© 1998

IGFs in the Nervous System

  • Eugenio E. Müller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. M. Holzenberger, E. Gay, S. Doublier, M. Binoux
    Pages 1-16
  3. K. A. Sullivan, B. Kim, J. W. Russell, E. L. Feldman
    Pages 28-46
  4. P. Calissano, M. T. Ciotti, C. Galli, D. Mercanti, L. Dus, N. Canu et al.
    Pages 60-71
  5. F. A. Mcmorris, G. S. Vemuri, É. Boyle-Walsh, R. Mewar, M. J. Engleka, G. Lesh
    Pages 72-83
  6. A. Gorio, L. Vergani, M. Losa, G. Pezzoni, L. Calvano, C. Finco et al.
    Pages 84-95
  7. P. D. Gluckman, C. E. Williams, J. Guan, A. Scheepens, R. Zhang, V. Russo et al.
    Pages 96-104
  8. J. L. Vaught, P. C. Contreras, M. Miller, N. Neff
    Pages 105-114
  9. V. Silani, A. Brioschi, A. Sampietro, A. Ciammola, A. Pizzuti, G. Scarlato
    Pages 115-126
  10. D. Santucci, M. Luoni, A. Torsello, I. Branchi, E. E. Mùller, E. Alleva
    Pages 135-144
  11. L. Curatolo, G. L. Raimondi, C. Caccia, E. Wong, S. Gatti, C. Post
    Pages 145-150
  12. M. Grandis, L. Nobbio, G. L. Mancardi, M. Abbruzzese, E. Maritato, L. Banchi et al.
    Pages 151-156
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 157-159

About this book


In the last few years, considerable attention has been paid to the presence of insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) and their binding proteins (IGF-BPs) in the brain and peripheral neuronal tissue. IGFs are synthesized within the CNS, are bound to specific IGF-BPs and act on specific receptors. They represent a new class of growth factors and messengers in the brain and the periphery. Written by a group of outstanding experts in the field, the book provides an invaluable forum where important aspects of the production, regulation, biological actions, pathophysiological involvement, therapeutic applications for IGFs in many neurologic and neuromuscular disorders are addressed and critically evaluated.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eugenio E. Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical PharmacologyUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title IGFs in the Nervous System
  • Editors Eugenio E. Müller
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-75042-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-88-470-2246-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 159
  • Number of Illustrations 123 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
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