© 1992

GABA Outside the CNS

  • Sándor L. Erdö
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. GABA in the Peripheral Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. Tanaka, K. Taniyama
      Pages 3-17
    3. D. I. B. Kerr, J. Ong
      Pages 29-44
    4. J. R. Wolff, P. Kása, E. Dobó, Á. Párducz, F. Joó
      Pages 45-63
    5. O. Häppölä, T. Karhula, H. Päivärinta, S. Soinila, J.-Y. Wu, M. Ahonen
      Pages 65-82
  3. GABA in Non-Neural Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. S. L. Erdö
      Pages 97-110
    3. G. Y. Minuk
      Pages 143-154
    4. E. Dobó, Á. Párducz, J. R. Wolff, S. L. Erdö
      Pages 155-166
    5. Á. László, G. L. Nádasy, E. Monos, B. Zsolnai, S. L. Erdö
      Pages 183-197
    6. H. K. Boldizsár, L. Wekerle, E. Vén, P. Sarlós, J. Barna
      Pages 199-211
  4. Pharmacology and GABA Receptors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. N. G. Bowery
      Pages 215-232
    3. W. L. Collier, M. Carlesimo, P. Napoleone, F. Amenta
      Pages 233-247

About these proceedings


during the past few years increasing interest has been focused on the role of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) outside the central nervous systems (CNS).Biochemical, pharmacological, histochemical, physiological approaches have all been employed to investigate the role of GABA in themammalian periphery. The International Symposium on Peripheral GABAergic Mechanism held in Rome, July 1990, was devoted to gather scientists from allover the world in order to summarize and sythesize their most recent results and conceptions on the significance of GABA outside the CNS. Written in a thought-provoking style, this proceedings volume is an overviewof the timely knowledge about GABA in the peripheral nervous system and in non-neuronal tissues. Chapters of the book provide many examples for the diverse functions of this amino acid in the periphery as neurotransmitter, hormone, humoral or even trophic factor from the autonomic ganglia to the endocrine stomach and pancreas, from the tubular epithelium of the kidney to the spermatozoa.


CNS GABA Gamma-Amino-Buttersäure Hormone brain kidney nervous system neurons neurotransmitter pharmacology

Editors and affiliations

  • Sándor L. Erdö
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title GABA Outside the CNS
  • Editors Sandor L. Erdö
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-54532-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-76917-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-76915-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 298
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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