Sleep Hormones

Sleep Hormones

1st Edition - May 25, 2012

Write a review

  • Editor: Gerald Litwack
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123948397
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123946232

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (Mobi, PDF, EPub)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


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

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2012
  • Published: May 25, 2012
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123948397
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123946232

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, USA; Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, California, USA

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Sleep Hormones"