Orexin/Hypocretin System

Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation, and provide their views and perspectives for future research
Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered
All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist
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Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists


Book information

  • Published: July 2012
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-59489-1

Table of Contents

  1. Many Faces of Orexin/Hypocretin
  2. Anantha Shekhar

  3. Overview of Orexin/Hypocretin System
  4. Michihiro Mieda and Takeshi Sakurai

  5. Hypocretins and the Neurobiology of Sleep-Wake Mechanisms
  6. Luis de Lecea

  7. Respiration and Autonomic Regulation and Orexin
  8. Eugene Nattie and Aihua Li

  9. Orexins, Feeding and Energy Balance
  10. Elodie Girault, Chun-Xia Yi, Eric Fliers and Andries Kalsbeek

  11. Orexin and Natural Reward: Feeding, Maternal and Male Sexual Behavior
  12. Andrea R. Di Sebastiano and Lique M. Coolen

  13. Multiple Roles for Orexin/Hypocretin in Addiction
  14. Stephen V. Mahler, Rachel J. Smith, David E. Moorman, Gregory S. Sartor and Gary Aston-Jones

  15. Hypocretin Modulation of Drug-Induced Synaptic Plasticity
  16. Corey Baimel and Stephanie L. Borgland

  17. Orexin, Stress and Anxiety/Panic States
  18. Philip L. Johnson Andrei Molosh, Stephanie D. Fitz, William A. Truitt and Anantha Shekhar

  19. Orexin Receptors as Therapeutic Drug Targets

    Anthony L. Gotter, Anthony J. Roecker, Richard Hargreaves, Paul J. Coleman, Christopher J. Winrow and John J. Renger