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Neurobiology of Cytokines, Part B - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121852832, 9781483288314

Neurobiology of Cytokines, Part B, Volume 17

1st Edition

Editor in Chief: P. Michael Conn
Editor: Errol DeSouza
eBook ISBN: 9781483288314
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 1993
Page Count: 295
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Table of Contents

Synthesis and Release Studies:
R. Macleod, F.M. Hughes, Jr., W.C. Gorospe, and B.L. Spangelo, Synthesis, Release, and Actions of Interleukin 6 in Brain and Neuroendocrine Tissues: Methods and Overview.
M.L. Shin, A.P. Lieberman, and S.N. Fisher, Methodological Evaluation of Tumor Necrosis Factor Production in CNS Glial Cells.
Central Nervous System Actions:
D. Lindholm, B. Hengerer, and E. Castrén, In Vitro and in Vivo Methods for Evaluating Action of Cytokines on Nerve Growth Factor Production in Central Nervous System.
J.M. Lipton and A. Catania, Pyrogenic and Inflammatory Actions of Cytokines and Their Modulation by Neuropeptides: Techniques and Interpretations.
C.M. Blatteis, Methods for Evaluating Neural Mechanisms in Pyrogenic and Acute-Phase Responses to Cytokines.
N.J. Busbridge and N.J. Rothwell, Thermogenic Effects of Cytokines: Methods and Mechanisms.
J.M. Krueger, L. Kapás, M. Kimura, and M.R. Opp, Somnogenic Cytokines: Methods and Overview.
R. Dantzer, R.-M. Bluthe, S. Kent, and G. Goodall, Behavioral Effects of Cytokines: An Insight into Mechanisms of Sickness Behavior.
C.R. Plata-Salamán, Cytokines and Ingestive Behavior: Methods and Overview.
Y. Taché and E. Saperas, Central Actions of Interleukin 1 on Gastrointestinal Function. J.M. Weiss and S.K. Sundar, Measurement of Immune Parameters Following Central Administration of Interleukin 1.
A.J. Dunn, Neurochemical Methods for Evaluating Cerebral Biogenic Amine Responses to Cytokines and Their Involvement in Central Actions of Interleukin 1.
G. Nisticà, G. de Sarro, and D. Rotirotti, Neuromodulatory Actions of Cytokines.
Neuropathological Aspects:
J.E. Merrill and O. Martínez-Maza, Cytokines in AIDS-Associated Nervous and Immune Dysfunction.
W.S.T. Griffin, L.C. Stanley, O. Yeralan, C.R. Rovnaghi, and D.R. Marshak, Cytokines in Neurodegenerative Diseases.


Recent data suggest a critical role for cytokines in the regulation of brain and endocrine function under normal physiological conditions. The aim of this volume and its companion Volume 16 is to provide an overview of the effects of cytokines in the brain and in the endocrine system.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features
@bul:* Methods presented for easy adaptation to new systems
* Comprehensive protocols included for:
@subbul:* The synthesis and release of cytokines
* The study of their central nervous system actions
* Studying the role of cytokines in human neuropathological conditions


Neurochemists, neurophysiologists, neuropharmacologists, neuroendocrinologists, neuroanatomists, molecular biologists, cell biologists, and biochemists.


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About the Editor in Chief

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 served on the National Board of Medical Examiners, including two years as chairman of the reproduction and endocrinology committee. The work of his laboratory has been recognized with a MERIT award from the NIH, the J.J. Abel Award of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, the Weitzman, Oppenheimer and Ingbar Awards of the Endocrine Society, the National Science Medal of Mexico (the Miguel Aleman Prize) and the Stevenson Award of Canada. He is the recipient of the Oregon State Award for Discovery, the Media Award of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and was named a distinguished Alumnus of Baylor College of Medicine in 2012. Conn is a previous member of Council for the American Society for Cell Biology and the Endocrine Society and is a prior President of the Endocrine Society, during which time he founded the Hormone Foundation and worked with political leadership to heighten the public’s awareness of diabetes. Conn’s students and fellows have gone on to become leaders in industry and academia. He is an elected member of the Mexican Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the co-author of The Animal Research War (2008) and many articles for the public and academic community on the value of animal research and the dangers posed by animal extremism. His op/eds have appeared in The Washington Post, The LA Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Des Moines Register, and elsewhere. Conn consults with organizations that are influenced by animal extremism and with universities and companies facing challenges from these groups.

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA

About the Editor

Errol DeSouza

Affiliations and Expertise

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., La Jolla, California, U.S.A.