© 1981


Current Aspects of Neurochemistry and Function

  • Bernard Haber
  • Sabit Gabay
  • M. R. Issidorides
  • S. G. A. Alivisatos

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 133)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Neuroanatomy of Serotonergic and Related Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-5
    2. André Calas, Jean-Jacques Dupuy, Halima Gamrani, Jean Gonella, Christiane Mourre, Madeleine Condamin et al.
      Pages 51-66
    3. Jean-François Pujol, Marie-Françoise Belin, Halima Gamrani, Michèle Aguera, André Calas
      Pages 67-79
  3. Role of Serotonin in Processing of Nociceptive Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-104
    2. John A. Harvey, Kenny J. Simansky
      Pages 125-151
    3. Jean-Marie Besson, Jean-Louis Oliveras, Athmane Chaouch, Jean-Paul Rivot
      Pages 153-176
  4. The Regulation of Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-195
    2. Michel Hamon, Sylvie Bourgoin, Françoise Artaud, David Nelson
      Pages 231-251
    3. Donald M. Kuhn, Belle Ruskin, Walter Lovenberg
      Pages 253-263
    4. Czeslaw Maslinksi, Jerzy Z. Nowak
      Pages 265-275
    5. H.-Ch. Curtius, A. Niederwieser, M. Viscontini, W. Leimbacher, H. Wegmann, B. Blehova et al.
      Pages 277-291

About this book


The vast growth of knowledge in recent years concerning the functional role of serotonergic systems in central nervous system function prompted the organization of the symposium. The organiz­ ing committees felt at the onset that the field of serotonin research had grown so rapidly that it would be impossible to cover every aspect of it in individual symposia. Thus it was felt that certain areas of research had to be omitted due to time constraints, and we extend an apology to the researchers in areas not included in these proceedings. Rather it was hoped to provide a balance overview of the field, starting with the anatomy of serotonergic systems and proceeding to the level of the serotonergic receptors at the cell membrane, and then inside the neuron to discuss the regulation of serotonin bisynthesis and integration within indole­ mine systems. The functional aspects of serotonergic transmission focused on the emerging role of this amine in the processing of nociceptive information, singly or in tandem with other neurotran­ smitters or neuromodulators. A separate symposium dealt with a variety of animal models suitable for the analysis of the role of serotonin in behavior, and finally led to the evaluation of serotonin metabolism in the study of abnormal human behavior. The editors would like to dedicate these proceedings on /Serotonin - Current Aspects of Neurochemistry and Function/ to two pioneers in this field, Dr. Irving Page and Dr. Maurice Rapport.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Haber
    • 1
  • Sabit Gabay
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. R. Issidorides
    • 4
  • S. G. A. Alivisatos
    • 4
  1. 1.The University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA
  2. 2.Veterans Administration Medical CenterBrocktonUSA
  3. 3.Brown University Division of Psychiatry and Human BehaviorProvidenceUSA
  4. 4.University of Athens School of MedicineAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Serotonin
  • Book Subtitle Current Aspects of Neurochemistry and Function
  • Editors Bernard Haber
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-40579-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-3862-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-3860-4
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 824
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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