The NPY Family of Peptides in Immune Disorders, Inflammation, Angiogenesis and Cancer

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ISBN: 978-3-7643-7159-3 (Print) 978-3-7643-7427-3 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

  2. Biology of the NPY family of peptides, their receptors and processing enzymes

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      Pages 3-28

      Evolutionary perspective on the NPY-PYY-PP peptides and their receptors

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      Pages 29-62

      Function, distribution and molecular pharmacology of NPY-family receptors

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      Pages 63-74

      NPY processing in neuronal and non-neuronal tissues by proconvertases

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      Pages 75-84

      Dipeptidyl-peptidase IV and aminopeptidase P: molecular switches of NPY/PYY receptor affinities

  3. The NPY family of peptides in immune disorders and inflammation

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      Pages 87-106

      NPY, NPY receptors and DPPIV in innate immunity and autoimmune disorders

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      Pages 107-122

      NPY and phagocytic cell functions

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      Pages 123-133

      NPY in allergic and respiratory disorders

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      Pages 135-148

      NPY analgesia: moving from acute to chronic pain

  4. The NPY family of peptides and angiogenesis

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      Pages 151-166

      NPY as a mediator of neurogenic angiogenesis and revascularization of ischemic tissues

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      Pages 167-174

      NPY-induced angiogenesis in retinopathy and wound healing

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      Pages 175-186

      NPY in vascular inflammation, remodeling and atherosclerosis

  5. The NPY family of peptides as growth factors in neurodegenerative diseases and tumor biology

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      Pages 189-200

      NPY as a pleiotropic growth factor

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      Pages 201-222

      NPY and Hippocampal Neurogenesis

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      Pages 223-236

      NPY family of peptides in neural crest-derived tumors

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      Pages 237-248

      NPY family of peptides in endocrine, breast and prostate tumors

  6. Summary

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      Pages 251-253

      Future directions and therapeutic perspectives for NPY/PYYbased anti-inflammatory and tumor suppressor drugs

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 255-258