Gastrointestinal Endocrinology

  • George H. GreeleyJr.

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Alison M. J. Buchan
      Pages 1-30
  3. Biochemistry, Pharmacology, and Receptor Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Stephan Böhm, Eileen F. Grady, Nigel W. Bunnett
      Pages 65-100
    3. Nadya Tarasova
      Pages 101-123
    4. Marc Laburthe, Alain Couvineau, Thierry Voisin
      Pages 125-157
  4. Regulatory Mechanisms and Systems: Physiology and Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Helen E. Raybould
      Pages 161-168
    3. Tien C. Ko, James C. Thompson
      Pages 169-187
    4. Yan-Shi Guo, Courtney M . Townsend Jr.
      Pages 189-214
    5. Alan W. Spannagel, Gary M. Green
      Pages 215-241
    6. David C. Whitcomb
      Pages 243-263
    7. Sang K. Park, M. Sue O’Dorisio
      Pages 265-297
    8. J. R. Grider, A. E. Foxx-Orenstein
      Pages 299-319
    9. Neal E. Seymour, Dana K. Andersen
      Pages 321-334
    10. Jean-Claude Cuber
      Pages 335-351
    11. Wolfgang E. Schmidt, Jerzy B. Bójko
      Pages 353-391
  5. Gut Peptides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. M. Michael Wolfe, Michael O. Boylan, Timothy J. Kieffer, Chi-Chuan Tseng
      Pages 439-466
    3. Yan-Shi Guo, James C. Thompson, Courtney M. Townsend Jr.
      Pages 467-491
    4. Patricia L. Brubaker, Daniel J. Drucker
      Pages 493-514
    5. Hindrik Mulder, Bo Ahrén, Eva Ekblad, Samuel Gebre-Medhin, Christer Betsholtz, Johan Sundelin et al.
      Pages 515-549
    6. Guillermo Gomez, Vidyavathi Udupi, George H. Greeley Jr.
      Pages 551-576
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 577-585

About this book


In Gastrointestinal Endocrinology, leading clinical and basic science researchers present the latest molecular and cellular findings on key gastrointestinal peptide hormones, illuminating their physiology and pathophysiology, as well as highlighting the regulatory mechanisms underlying their actions in the gastrointestinal tract. The book focuses on gastrointestinal peptide hormone physiology, receptor biology and pharmacology, processing, and on regulatory mechanisms in the gut, including pancreatic feedback mechanisms. Also included are chapters on the trophic effects of gut peptides on GI and pancreatic cancer; the regulation of gut peptide gene expression; and gastric secretion, especially in disease states.

Gastrointestinal Endocrinology offers authoritative, state-of-the-art chapters that address of the rapid progress which has occurred in elucidating the details of gastrointestinal endocrinology. The book will be indispensable to today's endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons, pharmacologists, and physiologists who want to better understand the regulatory role that peptides play in intercellular communication in the gut, as well as between the gut and other organs in the body.


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Editors and affiliations

  • George H. GreeleyJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryThe University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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