The Receptors

The Opiate Receptors

Editors: Pasternak, Gavril (Ed.)

  • 1. Fully revised and expanded, The Opiate Receptors, 2nd edition presents all the advances made in the field in the past twenty years
  • 2. Covers a wide variety of topics relating to opioid drugs and mu receptors, delta receptors, and kappa opioid receptors
  • 3. Written by leading international researchers in the field, this new edition is as groundbreaking and vital as its predecessor
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About this book

In 1988, Gavril W. Pasternak published the first edition of this seminal text. It was a lucid account of the latest knowledge on opiate receptors and related receptor subtypes, a then controversial field, providing an integrated approach correlating the biochemical, physiological, and pharmacological aspects of opiate reaction. Fully revised and expanded, The Opiate Receptors, 2nd edition presents all the advances made in the field in the past twenty years. It covers a wide variety of topics including, but not limited to, the following: pharmacology of opioid drugs; endogenous opioids; molecular biology of mu receptors; molecular biology of delta receptors; kappa opioid receptor gene and the regulatory mechanisms of its protein expression; opioid receptor signal transduction mechanisms; mu opioid receptor mediated analgesia and reward; kappa opioid receptor function; delta opioid receptor function; genetics of opioid receptor functions in mice; opioid receptor trafficking; opioid receptor dimerization; molecular modulation of in vivo tolerance; and genetics of opioid actions. Written by leading international researchers in the field, this new edition is as groundbreaking and vital as its predecessor.

About the authors

In 1988, Gavril W. Pasternak published the first edition of The Opiate Receptors. Dr. Pasternak is affiliated with the Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry department at the Sloan-Kettering Institute (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center).

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“It is intended as a review and reference resource on topics of interest to scientists working in the opioid receptor field. … would be most appropriate for midlevel graduate students and higher level researchers … . The book offers a detailed overview and review of 14 different aspects of opioid receptor science … . an excellent source for a graduate level course on opioid pharmacology, or would serve well as a current reference point on timely issues in this field of research.” (Kenneth E. McCarson, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2011)

“The major goal of this second edition of The Opiate Receptors is to provide insight into the molecular and classical pharmacology of opiates and opioid peptides and to translate this into pharmacological actions. Gavril Pasternak … does a masterful job of bringing all of this together. … This book will be a valuable resource for scientists working in the opiate field and for clinicians who are interested in the pharmacological actions of these agents.” (Dwight Moulin, Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, March, 2012)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook $269.00
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Hardcover $339.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Opiate Receptors
Editors
  • Gavril Pasternak
Series Title
The Receptors
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-993-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-993-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-992-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61779-721-7
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 516
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