The Prostaglandin System

Endoperoxides, Prostacyclin, and Thromboxanes

  • F. Berti
  • G. P. Velo

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. H. Van den Bosch, A. M. H. P. van den Besselaar, O. M. de Oliveira Filgueiras, J. H. E. Moonen, B. de Kruyff
    Pages 1-14
  3. Elisabeth Granström
    Pages 15-25
  4. Elisabeth Granström
    Pages 39-48
  5. Ryszard J. Gryglewski
    Pages 73-84
  6. G. P. Velo, M. E. Fracasso, R. Leone, R. Milanino
    Pages 97-108
  7. S. H. Ferreira
    Pages 127-138
  8. Roderick J. Flower
    Pages 169-179
  9. M. A. Bray, J. Morley
    Pages 193-202
  10. S. Moncada, J. R. Vane
    Pages 203-221
  11. John C. McGiff, Eric G. Spokas, Patrick Y-K Wong
    Pages 235-246
  12. P. W. Ramwell, J. W. Karanian, F. Maggi, E. R. Ramey
    Pages 271-281
  13. Thomas M. Fitzpatrick, Robert B. Stinger, Peter W. Ramwell, Peter A. Kot
    Pages 283-289
  14. Norberto A. Terragno, Alicia Terragno
    Pages 291-300
  15. N. L. Poyser, Christine A. Phillips
    Pages 301-307
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 427-428

About this book


Prostaglandin research is one of the most explosive fields in the biological science, and there have been a number of international symposia on this subject. In planning the second Advanced Course in Erice (Sicily) at the "Ettore Majorana" center it was realized that large congresses might not represent the best way to facilitate communication within specialized areas of biologic and medical research. In fact small meetings where in depth discussion is confined to a limited number of scientists, are now generally considered successful vehicles of scientific information. With this in mind, we made an effort in collecting a number of experts in both experimental and clinical use of these important arachidonate metabolites. We have been very fortunate in bringing together a faculty of international authorities who contributed to the course with brilliant presentations and lively discussion. Thus, this book represents an up-to-date overview of the physiology and pharmacology of different products derived from arachidonic acid metabolism, associated with outstanding suggestions of their clinical potential. It is our hope that from this Advanced Course, and its resulting publication, new ideas concerning the physio­ pathological role of these compounds will arise together with new directions for future research. We are deeply indebted to NATO for its interest and generous support which made this Second Course a reality.


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Editors and affiliations

  • F. Berti
    • 1
  • G. P. Velo
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.University of PaduaVeronaItaly

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