The Melanocortin Receptors

  • Roger D. Cone

Part of the The Receptors book series (REC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Historical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aaron B. Lerner
      Pages 69-73
    3. Martine Bégeot, José M. Saez
      Pages 75-107
    4. Roger A. H. Adan
      Pages 109-141
    5. Bruce A. Boston
      Pages 143-169
  3. Characterization of the Melanocortin Receptors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Kathleen G. Mountjoy
      Pages 209-235
  4. Biochemical Mechanism of Receptor Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Victor J. Hruby, Guoxia Han
      Pages 239-261
  5. Receptor Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Dongsi Lu, Carrie Haskell-Luevano, Dag Inge Vage, Roger D. Cone
      Pages 309-339
    3. Eugene Healy, Mark Birch-Machin, Jonathan L. Rees
      Pages 341-359
    4. Robert A. Kesterson
      Pages 385-403
    5. Roger D. Cone
      Pages 405-447
    6. Wenbiao Chen
      Pages 449-472
  6. Receptor Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 473-473
    2. William O. Wilkison
      Pages 475-490
    3. Alex N. Eberle, Sylvie Froidevaux, Walter Siegrist
      Pages 491-520
  7. Future Vistas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 537-537
    2. Roger D. Cone
      Pages 539-546
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 547-551

About this book


In The Melanocortin Receptors, Roger Cone and a distinguished team of expert investigators provide the first major treatment of this critically important receptor family. The book illuminates the structure and function of these receptors through a wide-ranging review of the latest findings concerning the biology, physiology, and pharmacology of their peptide ligands and covers the major melanocortin receptors, MC1-R through MC5-R. Topics include the characterization of the melanocortin receptors, the biochemical mechanism of receptor action, and receptor function and regulation. Several articles provide historical perspectives on important aspects of melanocortin biology and on the direction of future experimental and clinical research. Timely and authoritative, The Melanocortin Receptors offers an up-to-date knowledge base on the remarkably complex of structure and functions of the melanocortins, a guide that will prove invaluable for today's neuroscientists, endocrinologists, pharmacologists, dermatologists, and other clinical and experimental investigators working in this fast moving field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Roger D. Cone
    • 1
  1. 1.Vollum InstituteOregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2000
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61737-082-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-031-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1048-6909
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-6488
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