Tryptophan, Serotonin, and Melatonin

Basic Aspects and Applications

  • Gerald Huether
  • Walter Kochen
  • Thomas J. Simat
  • Hans Steinhart

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 467)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. S. N. Young, M. Leyton, C. Benkelfat
    Pages 11-18
  3. Alexander Neumeister, Nicole Praschak-Rieder, Matthäus Willeit, Jürgen Stastny, Siegfried Kasper
    Pages 29-33
  4. Ch. Huwig-Poppe, U. Voderholzer, J. Backhaus, D. Riemann, A. König, F. Hohagen
    Pages 35-42
  5. Donald M. Dougherty, F. Gerard Moeller, James M. Bjork, Dawn M. Marsh
    Pages 57-65
  6. M. Leyton, S. N. Young, R. O. Pihl, S. Etezadi, C. Lauze, P. Blier et al.
    Pages 67-71
  7. M. Ledochowski, B. Widner, T. Propst-Braunsteiner, W. Vogel, B. Sperner-Unterweger, D. Fuchs
    Pages 73-78
  8. Debra J. Skene, Steven W. Lockley, Josephine Arendt
    Pages 79-84
  9. S. Steinberg, L. Annable, S. N. Young, N. Liyanage
    Pages 85-88
  10. G. Curzon, E. L. Gibson
    Pages 95-100
  11. P. J. Cowen, K. A. Smith
    Pages 101-104
  12. Alessandro Laviano, Carlo Cangiano, Alessandra Fava, Maurizio Muscaritoli, Giacco Mulieri, Filippo Rossi Fanelli
    Pages 105-108
  13. Yumi Sugimoto, Tomoko Yoshikawa, Jun Yamada
    Pages 109-111
  14. Robert Schwarcz, Gianpiera Ceresoli-Borroni, Hui-Qiu Wu, Arash Rassoulpour, Burkhard Poeggeler, Paul S. Hodgkins et al.
    Pages 113-123
  15. Gilles J. Guillemin, Stephen J. Kerr, George A. Smythe, Patricia J. Armati, Bruce J. Brew
    Pages 125-131
  16. B. Widner, F. Leblhuber, J. Walli, G. P. Tilz, U. Demel, D. Fuchs
    Pages 133-138
  17. Guido Mannaioni, Raffaella Carpenedo, Renato Corradetti, Vincenzo Carlà, Ivo Venturini, Mario Baraldi et al.
    Pages 155-167
  18. Maria Nicolodi, Federigo Sicuteri
    Pages 177-182
  19. Maria Nicolodi, Federigo Sicuteri
    Pages 183-189
  20. D. D. Milovanović, N. Majkić-Sing, D. Mirković, J. Pavlović
    Pages 191-197
  21. Flavio Moroni, Andrea Cozzi, Fiamma Peruginelli
    Pages 199-206
  22. D. Franceschini, S. D. Skaper, M. Floreani, G. Borin, P. Giusti
    Pages 207-215
  23. V. Politi, G. De Luca, V. Gallai, Puca, M. Comin
    Pages 227-232
  24. Osamu Takikawa, Tamantha Littlejohn, Joanne F. Jamie, Mark J. Walker, Roger J. W. Truscott
    Pages 241-245
  25. Christian Bartsch, Hella Bartsch
    Pages 247-264
  26. Abdulla A. -B. Badawy
    Pages 265-274
  27. M. Muscaritoli, P. Peverini, A. Cascino, C. Cangiano, F. Fanfarillo, M. Russo et al.
    Pages 275-278
  28. C. Cangiano, P. Cardelli, P. Peverini, R. M. Giglio, A. Laviano, A. Fava et al.
    Pages 279-282
  29. L. V. Hankes, M. Schmaeler, C. R. Jansen, R. R. Brown
    Pages 283-287
  30. N. J. Jović, D. Mirković, N. Majkić-Singh, D. D. Milovanović
    Pages 297-302
  31. T. Kita, M. P. Heyes, P. F. Morrison, S. P. Markey
    Pages 315-320
  32. M. Shin, K. Sano, C. Umezawa
    Pages 333-340
  33. V. Rudzite, E. Jurika, J. Jirgensons
    Pages 353-367
  34. Russel J. Reiter, Dun-xian Tan, Javier Cabrera, Daniele D’Arpa
    Pages 379-387
  35. R. Hardeland, B. K. Zsizsik, B. Poeggeler, B. Fuhrberg, S. Holst, A. Coto-Montes
    Pages 389-395

About this book


This volume contains the proceedings of the Ninth Meeting of the "International Study Group for Tryptophan Research" (lSTRY), held at the University of Hamburg, Germany, from October 10 to 14, 1998. At this meeting the recent developments in the field of tryptophan research were presented by leading researchers from all over the world in 81 oral and 48 poster contri­ butions. Research on tryptophan and its derivatives provides an inexhaustible subject. At the conference we tried to compose a multifacetted picture of the recent investiga­ tions through contributions from the major disciplines involved. Thus, we tried to strike a balance between basic research topics and clinical, nutritional or industrial applica­ tions. We offered workshops on tryptophan (in sleep and mood), melatonjn, IDO-acti­ vation and the eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS) as a platform for intensive discussion for the participants. In these proceedings many contributions are multidisciplinary and have practical or theoretical implications for different research fields. Hence, we have organized this volume in nine main chapters according to basic disciplines and subjects. We are aware that this classification is artificial, but we hope that it is the best compromise for contributors and readers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gerald Huether
    • 1
  • Walter Kochen
    • 2
  • Thomas J. Simat
    • 3
  • Hans Steinhart
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Clinical ChemistryUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Department of Food ChemistryUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany
  4. 4.Department of Food ChemistryUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7133-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4709-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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