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G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Energy Homeostasis and Obesity Pathogenesis

Obesity is an epidemic with enormous health, economic and social burdens. Current drugs for obesity treatment are far from ideal in terms of efficacy and side effects. Reviews in this volume of Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science summarize current status in studies of a number of G protein-coupled receptors that were shown to be promising targets for obesity treatments. Some of these receptors also cause monogenic obesity in humans.

Audience
Molecular biologists and researchers in fields related to translational science

Hardbound, 400 Pages

Published: January 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-386933-3

Reviews

  • PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
    "Full of interest not only for the molecular biologist-for whom the numerous references will be invaluable-but will also appeal to a much wider circle of biologists, and in fact to all those who are concerned with the living cell."--BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL


Contents

  • G Protein-coupled receptors in energy homeostasis and obesity: An introduction
    Y. Tao

    Ghrelin receptor in energy homeostasis and obesity pathogenesis
    W. Zhang

    Obestatin receptor in energy homeostasis and obesity pathogenesis
    J. Zhang

    Melanocortin-3 receptor in energy homeostasis and obesity pathogenesis
    A. Butler

    Melanocortin-4 receptor in energy homeostasis and obesity pathogenesis
    A. Hinney

    G protein-coupled estrogen receptor in energy homeostasis and obesity pathogenesis
    H. Shi

    Relaxin-3 receptor in energy homeostasis and obesity pathogenesis
    C. Liu

    Cholecystokinin receptor in energy homeostasis and obesity pathogenesis
    A. Sayegh

    Adiponectin receptor in energy homeostasis and obesity pathogenesis
    B. Akingbemi

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