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Insulin & Related Proteins - Structure to Function and Pharmacology

  • Markus Leyck Dieken
  • Matthias Federwisch
  • Pierre De Meyts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. G. G. Dodson, J. L. Whittingham
    Pages 29-39
  3. A. Wollmer, T. Mülders
    Pages 53-65
  4. T. Mülders, A. Wollmer
    Pages 67-76
  5. A. Wollmer
    Pages 77-89
  6. M. A. Weiss, Q. -X. Hua, W. Jia, S. H. Nakagawa, Y. -C. Chu, P. G. Katsoyannis
    Pages 103-119
  7. C. W. Ward, T. P. J. Garrett, N. M. McKern, L. G. Sparrow, M. J. Frenkel
    Pages 151-164
  8. C. Kristensen, A. S. Andersen
    Pages 165-176
  9. J. Grötzinger
    Pages 201-212
  10. F. Bost, Y. -M. Yang, C. Liu, W. Charbono, N. Dean, R. Mckay et al.
    Pages 213-231
  11. R. W. Woody, C. Kiefl, N. Sreerama, Y. Lu, Y. Qiu, J. A. Shelnutt
    Pages 233-248
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 249-252

About this book

Introduction

This book contains contributions presented at the last of the Alcuin Symposia, held in April 2000, as a Festschrift to honour Prof. Axel Wollmer on the occasion of his retirement from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen. The Alcuin Symposia were initially held alternatively in York and Aachen, in recent years in Aachen only, as joint workshops on insulin between the groups of Prof. Guy Dodson in York and the groups of Profs Dietrich Brandenburg and Axel Wollmer in Aachen. The Symposium was named after Alcuin, an Anglo-Latin poet, educator and cleric from York, who was invited to join the court of Charlemagne at Aachen. Alcuin’s first 50 years were spent in Yorkshire, were he was first a pupil, later headmaster of the cathedral school of York, the most renowned of its day. Charlemagne was gathering at Aachen the leading Irish, English and Italian scholars of the age. Alcuin was appointed head of the Palatine school, where Charlemagne himself, his family, his friends, and his friends’s sons were taught. Alcuin introduced the traditions of Anglo-Saxon humanism into Western Europe and was the foremost scholar of the revival of learning known as the Carolingian Renaissance. He also promoted the use of the beautiful Carolingian minuscule script, the ancestor of modern Roman typefaces.

Keywords

G proteins growth factor insulin insulin resistance insulin-like

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Leyck Dieken
    • 1
  • Matthias Federwisch
    • 2
  • Pierre De Meyts
    • 3
  1. 1.Novo Nordisk Pharma GmbHMainzGermany
  2. 2.Institut für BiochemieRWTHAachenGermany
  3. 3.Hagedorn Research LaboratoryGentofteDenmark

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