Description

First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology, and enzyme mechanisms.

Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists, and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.

This volume reviews recent advances in the formation of endogenous cannabinoids and their receptors, metabolism and relation to disease processes.

Key Features

*Longest running series published by Academic Press
*Contributions by leading international authorities

Readership

Researchers, faculty, and graduate students interested in cutting-edge review concerning the molecular and cellular biology of vitamins, hormones, and related factors and co-factors. Libraries and laboratories at institutes with strong programs in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, hormone control, and signal transduction are likely to be interested.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Y. Okamoto, K. Tsuboi and N. Ueda, Enzymatic formation of anandamide

M.L. Yates and E.L. Barker, Organized trafficking of anandamide and related lipids

G.P. Mueller and W.J. Driscoll, Biosynthesis of oleamide

C.E. Goodfellow and M. Glass, Anandamide receptor signal transduction

A.J. Brown and C.R. Hiley, Is GPR55 an anandamide receptor?

E. Fride, N. Gobshtis, H. Dahan, A. Weller, A. Giuffrida and S. Ben-Shabat, The endocannabinoid system during development; emphasis on perinatal events and delayed effects

M. Bifulco, A. Santoro, C. Laezza and A.M. Malfitano, Cannabinoid receptor CB1 antagonists: state of the art and challenges

H.B. Bradshaw, N. Rimmerman, S.S.-J. Hu, S. Burstein and the late J.M. Walker, Novel endogenous N-acyl glycines: Identification and characterization

F.G. Correa, L. Mestre, F. Docagne, J. Borrell and C. Guaza, The endocannabinoid anandamide: from immunomodulation to neuroprotection, implications for multiple sclerosis

P. Grimaldi, G. Rossi, G. Catanzaro and M. Maccarrone, Modulation of the endocannabinoid-degrading enzyme fatty acid amide hydrolase by follicle-stimulating hormone

R. Malcher-Lopes and M. Buzzi, Glucocorticoid-regulated crosstalk between arachidonic acid and endocannabinoids biochemical pathways coordinates cognitive-, neuroimmune- and energy homeostasis-related adaptations to stress

L. Zhang and W. Xiong, Modulation of the Cys-loop ligand-gated ion channels by fatty acid and cannabinoids

D. McHugh and R.A. Ross, Endogenous cannabinoids and neutrophil chemotaxis

R. Pierantoni, G. Cobellis, R. Meccariello, G. Cacciola, R. Chianese, T. Chioccarelli and S. Fasano, CB1 activity in male reproduction: mammalian and non-mammalian animal models

A. Toth, P.M. Blumberg and J. Boczan, A

Details

No. of pages:
536
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780080887890
Print ISBN:
9780123747822
Print ISBN:
9780323163613