Melanin-Concentrating Hormone and Sleep

Molecular, Functional and Clinical Aspects

Editors: Pandi-Perumal, S.R., Torterolo, Pablo, MONTI, Jaime M. (Eds.)

  • Discusses in depth the role of MCH in sleep medicine and related disorders
  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach, focusing on anatomy, psychiatry, and endocrinology
  • Examines possible future clinical applications of MCHR-1 antagonists for treating conditions related to sleep disorders
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About this book

This book offers a compilation of papers on the role of melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) in sleep, sleep disorders and neuroendocrine functions. Leading experts in sleep medicine, psychiatry and neuroendocrinology provide a broad perspective on the field, from the anatomical structure and physiology of the MCH system to the connection with other systems influencing sleep and diseases like anxiety and depression. The potential of MCHR-1 antagonists as anxiolytic/antidepressant drugs is also reviewed. The book will represent an interdisciplinary guide for sleep disorder specialists, sleep researchers, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, and behavioral sleep medicine specialists. 

About the authors

S. R. Pandi-Perumal, MSc, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Somnogen Canada Inc, a Canadian Corporation. He is a well-recognized sleep researcher, both nationally and internationally, and has authored over 200 publications. His general area of research interest includes sleep and biological rhythms. He is a well-known editor in the field of sleep medicine and has edited over 25 volumes dealing with various sleep-related topics. He received an honorable mention in the New York Times in 2004. The India International Friendship Society awarded him the prestigious Bharat Gaurav award on January 12, 2013. The Bharat Gaurav Award is usually recognition of a person who has made achievements in a particular field, which in turn will put a positive impact on the society at large.

Pablo Torterolo is Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Neurosciences at the University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay. He has completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Bologna and at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently Associate Professor of the Department of Physiology of the School of Medicine, University of the Republic. He is also Professor of the Basic Sciences Development Program (PEDECIBA) and Researcher the National Researchers' System. His research has been awarded with the Prize of the National Academy of Medicine and with the Elio García-Austt Award. His studies focus on the neurobiology and pathophysiology of sleep.

Jaime Monti is Doctor of Medicine at the University of the Republic, Uruguay. He has completed post-doctoral studies at the National Institute of Health, USA.  He is full Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutic and the School of Medicine of the Republic University, Professor of the Basic Sciences Development Program (PEDECIBA) and Researcher the National Researchers' System. His research has been awarded with the Claude Bernard Prize (France government) and with the Schering Award for Basic Sleep Research.  He is an international recognized expert in the neuropharmacology of sleep and wakefulness, with more than a hundred of papers in this topic. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Neuroanatomical Structure of the MCH System

    Bittencourt, Jackson C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-46

  • Projections of the MCH System to Structures Involved in the Regulation of Sleep and Wakefulness

    Lee, Hyun Sook

    Pages 47-55

  • The Role of Melanin-Concentrating Hormone in the Regulation of the Sleep/Wake Cycle: Sleep Promoter or Arousal Modulator?

    Gao, Xiao-Bing

    Pages 57-74

  • Optogenetic Control of the Melanin-Concentrating Hormone Expressing Neurons

    Blanco-Centurion, Carlos (et al.)

    Pages 75-107

  • The Effects of Melanin-Concentrating Hormone on Neurotransmitter Systems Involved in the Generation and Maintenance of Wakefulness

    Monti, Jaime M. (et al.)

    Pages 109-120

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eBook $129.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75764-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Melanin-Concentrating Hormone and Sleep
Book Subtitle
Molecular, Functional and Clinical Aspects
Editors
  • S.R. Pandi-Perumal
  • Pablo Torterolo
  • Jaime M. MONTI
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75765-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75765-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75764-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 225
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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