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Relaxin and Related Peptides

  • Alexander I. Agoulnik

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 612)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Tracey N. Wilkinson, Ross A. D. Bathgate
    Pages 1-13
  3. Christian Schwabe, Erika E. Büllesbach
    Pages 14-25
  4. Laura J. Parry, Lenka A. Vodstrcil
    Pages 34-48
  5. Alexander I. Agoulnik
    Pages 49-64
  6. Arundhathi Jeyabalan, Sanjeev G. Shroff, Jaqueline Novak, Kirk P. Conrad
    Pages 65-87
  7. Chrishan S. Samuel, Edna D. Lekgabe, Ishanee Mookerjee
    Pages 88-103
  8. Thomas Klonisch, Joanna Bialek, Yvonne Radestock, Cuong Hoang-Vu, Sabine Hombach-Klonisch
    Pages 104-118
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 139-142

About this book

Introduction

Relaxin and Related Peptides discusses the established paradigms, the contradictions, and the most recent findings and future directions in the field of relaxin research. The array of diverse topics are highlighted, ranging from evolution of relaxin family peptides and receptors to their cell signaling, from the role of relaxin in reproduction to the newly discovered functions in cancer progression and in the nervous system. The four major ongoing areas of research described in this book will likely attract investigators for years to come, since many basic scientific questions remain unanswered at this time. The availability of structural databases, new experimental techniques, and high quality hormone preparations, antibodies and other reagents enable rigorous investigation. Relaxin and Related Peptides offers a fresh perspective along with different points of view, opinions and disagreements.

Keywords

Insulin Peptides Receptor Relaxin biological functions molecular mechanisms signaling pathways

Editors and affiliations

  • Alexander I. Agoulnik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-74672-2
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-74670-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-74672-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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