Progress in Drug Research

Capsaicin as a Therapeutic Molecule

Editors: Abdel-Salam, Omar M. E. (Ed.)

  • Compiles the available knowledge on the various therapeutic applications of capsaicin
  • Covers basic issues of the capsaicin receptor, its mechanisms of action and its role in physiological and pathological processes
  • Of interest to both researchers and clinicians
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This volume provides an up-to-date account of the achievements pertaining to the application of capsaicin and capsaicin-like molecules in the therapy of various human ailments such as pain, non-allergic rhinitis, obesity, tumors and gastrointestinal, dermatologic and urologic disorders. It discusses the basic functions of the capsaicin receptor (TRPV1), its mechanisms of action and its role in physiological and pathological processes. The text focuses on the most recent progress in the use of capsaicin and capsaicin-like molecules as a therapeutic agent and highlights potential pharmaceutical implications of further TRPV1 research. The chapters are written by noted experts in their fields of endeavor. This book offers both clinicians and researchers valuable resource and reference material on the subject that will stimulate future research.

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From the reviews:

“This book in the Progress in Drug Research series is devoted to a current description of the therapeutic use of capsaicin, the potent vanilloid component of chili peppers, in human illnesses ranging from pain, rhinitis, and gastrointestinal disorders to obesity and cancer. … It is intended to be generally useful to both ‘clinicians and researchers’ in stimulating additional research in this area.” (Kenneth E. McCarson, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2014)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Capsaicin and Sensory Neurones: A Historical Perspective

    Szolcsányi, János

    Pages 1-37

  • Pharmacology of the Capsaicin Receptor, Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid Type-1 Ion Channel

    Nagy, Istvan (et al.)

    Pages 39-76

  • TRPV1 in the Central Nervous System: Synaptic Plasticity, Function, and Pharmacological Implications

    Edwards, Jeffrey G.

    Pages 77-104

  • Topical Capsaicin Formulations in the Management of Neuropathic Pain

    Schumacher, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 105-128

  • Capsaicin-Based Therapies for Pain Control

    Smith, Howard (et al.)

    Pages 129-146

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $189.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Capsaicin as a Therapeutic Molecule
Editors
  • Omar M. E. Abdel-Salam
Series Title
Progress in Drug Research
Series Volume
68
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-0828-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-0828-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-0348-0827-9
Series ISSN
0071-786X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 321
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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