Chromogranins: from Cell Biology to Physiology and Biomedicine

  • Tommaso Angelone
  • Maria Carmela Cerra
  • Bruno Tota

Part of the UNIPA Springer Series book series (USS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Karen B. Helle
    Pages 1-19
  3. O. Carmon, F. Laguerre, L. Jeandel, Y. Anouar, M. Montero-Hadjadje
    Pages 39-48
  4. Marie-Hélène Metz-Boutigue, Francis Schneider
    Pages 49-68
  5. Flavio Curnis, Fabrizio Marcucci, Elisabetta Ferrero, Angelo Corti
    Pages 83-98
  6. Alfonsina Gattuso, Sandra Imbrogno, Rosa Mazza
    Pages 133-148
  7. Claudia Penna, Pasquale Pagliaro
    Pages 169-193
  8. Nitish R. Mahapatra, Sajalendu Ghosh, Manjula Mahata, Gautam K. Bandyopadhyay, Sushil K. Mahata
    Pages 195-211
  9. Y. Peng Loh, Niamh Cawley, Alicja Woronowicz, Josef Troger
    Pages 213-228
  10. N. E. Evtikhova, A. Pérez-Pérez, C. Jiménez-Cortegana, A. Carmona-Fernández, T. Vilariño-García, V. Sánchez-Margalet
    Pages 229-247
  11. Leandro Castañeyra, Michelle Juan-Bandini, Natalia Domínguez, José David Machado, Ricardo Borges
    Pages 249-260
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 261-267

About this book


The volume is designed to provide an integrated overview of the results from the last fifteen years of research on Chromogranins in relation to cell biology, physiology and biomedicine. The different chapters highlight novel activities of these proteins, including their role in granule biogenesis, hormone co-storage, stimulus-processing-secretion coupling, autonomic sympathetic/parasympathetic balance, immune and cardiocirculatory function, and the response to stress. Biomedical aspects are also illustrated with focus on the prognostic and diagnostic significance of Chromogranin in the presence of tumors, cardiovascular diseases and inflammatory conditions.

The volume is of interest for laboratory and clinical scientists, PhD and Post-doc students that will be inspired to go deep inside the molecular, biochemical, physiological, pharmacological and clinical aspects of these fascinating multifaceted proteins.


Chromogranins Cardiovascular function cardioprotection Cancer Innate immunity Metabolism

Editors and affiliations

  • Tommaso Angelone
    • 1
  • Maria Carmela Cerra
    • 2
  • Bruno Tota
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth SciencesUniversity of CalabriaArcavacata di RendeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth SciencesUniversity of CalabriaArcavacata di RendeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth ScienceUniversity of CalabriaArcavacata di RendeItaly

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