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Editors: Hiromasa Yamada and Kintaro Takahashi
Book Description:
This book presents current research in the study of ghrelin, a gastric peptide hormone and neurotransmitter, which has been identified in the hypothalamus of the central nervous system, and has importance in food intake, body-weight regulation and glucose homeostasis. Topics discussed in this compilation include the pro-ghrelin derived peptides in iris muscle regulation and their implication in glaucoma pathophysiology; the expression, mechanisms of activity and role of ghrelin in the development of brain and neuronal networks; the role of central ghrelin in gastric accommodation and reflex swallowing and physiological relevances of ghrelin synthesis, transport and degradation. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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Chapter 1 - Nucleotide Polymorphisms, Transcriptional Analysis, Gene Expression of the Bovine Growth Hormone Secretagogue Receptor 1a (GHS-R1a) Gene and its Genetic Association with Growth and Carcass Traits in Cattle (pp. 1-31)
Authors / Editors: (Masanori Komatsu, Yuki Fujimori, Tomohito Itoh, Yoichi Sato, Hiroaki Okamura, Motohide Nishio, Osamu Sasaki, Aduli E.O. Malau-Aduli, Hideaki Takahashi, Hisato Takeda, Masahiro Satoh, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science (NILGS), Tsukuba, Japan, and others)

Chapter 2 - The Role of the Pro-Ghrelin Derived Peptides in the Iris Muscle Regulation: Implications in Glaucoma Pathophysiology (pp. 33-56)
Authors / Editors: (Sara Azevedo-Pinto, Marta Tavares-Silva, Paulo Pereira-Silva, A. Leite-Moreira, A. Rocha- Sousa, Department of Physiology and Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 3 - Ghrelin: Expression and Functions in the Central Nervous System (pp. 57-75)
Authors / Editors: (Irina I. Stoyanova, Neural Engineering Department/BSS, Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Technical Medicine MIRA, University of Twente, the Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 4 - Role of Central Ghrelin in the Gastric Accommodation and Reflex Swallowing (pp. 77-94)
Authors / Editors: (Motoi Kobashi, Satoshi Mizutani, Yuichi Shimatani, Department of Oral Physiology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Japan, and others)

Chapter 5 - Physiological Relevances of Ghrelin Synthesis, Transport and Degradation (pp. 95-110)
Authors / Editors: (Christine Delporte, Laboratory of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium)

Chapter 6 - Ghrelin, Obesity and Atherosclerosis (pp. 111-126)
Authors / Editors: (Emina Sudar, Sanja Soskic, Bozidarka L. Zaric, Zorica Rasić-Milutinović, Katarina Smiljanic, Djordje Radak, Dimitri P. Mikhailidis, Manfredi Rizzo, Esma R. Isenovic, Vinča Institute, University of Belgrade, Department of Radiobiology and Molecular Genetics, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 7 - Rikkunshito, an Endogenous Signal Enhancer of Ghrelin, Improves Gastrointestinal Dysfunction (pp. 127-141)
Authors / Editors: (Tomohisa Hattori, Naoki Fujitsuka, Haruka Amitani, Akihiro Asakawa, Akio Inui, Department of Psychosomatic Internal Medicine, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima, Japan, and others)
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   Series:
      Physiology - Laboratory and Clinical Research
      Endocrinology Research and Clinical Developments
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - R) 153pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61942-400-5
   Status: AV
  
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