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01.Matrix Metalloproteinases: Biology, Functions and Clinical Implications
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Editors: Rose M. Hemling and Arthur T. Belkin
Book Description:
This book presents topical research in the study of leptin, including the interaction of leptin with stress system components; the effects of serum leptin levels of some drugs; leptin as a novel therapeutic reagent in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases; the role of leptin in the activation of the immune system; gender difference in leptin production and leptin senstitivity and neonatal leptin surge. (Imprint: Nova Press)

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Chapter 1 - Interplay of Leptin with the Stress System Components pp. 1-32
Authors / Editors: (George Soulis, Efthymia Kitraki, Ippokratio General Hospital, Athens, Greece, and others)

Chapter 2 - The Effect of Drugs on Leptin Metabolism pp. 33-54
Authors / Editors: (Irem Fatma Uludag, Izmir Tepecik Educational and Research Hospital, Neurology Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey)

Chapter 3 - Leptin: A Novel Therapeutic Target in the Fight against Neuro-Degeneration? pp. 55-70
Authors / Editors: (G.H. Doherty, School of Biology, University of St. Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom)

Chapter 4 - Role of Leptin in the Activation of the Immune System pp. 71-88
Authors / Editors: (Patricia Fernández-Riejos, Souad Najib, José Santos-Alvarez, Consuelo Martín-Romero, Antonio Pérez-Pérez, Carmen González-Yanes, Víctor Sánchez-Margalet, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Virgen Macarena University Hospital, University of Seville, Spain)

Chapter 5 - Role of Leptin in the Mammary Gland Development, Lactation and in Neonatal Physiology pp. 89-106
Authors / Editors: (Mario Baratta, Veterinary Physiology, University of Turin, Italy)

Chapter 6 - Gender Difference in Leptin Production and Leptin Sensitivity pp. 107-122
Authors / Editors: (Haifei Shi, Cellular, Molecular and Structural Biology Program, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA)

Chapter 7 - The Role and Application of Leptin in Control of Female Reproductive Functions pp. 123-140
Authors / Editors: (Alexander V. Sirotkin, Institute of Genetics & Reproduction, Animal Production Research Centre, Luzianky, Slovakia, and others)

Chapter 8 - Leptin in Breast Milk and Infancy pp. 141-154
Authors / Editors: (Francesco Savino, Stefania Alfonsina Liguori, Maria Maddalena Lupica Department of Paediatrics, University of Turin, Regina Margherita Children’s Hospital, Italy)

Chapter 9 - Risk of Primary Hypogonadism in Patients with OSA Due to High Leptin Levels pp. 155-164
Authors / Editors: (Madalina Miniciu Macrea, Leon Zagrean, Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salem, Virginia, USA)

Chapter 10 - Leptin - A Cardioprotective Hormone Following CPB or an Innocent Bystander? pp. 165-186
Authors / Editors: (Dalit Modan-Moses, M.D., Gideon Paret, M.D. Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care department, The Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, and The Sackler school of medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel)

Chapter 11 - Interaction Between Leptin and Gut Hormones in the Regulation of Food Intake and Body Weight pp. 187-208
Authors / Editors: (Tooru M. Mizuno, Tooru M. Mizuno, Ph.D., Department of Physiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E 0J9, Canada, and others)
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Chapter 12 - Fructose Consumption and Leptin Resistance: What Have We Learnt From Animal Studies? pp. 209-230
Authors / Editors: Marta Alegret, Núria Roglans, Juan C. Laguna Pharmacology Unit, School of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona, IBUB (Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona), and CIBERobn (CIBER Obesity and Nutrition)

Chapter 13 - Neonatal Leptin Surge pp. 231-238
Authors / Editors: (Takashi Higuchi, Department of Integrative Physiology, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, University of Fukui, Fukui, Japan)

Chapter 14 - Adipokines in Human Pregnancy: The Role of Leptin and Adiponectin pp. 239-282
Authors / Editors: (Shali Mazaki-Tovi, Edi Vaisbuch, Juan Pedro Kusanovic, Roberto Romero, Perinatology Research Branch, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland, and others)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 4th Quarter
   Pages: 299.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61122-891-5
   Status: AV
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