Phospholipids and Signal Transmission

  • Raphaël Massarelli
  • Lloyd A. Horrocks
  • Julian N. Kanfer
  • Konrad Löffelholz
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-02922-0

Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NATO ASI, volume 70)

Table of contents (32 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Lipid Synthesis and Targeting to the Mammalian Cell Surface
    Alex Sandra, Wouter van’t Hof, Ida van Genderen, Gerrit van Meer
    Pages 13-37
  3. The Aminophospholipid Transporter from Human Red Blood Cells
    Peter E. Coderre, Alan J. Schroit
    Pages 39-48
  4. Accelerated Cell Membrane Degradation in Alzheimer’s Disease Brain: Relationship to Amyloid Formation?
    Roger M. Nitsch, Barbara E. Slack, John H. Growdon, Richard J. Wurtman
    Pages 61-69
  5. Mechanistic and Functional Aspects of Oscillatory Calcium Signalling
    Andrew P. Thomas, Thomas A. Rooney, Dominique C. Renard
    Pages 71-86
  6. Phospholipid Hydrolysis and [Ca2+]i Control
    J. Meldolesi, G. Gatti, M. Magni, E. Clementi, D. Zacchetti, H. Scheer
    Pages 87-93
  7. The G-Proteins Regulating Phosphoinositide Breakdown
    J. H. Exton, S. J. Taylor, J. L. Blank
    Pages 107-113
  8. The Role of Arachidonic Acid as a Retrograde Messenger in Long-Term Potentiation
    M. A. Lynch, K. L. Voss, M. P. Clements, T. V. P. Bliss
    Pages 135-149
  9. B-50 Phosphorylation in Response to Different Patterns of Electrical Stimulation in Rat Hippocampal Slices
    R. Corradetti, Maria Grazia Nunzi, Willem Hendrick Gispen, Cristina Gianotti
    Pages 163-170
  10. Immunomodulation by Serine Phospholipids
    A. Bruni, F. Bellini, E. Caselli, G. Monastra, D. Ponzin
    Pages 235-247

About these proceedings


Once Nietzsche said that human beings may be divided into two categories: Apollonians and Dionysians*. By this the philosopher meant that there are human beings a) who know what they are going to do in the long-term future (what we now call the grant application for the next 5 years), i. e. , Apollonians, and b) who barely know what they are going to do tomorrow morning before breakfast, i. e. , Dionysians. ** To organize a symposium, this symposium in particular, a committee had to be formed either of individuals sharing both Nietzschean characteristics or of individuals possessing either characteristic. Considering the rarity of the former type of subject, this organizing committee was spontaneously formed by a typical sample of both types of individuals. We first met in Perugia in 1988. Those of us who were Apollonians had thus a chance to organize a programme. The Dionysians knew what was going to happen to them, but, of course, did not know yet how to cope with it. They duly did so every day of the meeting, after breakfast. The organizers decided that it would be a useful exercise to assemble experts having different perspectives but all pursuing a very rapidly developing aspect of cell biology. They also hoped that these selected Apollonians and Dionysians would not merely recount their results but try to project the future through active interchanges of ideas and opinions with other attendees.


Activation Calcium Lipid Phosphoinositide Phosphoinositides Phospholipide Phospholipids Signal Transmission Signalübertragung Sphingolipide Sphingolipids metabolism

Editors and affiliations

  • Raphaël Massarelli
    • 1
  • Lloyd A. Horrocks
    • 2
  • Julian N. Kanfer
    • 3
  • Konrad Löffelholz
    • 4
  1. 1.CNRSCentre de NeurochimieStrasbourgFrance
  2. 2.Department of Medical Biochemistry, College of MedicineThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyThe University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  4. 4.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of MainzMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02924-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02922-0