Description

FROM THE PREFACE: A survey of the current biological literature will convince even the most skeptical individual of the substantive and pervasive advances that have occurred in neuroendocrinology. It was the observation that this rapid growth resulted in large part from methodological improvements which first suggested the need for this volume. Some of the advances can be easily recognized. High pressure liquid chromatography, once a tool of the solvent chemist, is now a routine analytical and preparative method in biological laboratories. It has enhanced the speed and resolution with which neuroendocrine substances can be separated. Likewise, peptide synthesis, modification, and analysis are no longer the ken of those whose work is dedicated solely to this task, rather, as one of the authors put it, "almost anyone can synthesize a peptide." Analytical advances have extended the sensitivity and specificity of assay techniques. Culture techniques have been devised which allow us to purify and maintain isolated cells and tissue. In turn, these enhancements have revealed the presence and biological roles of new neuroendocrine substances; in other cases, novel and surprising sites of action have been identified for substances already described.

Table of Contents

(Section Headings): Preparation of Chemical Probes. Equipment and Technology. Preparation and Maintenance of Biological Materials. Use of Chemical Probes. Quantitation of Neuroendocrine Substances. Localization of Neuroendocrine Substances. Summary. Author Index. Subject Index.

Details

No. of pages:
776
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1983
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780080882208
Print ISBN:
9780121820039

About the serial-volume-editor

P. Michael Conn

P. Michael Conn is the Senior Vice President for Research and Associate Provost, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. He is The Robert C. Kimbrough, Professor of Internal Medicine and Cell Biology/Biochemistry. He was previously Director of Research Advocacy and Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Cell Biology and Development and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University and Senior Scientist of the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). He served for twelve years as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of the ONPRC. After receiving a B.S. degree and teaching certification from the University of Michigan (1971), a M.S. from North Carolina State University (1973), and a Ph.D. degree from Baylor College of Medicine (1976), Conn did a fellowship at the NIH, then joined the faculty in the Department of Pharmacology, Duke University Medical Center where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1982. In 1984, he became Professor and Head of Pharmacology at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, a position he held for eleven years. Conn is known for his research in the area of the cellular and molecular basis of action of gonadotropin releasing hormone action in the pituitary and therapeutic approaches that restore misfolded proteins to function. His work has led to drugs that have benefitted humans and animals. Most recently, he has identified a new class of drugs, pharmacoperones, which act by regulating the intracellular trafficking of receptors, enzymes and ion channels. He has authored or co-authored over 350 publications in this area and written or edited over 200 books, including texts in neurosciences, molecular biology and endocrinology. Conn has served as the editor of many professional journals and book series (Endocrinology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrine, Methods, Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science and Contemporary Endocrinology). Conn serve

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