Recent Advances in Tryptophan Research

Tryptophan and Serotonin Pathways

  • Graziella Allegri Filippini
  • Carlo V. L. Costa
  • Antonella Bertazzo

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 398)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Musajo Memorial Award Lecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. O. Hayaishi
      Pages 3-11
  3. Plenary Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. R. R. Brown
      Pages 15-25
    3. G. Curzon
      Pages 27-34
    4. Richard J. Wurtman, J. J. Wurtman
      Pages 35-42
  4. Tryptophan and Serotonin: Neurobiology and Neurochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 44-44
    2. S. N. Young, R. O. Pihl, C. Benkelfat, R. Palmour, M. Ellenbogen, D. Lemarquand
      Pages 45-50
    3. F. Artigas, N. Bel, J. Ma Casanovas, L. Romero
      Pages 51-59
    4. P. J. Cowen, D. J. Williamson, S. F. B. McTavish
      Pages 67-71
    5. P. L. Delgado, A. J. Gelenberg, F. Moreno, C. Laukes, L. Strayer
      Pages 73-73
    6. J. Weil-Fugazza
      Pages 83-87
    7. R. C. van der Mast, W. W. van den Broek, D. Fekkes, L. Pepplinkhuizen, F. H. J. Roest
      Pages 93-96
    8. S. Salmon, C. Curradi, E. Del Bene, F. Sicuteri
      Pages 97-100
    9. G. Lunardi, P. Mainardi, V. Rubino, M. Fracassi, F. Pioli, S. Cultrera et al.
      Pages 101-102
    10. D. D. Milovanovic, H. L. Stevanovic, N. Jovic
      Pages 103-106
    11. D. D. Milovanovic, H. L. Stevanovic, J. Pavlovic
      Pages 107-111
    12. A. Rodenbeck, G. Hajak, G. Huether
      Pages 113-117
    13. S. Banting, G. Achilli, A. Banting, D. Le Bars, J. Weil-Fugazza
      Pages 119-121
  5. Immunosystem and Tryptophan Catabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. D. Fuchs, M. Gisslen, M. Larsson, G. Norkrans, L. Hagberg, H. Wachter
      Pages 131-134
    3. G. Melillo, M. C. Bosco, T. Musso, L. Varesio
      Pages 135-141
    4. J. Varga, T. Yufit, E. Hitraya, R. R. Brown
      Pages 143-148
    5. D. Fuchs, H. Schröcksnadel, G. Baier-Bitterlich, O. Dapunt, H. Wachter
      Pages 149-153
    6. K. Saito, M. Seishima, A. Noma, S. P. Markey, M. P. Heyes
      Pages 161-165
    7. R. G. Ferrario, S. Barattè, C. Speciale, P. Salvati
      Pages 167-170
    8. D. Alberati-Giani, P. Ricciardi-Castagnoli, C. Köhler, A. M. Cesura
      Pages 171-175
    9. V. Rudzite, J. Berzinsh, I. Grivane, D. Fuchs, G. Baier-Bitterlich, H. Wachter
      Pages 183-187
  6. Kynurenines and Derivatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. I. P. Lapin
      Pages 191-194
    3. T. W. Stone, D. G. MacGregor, R. A. Smith, P. Jones, W. M. H. Behan, D. I. Graham
      Pages 195-201
    4. R. Schwarcz, G. Ceresoli, P. Guidetti
      Pages 211-219
    5. C. Speciale, M. Cini, H.-Q. Wu, P. Salvati, R. Schwarcz, A. Molinari et al.
      Pages 221-227
    6. Johan Luthman, E. Vänerman, G. Fredriksson, B. Fornstedt-Wallin
      Pages 229-239
    7. K. Goda, R. Kishimoto, S. Shimizu, Y. Hamane, M. Ueda
      Pages 247-254
    8. V. Rudzite, E. Jurika, D. Fuchs, G. Baier-Bitterlich, H. Wachter
      Pages 255-261
    9. V. I. Guzeva, I. B. Mikhailov, N. V. Melnikova
      Pages 263-264
    10. L. Curatolo, C. Caccia, C. Speciale, L. Raimondi, M. Cini, M. Marconi et al.
      Pages 273-276
  7. Indole Derivatives as Antioxidants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277

About this book


Wide and fascinating is the field of research on tryptophan, a most versatile amino acid, transformed, as it is, in our organism into many biologically active substances. This volume contains the proceedings of the Eighth International Meeting on Tryptophan Research, held at the University of Padova, Padova, Italy, from June 25 to 29 1995, under the auspices of the University of Padova, National Research Council, Italian Chemical Society-Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Region ofthe Veneto and City of Padova. The meeting was held in Padova to commemorate Prof. Luigi Musajo twenty years after his death and the editors dedicate this book to him in recognition of his pioneering work in tryptophan metabolism. Prof. Osamu Hayaishi delivered the Musajo Memorial Award Lecture: Tryptophan oxygenase. and sleep. Figure I shows the ISTRY President Prof. Simon N. Young presenting the Musajo Memorial Medal to Prof. Hayaishi during the Opening Ceremony. Two hundred scientists from twenty two countries participated in the meeting. These proceedings contain 121 papers encompassing a variety of topics and disciplines.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Graziella Allegri Filippini
    • 1
  • Carlo V. L. Costa
    • 1
  • Antonella Bertazzo
    • 1
  1. 1.University Of PadovaPadovaItaly

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8026-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0381-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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