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Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology

Neuroactive Proteins and Peptides

  • Abel Lajtha
  • Ramon Lim
  • Presents a review of nervous system proteins and peptides from the pre-biotech era when individual proteins could be extracted only by means of complex and painstaking procedures to today's era of neuroproteomics where one can discover individual proteins--along with their amino acid sequences--simply by scanning the genomic map

  • Reviews a collection of proteins and peptides whose structures and functions are relatively well known

  • Contributions reflect succinct and up-to-date summaries written by the leading experts in the field

Reference work

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-xii
  2. J. Regino Perez‐Polo
    Pages 1-9
  3. Yu Pong Ng, Kin Yip Lo, Zelda H. Cheung, Nancy Y. Ip
    Pages 11-41
  4. S. W. Halvorsen, N. Kaur
    Pages 43-68
  5. H. Peterziel, J. Strelau
    Pages 69-91
  6. K. Unsicker, B. Reuss, O. von Bohlen und Halbach
    Pages 93-121
  7. K. Krieglstein
    Pages 123-141
  8. C. Bondy, C. Cheng, J. Zhong, W.‐H. Lee
    Pages 143-165
  9. R. N. Saha, K. Pahan
    Pages 177-202
  10. R. Lim, A. Zaheer
    Pages 203-222
  11. S. Murphy, T. Coughlan
    Pages 223-247
  12. Y. Takahashi
    Pages 249-270
  13. P. Csermely
    Pages 271-287
  14. M. Pekny, U. Wilhelmsson
    Pages 289-314
  15. N. I. Perrone‐Bizzozero, D. C. Tanner
    Pages 315-329
  16. L‐N. Wei, H. H. Loh
    Pages 345-355
  17. P‐Y Law, H. H. Loh
    Pages 357-389
  18. A. F. Russo, I. M. Dickerson
    Pages 391-426

About this book


This volume is a collection of a variety of brain proteins and peptides whose structures and functions are relatively well known. Each chapter provides a succinct and up-to-date summary of a protein or peptide as well as a review of the individual's contributions to the field. The volume explores the progress that has been made in the field over the past few years and provides insight into the field today.

Editors and affiliations

  • Abel Lajtha
    • 1
  • Ramon Lim
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for NeurochemistryNathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric ResearchOrangeburg, NewyorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neurology (Division of Neurochemistry and Neurobiology)University of Iowa College of Medicine and Veterans Administration Medical CenterlowaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Neurochemistry and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Book Subtitle Neuroactive Proteins and Peptides
  • Editors Ramon Lim
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Reference Module Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-30348-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-30381-9
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XIII, 684
  • Number of Illustrations 112 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published by Plenum Press, New York
  • Topics Neurosciences
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From the reviews of the third edition:

"I am very glad of the opportunity … to welcome the latest volume of this magnificent collection. … each of the individual contributions here provides excellent background reading at exactly the right level for an MSc Neuroscience project. All libraries catering for master’s degree courses and for postgraduate research in biochemical topics should be aware of this series." (Martin Guha, Reference Reviews, Vol. 21 (6), 2007)