G Protein-Coupled Receptors in Energy Homeostasis and Obesity Pathogenesis

Edited by

  • Ya-Xiong Tao, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL, USA

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.
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Audience

Molecular biologists and researchers in fields related to translational science

 

Book information

  • 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




Table of 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