Neuronal System -- Orexin and Orexin Receptors -- Orexin Projections and Localization of Orexin Receptors -- Neuronal Responses to Hypocretin/Orexin -- Afferent System of Orexin Neurons -- Assessment of Orexin/Hypocretin Functions in Tissue and Biological Fluids -- Hypocretin Measurements in the CSF, and Blood and Brain Tissue -- Hypocretin Receptor-Activated G Proteins Revealed by [35S]GTP?S Autoradiography -- Physiology -- Orexin System and Feeding Behavior -- Orexins and the Autonomic Nervous System -- Neuroendocrine Role of the Orexins (Hypocretins) -- The Orexin/Hypocretin System and Stress and Emotion -- Physiology -- Hypocretin as a Wakefulness Regulatory Peptide -- Hypocretin/Orexin Tonus and Vigilance Control -- Hypocretin System and Aminergic and Cholinergic Systems in the Control of Vigilance -- Orexin and Hypothalamic Control of Sleep and Waking -- Hypocretin/Orexin and Motor Function -- Pathophysiology: Narcolepsy and Orexin/Hypocretin Deficiency -- Overview of Human Narcolepsy -- Canine Models of Narcolepsy -- Rodent Models of Human Narcolepsy-Cataplexy -- Pathophysiology: Narcolepsy and Orexin/Hypocretin Deficiency -- Hypocretin Deficiency in Human Narcolepsy -- Hypocretin Status in Neurological Disorders in Relation to Excessive Sleepiness and Cataplexy -- Hypocretin Measures in Psychiatric Disorders -- Neuroendocrinology of Human Narcolepsy -- Narcolepsy and Autoimmunity -- Pathophysiology: Narcolepsy and Orexin/Hypocretin Deficiency -- Pharmacology of Hypocretin/Orexin Peptides and Small Molecules -- Rescue of Narcoleptic Orexin Neuron-Ablated Mice by Ectopic Overexpression of Orexin Peptides -- Hypocretin/Orexin Replacement Therapy in Hypocretin/Orexin-Deficient Narcolepsy
Summary This cutting-edge review of the orexin/hypocretin system sets the stage for advanced research on the pathological mechanisms underlying the loss of orexin/hypocretin neurons in humans, regulation of sleep and wakefulness by the orexin/hypocretin system, and the role of the orexin/hypocretin system in many other physiological processes, including feeding, autonomic regulation, and neuroendocrine regulation. Topics of interest include assessment of functions and the physiology of orexin/hypocretin, its pathophysiology in human narcolepsy-cataplexy, and possible treatments and pharmacology. The a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Narcolepsy.
Nerve Tissue Proteins -- physiology.
Neuropeptides -- physiology.
Narcolepsy -- physiopathology.
Form Electronic book
Author Nishino, Seiji.
Sakurai, Takeshi.
LC no. 2005000318
ISBN 1588294447 (alk. paper)
9781588294449 (alk. paper)