Volume 24 2004

Somatostatin

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-7799-9 (Print) 978-1-4020-8033-3 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Somatostatin-General Biology

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      Pages 1-16

      Somatostatin Gene Structure and Regulation

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      Pages 17-27

      Processing and Intracellular Targeting of Somatostatin

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      Pages 29-45

      Cortistatin- A Novel Member of the Somatostatin Gene Family

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      Pages 47-64

      Molecular Evolution of Somatostatin Genes

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      Pages 65-80

      Altered Patterns of Growth Hormone Secretion in Somatostatin Knockout Mice

  2. Expression and Function of Somatostatin Receptors

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      Pages 81-106

      Somatostatin Receptor Gene Family - Subtype Selectivity for Ligand Binding

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      Pages 107-121

      Expression of Somatostatin Receptors in Human Tissues in Health and Disease

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      Pages 123-142

      Coexpression of Multiple Somatostatin Receptors in Individual Cells

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      Pages 143-157

      Somatostatin Receptor Subtype Selectivity for Cytotoxic and Cytostatic Signaling

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      Pages 159-167

      Somatostatin Receptor Signaling via Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases

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      Pages 169-184

      Expression and Function of Somatostatin and its Receptors in Immune Cells

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      Pages 185-202

      Physiology of Somatostatin Receptors: From Genetics to Molecular Analysis

  3. Applications in Disease

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      Pages 203-214

      Somatostatin Receptor Imaging

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      Pages 215-231

      Somatostatin Analogs in the Treatment of Pituitary Tumors

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      Pages 233-249

      Somatostatin Receptor Targeted-Radio-Ablation of Tumors

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      Pages 251-270

      Somatostatin Analogue Therapy of Neuro-Endocrine Gastro-Entero Pancreatic Tumors

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      Pages 271-288

      Vascular Effects of Somatostatin

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      Pages 289-295

      The Use of Somatostatin Analogues in Diabetic Retinopathy

  4. The Future

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      Pages 297-302

      Somatostatin and its Receptors: Past, Present and the Future