Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology

Appetite Control

Editors: Joost, Hans-Georg (Ed.)

  • written by distinguished scientists who are leading experts in the field, and who have contributed important, original data to our understanding of the mechanisms of appetite control

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The volume ‘Appetite Control’ provides a comprehensive description of the mechanisms controlling food intake, and thereby energy balance, in the mammalian organism.  During the last decade, research in this area has produced a remarkable wealth of information and has characterized the function of numerous peptides, transmitters, and receptors in appetite control.  Dysfunction of these circuits leads to obesity, a growing health concern.  However, the plethora of mechanistic information is in marked contrasts to an almost complete lack of anti-obesity drugs that meet the safety standards required for the chronic therapy of morbid obesity.  Consequently, ongoing research aims to identify additional targets and agents for a pharmacological intervention.  Thus, the mechanisms of appetite control as well as all agents interfering with its control are of considerable practical interest.

The authors of the volume are distinguished scientists who are leading experts in the field, and who have contributed important, original data to our understanding of the mechanisms of appetite control. They have quite different scientific backgrounds and, together, they represent all relevant disciplines. Thereby, the topics are presented from different points of view, not exclusively from that of pharmacology and neuroendocrinology. Thus, the volume addresses all scientists who are interested in the field of obesity research and the pathophysiology of appetite control.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Leptin Receptors

    Cottrell, Elizabeth C. (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • The Role of Neuropeptide Y in Energy Homeostasis

    Chambers, Adam P. (et al.)

    Pages 23-45

  • The Neuroendocrine Circuitry Controlled by POMC, MSH, and AGRP

    Biebermann, Heike (et al.)

    Pages 47-75

  • Neuropeptides Controlling Energy Balance: Orexins and Neuromedins

    Nixon, Joshua P. (et al.)

    Pages 77-109

  • The Central Insulin System and Energy Balance

    Begg, Denovan P. (et al.)

    Pages 111-129

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eBook $359.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Appetite Control
Editors
  • Hans-Georg Joost
Series Title
Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
Series Volume
209
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-24716-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-24716-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-24715-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43382-5
Series ISSN
0171-2004
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 474
Topics