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Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptors - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122826306, 9780080571447

Peripheral Benzodiazepine Receptors

1st Edition

Editor: Eva Giesen-Crouse
Series Editor: Peter Jenner
Hardcover ISBN: 9780122826306
eBook ISBN: 9780080571447
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 1993
Page Count: 281
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Table of Contents

Biochemical and Chemical Characteristics of the Mitochondrial Benzodiazepine Receptor and Its Ligands. Biochemical and Molecular Properties of Mitochondrial Benzodiazepine Receptors. Binding Characteristics of the Receptor and Coupling to Transport Protein(S). Endogenous and Synthetic Ligands of the Receptor: Structure-Affinity Relationships. Pharmacological Effects of Peripherally Acting Benzodiazepines. The Role of the Mitochondrial Benzodiazepine Receptors in Steroidogenesis. Effects on Cell Growth and Differentiation. Immunostimulating Effects of Peripherally Acting Benzodiazepines. Central and Peripheral Type Benzodiazepine Receptors: Role in Memory Regulation and Possible Relation to Anxiety Levels. Mitochondrial Benzodiazepine Receptors and Smooth Muscle Reactivity. Cardiovascular Actions of Peripheral Acting Benzodiazepines. Modulation of Receptor Numbers in Response to Pathophysiological Situations. Effects of Change in Tissue Concentrations of Putative Endogenous Ligands on Mitochondrial Benzodiazepine Receptors Ex Vivo. Modification of Receptor Numbers in Stressful Situations. Pathophysiological and Endocrinological Aspects of Mitochondrial Benzodiazepine Receptor Densities. Mitochondrial Benzodiazepine Receptor Ligands as Indicators of Damage to the CNS: Their Application in Positron Emission Tomography. Subject Index.


Neuroscience Perspectives provides multidisciplinary reviews of topics in one of the most diverse and rapidly advancing fields in the life sciences. Whether you are a new recruit to neuroscience, or an established expert, look to this series for 'one-stop' sources of the historical, physiological, pharmacological, biochemical, molecular biological and therapeutic aspects of chosen research areas. Although peripheral type benzodiazepne recognition sites have been demonstrated in the brain and peripheral organs of various species for more than 10 years, the exact physiological function or pharmacological effects have not yet been established. Peripheral benzodiazepine literature is so overwhelming that the novice may find it virtually impossible to form a clear idea about the diverse findings. This volume, dedicated exclusively to pBR and their natural and synthetic ligands, puts the available data into perspective. A truly interdisciplinary approach has brought neuroscientists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, and immunologists together to work on the description of pBR-mediated effects. The chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology of the pBR receptor and its ligands are reviewed, their pharmacological usefulness is conjectured, and thus a true overview of the field is provided.

Key Features


  • This volume follows the Neuroscience Perspectives brief of providing a historical background, pharmacological, biochemical and physiological aspects of research and therapeutic potential, of its chosen topic.

  • The peripheral benzodiazepine recognition site has been recognised for more than ten years, but the exact physiological and pharmacological effects have not yet been established.


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About the Editor

Eva Giesen-Crouse

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut de Recherches Servier, Suresnes, France

About the Series Editor

Peter Jenner

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, GKT School of Biomedical Sciences, King’s College, London, UK