The Comparative Physiology Of Regulatory Peptides by Susanne HolmgrenThe Comparative Physiology Of Regulatory Peptides by Susanne Holmgren

The Comparative Physiology Of Regulatory Peptides

EditorSusanne Holmgren

Paperback | September 26, 2011

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Strictly speaking, the term regulatory peptides may include any peptide which has a regulatory function in any organism. In recent years, how­ ever, the term has come to mean those originally classified as brain-gut peptides. The peptides initially defined as those belonging to the brain­ gut axis had a dual location in neurones of the brain and endocrine cells of the gut. We now include a number of neuropeptides found in the autonomic nervous system of the gut, the cardiovascular system and other systems. To many scientists comparative physiology means comparison of the mechanisms of certain functions in the rat, the guinea-pig, the cat and maybe some other mammal. If the philosophy is that man is the centre of the universe and other mammals can be used as 'models' of man, this may well be the most useful way to study the functions of the human being, without actually chopping somebody up. However, with a some­ what wider perspective on life, it is easy to see the importance of a full understanding of the function of all living organisms, in its own right as well as a link in the evolution towards individuals able to survive and reproduce in very different environments. The importance of com­ parative studies in all living organisms cannot be emphasized too much. It has been the ambition with this book to treat all animals as equally important.
Title:The Comparative Physiology Of Regulatory PeptidesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.25 × 6.1 × 0.01 inPublished:September 26, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401068623

ISBN - 13:9789401068628


Table of Contents

One Distribution and function of regulatory peptides.- 1 Atrial natriuretic peptides-localization, structure, function and phylogeny.- 2 Bombesin.- 3 Gastrin/cholecystokinin-related peptides-comparative aspects.- 4 Neurotensin and related peptides.- 5 Opioid peptides-comparative peripheral mechanisms.- 6 Substance P and other tachykinins.- 7 Vasoactive intestinal peptide.- 8 Pancreatic peptides.- 9 Peptides in invertebrates.- Two Integrated physiological functions.- 10 Gut motility.- 11 Gut secretion.- 12 The cardiovascular system.- 13 Co-existence and co-function.- 14 Biosynthesis of regulatory peptides-evolutionary aspects.