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Title Orphan G protein-coupled receptors and novel neuropeptides / Olivier Civelli, Qun-Yong Zhou (eds.)
Published Berlin : Springer, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xv, 259 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Results and problems in cell differentiation, 0080-1844 ; 46
Results and problems in cell differentiation ; 46. 0080-1844
Contents The orphanin FQ/Nociceptin (OFQ/N) system / Olivier Civelli -- Orexins and orexin receptors: from molecules to integrative physiology / Taizo Matsuki, Takeshi Sakurai -- Prolactin-releasing peptide / Steven H. Lin -- Structure and function of ghrelin / Masayasu Kojima, Kenji Kangawa -- GPR54 and kisspeptins / W.H. Colledge -- Neuropeptide S: anatomy, pharmacology, genetics and physiological functions / Rainer K. Reinscheid -- The melanin-concentrating hormone system and its physiological functions / Yumiko Saito, Hiroshi Nagasaki -- Biological function of prokineticins / Q.-Y. Zhou, R. Meidan -- Neuromedin S.: discovery and functions / Kenji Mori, Mikiya Miyazato, Kenji Kangawa -- Relaxin-3, INSL5, and their receptors / Changlu Liu, Timothy W. Lovenberg -- The NPB/NPW neuropeptide system and its role in regulating energy homeostasis, pain, and emotion / Mari Hondo, Makoto Ishii, Takeshi Sakurai
Summary Over the last decade it has been shown that orphan G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) can be used as targets to discover novel neuropeptides. A dozen neuropeptides have been identified through this approach. Each of these neuropeptides has opened new doors for our understanding of fundamental physiological or behavioral responses. For example the orexins, MCH and ghrelin carry fundamental roles in regulating food intake while neuropeptide S, neuromedin S, the prokineticins and the orexins are major players in modulating sleep and circadian rhythms. The chapters of this book review the latest
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject G proteins -- Receptors -- Research -- Methodology
Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled
Receptors, Neuropeptide
MEDICAL -- Neuroscience.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology.
Sciences de la vie.
GTP-bindende Proteine
Form Electronic book
Author Civelli, Olivier
Zhou, Qun-Yong
ISBN 9783540783510