Neural Functions of the Delta-Opioid Receptor

Editors: Xia, Ying (Ed.)

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  • The first book to provide a comprehensive overview on neural functions of the Delta Opioid Receptor 
  • Includes contributions from major DOR researchers  in the world Covers the topic from cellular aspects to clinical potentials​
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This book is the first to summarize the progress of research on neural functions of the the delta opioid receptor (DOR) to date. This receptor, a member of the opioid receptor family, was traditionally thought to be primarily involved in pain modulation. Recent new findings have shown its unique role in neuroprotection and many other functions. Many scientists from a number of independent laboratories have now confirmed that DOR can provide neuroprotection against hypoxic/ischemic injuries. They have also found that it plays a role in a variety of physiological and pathophysiological events such as hypoxic encephalopathy, epilepsy, acupuncture, Parkinson's disease, etc. by regulating ionic homeostasis, glutamate transportation and signaling, and balancing intracellular survival/death signals. The book will provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of DOR research and provide a blueprint for future directions.​

About the authors

Dr. Ying Xia is Professor and Vice-Chairman for Research of the Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Professor of Neuroscience at The University of Texas at Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He obtained his medical training at Soochow Medical College, China and his Master Degree of Medicine and Doctoral Degree of Medical Science (Ph.D.) in Neurobiology and Integrative Medicine at Shanghai Medical University, China. Dr. Xia joined Yale University School of Medicine for his postdoctoral training and established his laboratory at Yale. During his 22-year academic career at Yale University School of Medicine, he was appointed as a faculty member in 1993 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2002. He joined the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in May 2010.

Dr. Xia’s research has been consecutively supported by various funding agencies such as NIH, America Heart Association, March of Dimes Foundation, Cerebral Palsy Foundation and The Vivian L. Smith Neurologic Foundation since the establishment of his laboratory. He has been invited to deliver speeches by many academic institutions and international conferences. He is a reviewer for many international journals and serves as a grant reviewer for NIH, US National Science Foundation, other American and European foundations, Hong Kong University Grants Committees, and Natural Science Foundation of China.

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“Recent development in research dedicated to the function of δ-opioid receptors (DORs) is reviewed in this book. … Book may serve for graduated as well as undergraduated students who wish to get better insight into topics covered by individual chapters. It will be indispensable reference book for scientists working on any aspect of opioid research.” (Lubica Lacinova, General Physiology and Biophysics, Vol. 35 (4), 2016)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Current Research on the δ-Opioid Receptor: From Neuroprotection Against Hypoxia/Ischemia to Broad Neural Functions

    Xia, Ying, M.D., Ph.D.

    Pages 1-44

  • Recent History on Delta Opioid Receptors and Ligands: Biased Mechanisms, and Opioid Delta-Mu and Delta-Kappa Receptor Heteromers

    Chang, Kwen-Jen, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 45-65

  • Evolutionary Distribution of the δ-Opioid Receptor: From Invertebrates to Humans

    Hinchliffe, Taylor E., B.A. (et al.)

    Pages 67-87

  • Developmental Distribution of the δ-Opioid Receptor in Mammalian Brains

    Hinchliffe, Taylor E., B.A. (et al.)

    Pages 89-115

  • The Role of δ-Opioid Receptors in Brain Ionic Homeostasis Under Physiological Condition

    Chao, Dongman, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 117-246

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Hardcover 207,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neural Functions of the Delta-Opioid Receptor
Editors
  • Ying Xia
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25495-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25495-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25493-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79801-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 685
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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