© 1999

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

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.


Syndrom biochemistry chemistry food science inflammation medicine metabolism neurology nutrition psychiatry spectroscopy toxin

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

  • Book Title Tryptophan, Serotonin, and Melatonin
  • Book Subtitle Basic Aspects and Applications
  • Editors Gerald Huether
    Walter Kochen
    Thomas J. Simat
    Hans Steinhart
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-46204-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-7133-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-4709-9
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 852
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pharmacy
    Biochemistry, general
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