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Recent research indicates that the immune system and inflammatory reactions are governed and regulated by powerful neuronal mediators derived from the central and peripheral nervous system. The NPY family of peptides is a diverse group of neuropeptides that acts via multiple receptors, Y1-Y5, which are widespread not only in neurons but also in a variety of non-neural and immune cells. These peptides have been known as important regulators of many essential systems, such as blood pressure and cardiac function, food consumption and energy homeostasis. However, in recent years, they have also…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Recent research indicates that the immune system and inflammatory reactions are governed and regulated by powerful neuronal mediators derived from the central and peripheral nervous system. The NPY family of peptides is a diverse group of neuropeptides that acts via multiple receptors, Y1-Y5, which are widespread not only in neurons but also in a variety of non-neural and immune cells. These peptides have been known as important regulators of many essential systems, such as blood pressure and cardiac function, food consumption and energy homeostasis. However, in recent years, they have also become recognized for their role as potent modulators of cell growth and immune functions with broad implications in chronic inflammatory diseases, cancer and angiogenesis.
In this book, experts in the field analyze recent evidence supporting the role of NPY family of peptides in regulation of the immune/inflammatory system with special reference to its medical and therapeutic implications.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Basel; Birkhäuser Basel
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 11307365
  • 2005
  • Seitenzahl: 276
  • Erscheinungstermin: 20. Oktober 2005
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 250mm x 175mm x 20mm
  • Gewicht: 786g
  • ISBN-13: 9783764371593
  • ISBN-10: 3764371595
  • Artikelnr.: 14799970
Autorenporträt
Zofia Zukowska, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA / Giora Z. Feuerstein, Wyeth Research, Collegeville, USA
Inhaltsangabe
From the contents:
NPY family of peptides: From neurotransmitters and hormones to immune modulators, cytokines and growth factors.- Evolutionary perspective on the NPY-PYY-PP family and their receptors.- Function, distribution and molecular pharmacology of NPY-family receptors.- NPY processing in neuronal and non-neuronal tissues by proconvertases.- Dipeptidyl-peptidase IV and aminopeptidase P: molecular switches of NPY/PYY receptor affinities.- NPY, NPY receptors and DPPIV in innate immunity and autoimmune disorders.- NPY and phagocytic cell functions.-Neuropeptide Y in allergic and respiratory disorders.- NPY analgesia: moving from acute to chronic pain.- NPY as a mediator of neurogenic angiogenesis and revascularization of ischemic tissues.- NPY-induced angiogenesis in retinopathy and wound healing.- Neuropeptide Y in vascular inflammation, remodeling and atherosclerosis.- NPY as a pleiotropic growth factor.- Neuropeptide Y and hippocampal neurogenesis.- NPY family of peptidesin neural crest-derived tumors