Phylogenetic Aspects of Neuropeptides: From Invertebrates to Humans, Volume 1200 (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences)

Phylogenetic Aspects of Neuropeptides: From Invertebrates to Humans, Volume 1200 (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences)

By: Seiji Shioda (editor), Hubert Vaudry (editor)Paperback

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The volume highlights recent and new developments in all fields ofneuropeptides in biological homeostasis regulation such as bodyweight and metabolism, reproduction, osmotic pressure reproduction.Special attention given to the phylogenetic aspects ofneuroendocrinology, from invertebrates to mammals includinghumans. The main target of the neuropeptides presented anddiscussed are newly found G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs)ligands such as orexin, ghrelin, GALP, NPW, neuromedin U, 26FRa,urotensin II and metastin, but other important neuropeptides suchas GHRH, CCK, GnIH, ANP are discusssed. This volume is based on a conference held as a satellitesymposium of the 9th VIP/PACAP and Related Peptides Symposium inKagoshima in Oct 5-8th in 2009. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual booksor as a journal. For information on institutional journalsubscriptions, please visit ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciencesdirectly to place your order ( Members of the NewYork Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annalsonline and discounts on print volumes. Please visit aspxfor more information about becoming a member.


1. Co-evolution of neuropeptidergic signaling systems: from worm toman ( Tom Janssen, Marleen Lindemans, Ellen Meelkop, LiesbetTemmerman, and Liliane Schoofs). 2. Gene and exon duplications: creation of multipleproglucagon-derived peptide copies in fish and amphibian lineages(Stephanie Y.L. Ng, Leo T.O. Lee, and Billy K.C. Chow). 3. Oxytocin/vasopressin and gonadotropin-releasing hormone fromoctopus to vertebrates (Hiroyuki Minakata). 4. Somatostatin and its receptors from fish to mammals(Manuel D. Gahete, Jose Cordoba-Chacon, Mario Duran-Prado,Maria M. Malagon, Antonio J. Martinez-Fuentes, FranciscoGracia-Navarro, Raul M Luque, and Justo P Castano). 5. Urotensin II, from fish to human (Hubert Vaudry,Jean-Claude Do Rego, Jean-Claude Le Mevel, David Chatenet,Herve Tostivint, Alain Fournier, Marie-Christine Tonon,Georges Pelletier, J. Michael Conlon, and JeromeLeprince). 6. Molecular coevolution of kisspeptins and their receptors fromfish to mammals (Haet Nim Um, Ji Man Han, Jong-Ik Hwang, Sung InHong, Hubert Vaudry, and Jae Young Seong). 7. Phylogenetic aspects of gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone andits homologs in vertebrates (Kazuyoshi Tsutsui). 8. Evolution of the opioid/ORL-1 receptor gene family (RobertDores, Jazalle McClendon, Stephanie; Lecaude, and AnthonyDores). 9. Sexual differentiation of kisspeptin/metastin neuronsresponsible for sex difference in gonadotropin release in rats(Hiroko Tsukamura, Tamami Homma, Junko Tomikawa, YoshihisaUenoyama, and Kei-ichiro Maeda). 10. Neuromedin U is necessary for normal gastrointestinalmotility and is regulated by serotonin (Yoshiki Nakashima,Takanori Ida, Takahiro Sato, Yuki Nakamura, Tomoko Takahashi, KenjiMori, Mikiya Miyazato, Kenji Kangawa, Jingo Kusukawa, and MasayasuKojima). 11. Functional interaction of regulators of G proteinsignaling-2 with melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 1(Mayumi Miyamoto-Matsubara, Shinjae Chung, and YumikoSaito). 12. Translational research of gastrointestinal peptides(Hiroaki Ueno, Tomomi Shiiya, and Masamitsu Nakazato). 13. Review of pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptidein the retina: focus on the retinoprotective effects (T. Atlasz,K. Szabadfi, P. Kiss, B. Racz, F. Gallyas, A. Tamas, V. Gaal, ZsMarton , R. Gabriel, and D. Reglodi). 14. Ghrelin: more than endogenous growth hormone secretagogue(Masayasu Kojima and Kenji Kangawa). 15. Orexin system: roles in sleep/wake regulation (TakeshiSakurai, Michihiro Mieda, and Natsuko Tsujino). 16. Neuropeptide W: a key player in the homeostatic regulationof feeding and energy metabolism? (Fumiko Takenoya, HaruakiKageyama, Kanako Shiba, Yukari Date, Masamitsu Nakazato, and SeijiShioda).

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