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, Anandamide and the vanilloid receptor (TRPV1)
L.B.M. Resstel, F.A. Moreira and F.S. Guimaraes, Endocannabinoid system and fear conditioning
N. Pasquariello, S. Oddi, M. Malaponti and M. Maccarrone, Regulation of gene transcription and keratinocyte differentiation by anandamide
G. Alpini and S. DeMorrow, Changes in the endocannabinoid system may give insight into new and effective treatments for cancer
R. Panday, V. Hegde, N. Singh, L. Hofseth, U. Singh, S. Ray, M. Nagarkatti and P. Nagarkatti, Use of cannabinoids as a novel therapeutic modality against autoimmune hepatitis
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.
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This volume reviews recent advances in the formation of endogenous cannabinoids and their receptors, metabolism and relation to disease processes.
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Dr. Gerald Litwack obtained M.S. and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin Department of Biochemistry and remained there for a brief time as a Lecturer on Enzymes. Then he entered the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne as a Fellow of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. He next moved to Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and later as Associate Professor of biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. After four years he moved to the Temple University School of Medicine as Professor of Biochemistry and Deputy Director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, soon after, becoming the Laura H. Carnell Professor. Subsequently he was appointed chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Jefferson Medical College as well as Vice Dean for Research and Deputy Director of the Jefferson Cancer Institute and Director of the Institute for Apoptosis. Following the move of his family, he became a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biological Chemistry of the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and then became the Founding Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, becoming Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Associate Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center as his final position. During his career he was a visiting scientist at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, Courtauld Institute of Biochemistry, London and the Wistar Institute. He was appointed Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He has published more than 300 scientific papers, authored three textbooks and edited more than sixty-five books. Currently he lives with his family and continues his authorship and editorial work in Los Angeles.
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