Neuropeptide Y and Drug Development

Edited by

  • Lars Grundemar, Dept of Clinical Pharmacology, Lund University Hospital, Sweden
  • Stephen Bloom, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, University of London, Hammersmith Hospital, U.K.

Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a ubiquitous and important messenger in the nervous system, with a wide range of physiological roles. It is involved in the body energy balance and is one of the most potent stimuli of food intake known. NPY also acts to regulate central and peripheral autonomic functions.This book, written by academic and industrial experts in the field, links the most recent basic experimental knowledge about NPY and its receptors with areas of clinical importance.This book will be of interest to those working in all areas of research affected by NPY, such as food intake and energy homeostasis, cardiovascular regulation and G-protein-coupled receptors, as well as those interested in the development of drugs as NPY targets.
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Book information

  • Published: November 1996
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-304990-2

Table of Contents

Multiple Receptors and Multiple Actions. Central Effects of Neuropeptide Y and Its Role in Obesity and Diabetes. Neuropeptide Y in Sympathetic Nerves-Evidence for Y1 Receptor-Mediated Vascular Control. Neuropeptide Y Receptor Types in Mammalian Brain. Species Differences and Status in the Human Central Nervous System. Extraordinary Structural Diversity of Neuropeptide Y Family Receptors. The Importance of Various Parts of the Neuropeptide Y Molecule for Receptor Recognition. Peptide Antagonists of Neuropeptide Y: Design, Structure, And Pharmacological Characterization. SR 120819A or the First Generation of Orally-Active Neuropeptide Y1 Receptor Antagonists. BIBP3226, A Potent and Selective Y1 Receptor Antagonist. First Structure-Activity Studies and Localization of the Human Y1 Receptor Binding Site. Discovery of Neuropeptide Y Receptor Antagonists. Subject Index.