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Sleep Hormones - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123946232, 9780123948397

Sleep Hormones, Volume 89

1st Edition

Serial Editor: Gerald Litwack
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123946232
eBook ISBN: 9780123948397
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 7th June 2012
Page Count: 464
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Table of Contents

  1. Neurohormones and Sleep
  2. Eric Frenette, Alben Lui and Michelle Cao

  3. The Role of Orexin/Hypocretin in the Central Nervous System and Peripheral Tissues
  4. Tomomi Tsunematsu and Akihiro Yamanaka

  5. Plasticity in Neurons Synthesizing Wake/Arousal Promoting Hormone Hypocretin/Orexin
  6. Xiao-Bing Gao

  7. Expression of Orexin Receptors in the Pituitary
  8. Tadeusz Kaminski and Nina Smolinska

  9. Transcriptional Regulation of the Hypocretin/Orexin Gene
  10. Susumu Tanaka

  11. Energy Expenditure: Role of Orexin
  12. Jennifer A. Teske and Vijayakumar Mavanji

  13. Orexins: Tissue Localization, Functions and its Relation to Insulin Secretion and Diabetes Mellitus
  14. Ernest Adeghate

  15. Orexin Neurons and Emotional Stress
  16. Tomoyuki Kuwaki and Wei Zhang

  17. Orexin and Central Regulation of Cardiorespiratory System
  18. Israt Z. Shahid, Ahmed A. Rahman and Paul M. Pilowsky

  19. Hypocretin/Orexin Involvement in Reward and Reinforcement
  20. Rodrigo A. España

  21. Glutamate and Orexin Neurons
  22. Ozhan Eyigor and Zehra Minbay

  23. Serotonin Conflict in Sleep-Feeding
  24. Katsunori Nonogaki

  25. Humoral Sleep Regulation; Interleukin-1 and Tumor Necrosis Factor
  26. Kathryn A. Jewett and James M. Krueger

  27. Action of Modafinil through Histaminergic and Orexinergic Neurons
  28. Tomoko Ishizuka, Tomotaka Murotani and Atsushi Yamatodani

  29. Anti-Parkinson Drugs and Orexin Neurons
  30. Hiroshi Katsuki and Shotaro Michinaga

  31. Cocaine and Nicotine Research Illustrates a Range of Hypocretin Mechanisms in Addiction
  32. Corey Baimel, Stephanie L. Borgland and William Corrigall

  33. Sleep and Orexins in Non-Mammalian Vertebrates
  34. Hélène Volkoff

  35. Orexin System in Teleost Fish

Kouhei Matsuda, Morio Azuma and Ki Sung Kang


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 focuses on sleep hormones.

Key Features

  • Contributions from leading authorities
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field


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


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About the Serial Editor

Gerald Litwack

Gerald Litwack

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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