Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating Polypeptide — PACAP

  • Dora Reglodi
  • Andrea Tamas

Part of the Current Topics in Neurotoxicity book series (Current Topics Neurotoxicity, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Evolutionary Aspects of PACAP

  3. Effects of PACAP in Neuronal Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Dan Lindholm, Johanna Mäkelä, Laura Korhonen
      Pages 53-63
    3. Jun Watanabe, Tamotsu Seki, Seiji Shioda
      Pages 65-82
  4. PACAP Receptors and Signalling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Alain Fournier, Steve Bourgault, David Chatenet
      Pages 111-132
    3. David Chatenet, Alain Fournier, Steve Bourgault
      Pages 133-148
  5. Presence and Physiological Functions of PACAP in Diverse Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Rodney L. Parsons, John D. Tompkins, Jean C. Hardwick, Laura A. Merriam, Beatrice M. Girard, Victor May
      Pages 205-225
    3. Andras Garami, Eszter Pakai, Zoltan Rumbus, Margit Solymar
      Pages 239-257

About this book


The first comprehensive book to cover all aspects of the last 25 years of PACAP (pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide) research, this book contains contributions from virtually all the leading researchers in the field, and addresses some of the following topics: evolutionary aspects of PACAP, distribution and occurrence of PACAP and its receptors, hormonal effects of PACAP, intracellular signaling, effects on cellular proliferation and differentiation, protective effects of PACAP, behavioral effects of PACAP, developmental aspects of PACAP, other physiological effects of PACAP (cardiovascular, thermoregulatory), human studies, drug design, metabolism and transport. This compendium can serve as an important reference for researchers and students in PACAP research and can also be a thorough introduction for those in related fields.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dora Reglodi
    • 1
  • Andrea Tamas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy MTA-PTE “Lendulet” PACAP Research TeamUniversity of PecsPecsHungary
  2. 2.Department of Anatomy MTA-PTE “Lendulet” PACAP Research TeamUniversity of PecsPecsHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-35135-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-35133-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-35135-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-9563
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-9571
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