Molecular Biology of Brain and Endocrine Peptidergic Systems

  • Michel Chrétien
  • Kenneth W. McKerns

Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Genetic Engineering of Polypeptide Hormones (Mutagenesis)

    1. Joel F. Habener, Paul J. Deutsch, James P. Hoeffler, J. Larry Jameson
      Pages 1-12
  3. Structure Activity Relationship and Peptide Drug Design

  4. Clinical and Experimental Applications of Polypeptide Hormones

  5. Organelle Organization and Intracellular Trafficking

    1. L. Orci
      Pages 103-122
  6. Hormone and Receptor Ligand Interactions

  7. Post-Translational Processing of Peptide Hormones

    1. Philippe Crine, Guy Boileau, Alain Devault, Max Zollinger, Muriel Aubry
      Pages 159-178
    2. Nabil G. Seidah, Joanne Paquin, Josée Hamelin, Kathleen Metters, Suzanne Benjannet, Majambu Mbikay et al.
      Pages 179-188
    3. Richard E. Mains, Victor May, Edward I. Cullen, Betty A. Eipper
      Pages 201-213
  8. Receptor Localization and in Situ Hybridization

    1. Stanley J. Watson, Thomas G. Sherman, Martin K. Schafer, Paresh Patel, James P. Herman, Huda Akil
      Pages 225-241
    2. Alain Beaudet, Eva Szigethy, Jean Pierre Kessler, Corinne Dana, Jean Mazella, Emmanuel Moyse
      Pages 243-257
  9. Gonadotropins and Novel Gonadal Peptides. Isolation, Structure and Cloning

    1. P. Manjunath, L. Baillargeon, Y. L. Marcel, N. G. Seidah, M. Chrétien, A. Chapdelaine
      Pages 259-273
  10. Regulation of Neuropeptide Gene Expression

    1. Michael Karin, Mordechai Bodner, Robert Chiu, Peter Angel, David Wu, Sharon Dana et al.
      Pages 289-297
    2. Luc DesGroseillers, Richard H. Scheller
      Pages 299-313
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 315-321

About this book


We had the pleasure and the great opportunity to organize a symposium on "Molecular Biology of Brain and Endocrine Peptidergic Systems" under the auspices of the Canadian Biochemical society and the International Foundation for Biochemical Endocrinology. We were indeed very happy to ass~ble a series of first rate speakers who delivered excellent papers on a variety of subjects from the synthesis of complicated peptide analogs, to the creation of trangenic mice, site-directed mutagenesis, enzyme characterization and DNA binding sites. One hundred and seventy-five participants attended the 40 conferences while having the opportunity to look at 24 posters presented by senior scientists as well as students. We, of the organizing committee, feel extremely pleased to have received an overwhelming response from such a group of scholars. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Mrs. Diane Marcil who arranged most aspects of the meeting with efficiency. We also thank the different organizations and companies for their generous grants which made the reunion possible. We hope that the participants have gained scientifically while having a pleasant sojourn in beautiful Montreal. The organizing committee was made up of a group of dedicated people, particularly its secretary, Dr. Philippe Crine. To all speakers and sessions chairpersons, we are indebted for the excellence of their participation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michel Chrétien
    • 1
  • Kenneth W. McKerns
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinical Research InstituteMontrealCanada
  2. 2.International Foundation for Biochemical EndocrinologyBlue Hill FallsUSA

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