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Handbook of Oxytocin Research: Synthesis, Storage and Release, Actions and Drug Forms
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Editors: Hugo Jastrow and Daniela Feuerbach
Book Description:
Oxytocin is a mammalian hormone that also acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. Oxytocin is a peptide of nine amino acids (a nonapeptide). It is best known for its roles in female reproduction: it is released in large amounts after distension of the cervix and vagina during labor, and induction of milk ejection in facilitating birth and breastfeeding. Recent studies have begun to investigate oxytocin's role in various behaviors, including social recognition, bonding, anxiety, trust, and maternal behaviors. This new and important book gathers the latest research from around the globe in this field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter I. Oxytocin and Vasopressin in Stress and Stress-Related Diseases: Yin/Yang Counterpairs or Substitutes?; pp. 1-34
(Dóra Zelena, Subodh Kumar Jain, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, and others)

Chapter II. Analytical Methods for the Quantitative Determination of Oxytocin; pp. 35-58
(Faith A. Chaibva, Roderick B. Walker, Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, South Africa)

Chapter III. Evolutionary Aspects of Molecular Forms and Biological Functions of Oxytocin Family Peptides; pp. 59-85
(Tsuyoshi Kawada, Toshio Sekiguchi, Kenji Sugase, Atsuhiro Kanda, Honoo Satake, Suntory Institute for Bioorganic Research, Osaka, Japan)

Chapter IV. Neonatal Effects of Oxytocin: Development and Organizational; pp. 87-107
(Bruce S. Cushing, Department of Biology and Integrated Bioscience Program, the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio)

Chapter V. The Role of Oxytocin in the Anticipatory and Consummatory Phases of Male Rat Sexual Behaviour; pp. 109-125
(Maria Rosaria Melis, Fabrizio Sanna, Salvatora Succu, Paolo Zarone, Antonio Boi and Antonio Argiolas, Bernard B. Brodie Department of Neuroscience and Centre of Excellence for the Neurobiology of Addictions, University of Cagliari, and Institute of Neuroscience, National Research Council, Cagliari, Italy)

Chapter VI. The effects of oestrogen on oxytocin synthesis and release
and oxytocin receptor expression; pp. 127-154
(Georgina G.J. Hazell, James A. Roper, Anne-Marie O’Carroll and Stephen J. Lolait, Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience and Endocrinology (LINE), Dorothy Hodgkin Building, University of Bristol, Whitson Street, Bristol, U.K.)

Chapter VII. Oxytocin in the Pathophysiology of Prostate Cancer; pp. 155-170
(Dr. Stephen Assinder, Discipline of Physiology and Bosch Institute, School of Medical Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia)

Chapter VIII. The Functional ‘Ménage à Trois’ of Oxytocin, Ion Channels and Calcium Signaling; pp. 171-184
(Cedric Viero, Department of Cardiology, Wales Heart Research Institute, Cardiff University, School of Medicine, Cardiff, U.K.)

Chapter IX. Oxytocin And Classical Transmitter Release In The Olfactory Bulb During Vaginocervical Stimulation Enhances Social Recognition Memory; pp. 185-198
(Rosalinda Guevara-Guzmán, Carlos Bernal-Mondragón, Octavio Mercado-Gómez, Virginia Ávila-Arriagaa and Keith M Kendrick, Departamento de Fisiología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Delegación Coyoacán, México, D.F., and others)

Chapter X. Oxytocin and Gonadotrophin Secretion in Women; pp. 199-211
(Konstantinos Dafopoulos, MD., Ioannis E. Messinis, MD., PhD., Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Thessalia, Medical School, Larissa, Greece)

Chapter XI. Oxytocin Effects on Aversive Memories in Rats: Peripheral Mediation by Glucocorticoids and Central Integration by Muscarinic M4 Receptors; pp. 213-228
(de Oliveira, L.F., Camboim, C., Diehl, F., Consiglio, A.R., Quillfeldt, J.A., Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil and others)

Chapter XII. Oxytocin and its Effects on the Gastrointestinal Tract; pp. 229-240
(Bodil Ohlsson, MD., PhD., Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Malmö University Hospital, Lund University, Sweden)

Chapter XIII. Oxytocin and Cardiovascular System; pp. 241-253
(Hossein Pournajafi-Nazarloo, Maryam Esmaeilzadeh, Habibollah Saadat, C. Sue Carter, Brain-Body Center, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois)

Chapter XIV. Oxytocin: Non-classic Effects and Influence on Haemostasis System; pp. 255-268
(Marina Grigorjeva, Maria Golubeva, Lab. Blood Coagulation, Department of Biology, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter XV. Oxytocin: Involvement in Feeding Inhibitory Mechanisms Revisited; pp. 269-274
(Pawel K. Olszewski, Helgi B. Schiöth, Allen S. Levine, Minnesota Obesity Center, Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA and others)

Chapter XVI. Is Circulating Insulin-Regulated Aminopeptidase (oxytocinase) during Pregnancy Restricted to Humans?; pp. 275-279
(Anthony L Albiston, Peta Burns, Holly R. Yeatman, Leelee Ng, Siew Yeen Chai, Howard Florey Institute, Centre for Neuroscience, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia)

Chapter XVII. Fast Conventional Fmoc Synthesis of Oxytocin using HCTU; pp. 281-285
(Christina Chantell, German Fuentes, Hirendra Patel, Mahendra Menakuru,Jae H. Park, Dept. of Chemistry, Protein Technologies Inc. Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Index

   Series:
      Endocrinology Research and Clinical Developments
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 308 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-023-7
   Status: AV
  
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