© 1989

Regulatory Peptides

  • Julia M. Polak

Part of the Experientia Supplementum book series (EXS, volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. J. M. Polak, S. R. Bloom
      Pages 1-10
  3. Techniques

    1. J. M. Burrin, L. O. Uttenthal, G. P. McGregor, S. R. Bloom
      Pages 34-50
    2. J. D. Penschow, J. Haralambidis, P. E. Darling, I. A. Darby, E. M. Wintour, G. W. Tregear et al.
      Pages 51-69
    3. J. M. Palacios, M. M. Dietl
      Pages 70-97
    4. C. J. S. Hassall, T. G. J. Allen, B. S. Pittam, G. Burnstock
      Pages 113-136
    5. A. P. Davenport, R. G. Hill, J. Hughes
      Pages 137-153
  4. General aspects

    1. T. Hökfelt, D. Millhorn, K. Seroogy, Y. Tsuruo, S. Ceccatelli, B. Lindh et al.
      Pages 154-179
    2. R. A. Goodlad, N. A. Wright
      Pages 180-191
    3. P. C. Andrews, K. A. Brayton, J. E. Dixon
      Pages 192-209
  5. Individual organs

    1. E. Solcia, L. Usellini, R. Buffa, G. Rindi, L. Villani, A. Aguzzi et al.
      Pages 220-246
    2. R. A. Stone, Y. Kuwayama, A. M. Laties
      Pages 266-291
    3. J. Wharton, S. Gulbenkian
      Pages 292-316
    4. W. C. de Groat
      Pages 334-361
    5. J. Fahrenkrug, C. Palle, J. Jørgensen, B. Ottesen
      Pages 362-381

About this book


J. M. Polak and S. R. Bloom For some time Experientia has published, as a unique feature, interdis­ ciplinary multi-author reviews, giving a comprehensive overview of sub­ jects regarded as 'growing edges' of science. The enthusiasm shown by the readers was contagious and thus it was felt necessary to compile a special volume dealing with the novel aspects of regulatory peptides. This book covers some of the growing areas in regulatory peptide research and, although it is based on the original volume of Experientia, it is expanded and updated. The topic of 'regulatory peptides' is relatively young and has grown at an unprecedented pace, from the embryonic conception of 'gut hor­ mones' or 'brain neuropeptides' some 15 years ago to the realisation that these active pep tides are found, almost without exception, in every part of l8 23 the body in all vertebrate and many invertebrate species • Why the term 'regulatory peptides'? It represents a convenient label encompassing both the active peptides present in nerves, which are re­ leased as (putative) neurotransmitters, and those in endocrine cells, which act locally or at a distance as circulating hormones, these being the l8 main components of the so-called diffuse neuroendocrine or APUD 17 system • Morphological studies support this physiological viewpoint.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Julia M. Polak
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Postgraduate Medical School Department of HistochemistryHammersmith HospitalLondonEngland

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