Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation

Orphan G Protein-Coupled Receptors and Novel Neuropeptides

Editors: Civelli, Olivier, Zhou, Qun-Yong (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive overview on GPCRs and the novel neuropeptides discovered with their help
  • Most authors are the original discoverers of the respective novel neuropeptides
  • First book to also describe the functional significance of novel neuropeptides
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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 research in the field, most of them are written by the original discoverers of the respective novel neuropeptide. Emphasis is set not only on their discovery but also on their functional significance. Since many of these neuropeptides are part of drug discovery programs, this book impacts academic as well as pharmaceutical research.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Orphanin FQ/Nociceptin (OFQ/N) System

    Civelli, Olivier

    Pages 1-25

  • Orexins and Orexin Receptors: From Molecules to Integrative Physiology

    Matsuki, Taizo (et al.)

    Pages 27-55

  • Prolactin-Releasing Peptide

    Lin, Steven H.

    Pages 57-88

  • Structure and Function of Ghrelin

    Kojima, Masayasu (et al.)

    Pages 89-115

  • GPR54 and Kisspeptins

    Colledge, W. H.

    Pages 117-143

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Orphan G Protein-Coupled Receptors and Novel Neuropeptides
Editors
  • Olivier Civelli
  • Qun-Yong Zhou
Series Title
Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
Series Volume
46
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-78351-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-78351-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-78350-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09705-8
Series ISSN
0080-1844
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 259
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