The Biology of Neuropeptide Y and Related Peptides

  • William F. Colmers
  • Claes Wahlestedt

Part of the Contemporary Neuroscience book series (CNEURO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Dan Larhammar, Charlotte Söderberg, Anders G. Blomquist
    Pages 1-41
  3. Janet M. Allen, Domingo Balbi
    Pages 43-64
  4. F. Sundler, G. Böttcher, E. Ekblad, R. Håkanson
    Pages 157-196
  5. Lars Grundemar, Sören P. Sheikh, Claes Wahlestedt
    Pages 197-239
  6. David Bleakman, Richard J. Miller, William F. Colmers
    Pages 241-272
  7. Zofia Zukowska-Grojec, Claes Wahlestedt
    Pages 315-388
  8. Moira A. McAuley, Xiaoli Chen, Thomas C. Westfall
    Pages 389-418
  9. John K. McDonald, James I. Koenig
    Pages 419-456
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 555-564

About this book


Leading experts critically summarize the state of knowledge concerning the molecular, anatomical, physiological, and behavioral aspects of NPY and its congeners. Each article provides a comprehensive and in-depth survey, an overview of the role of NPY in the discipline covered, a discussion of the likely future direction that the field will take, and an up-to-date bibliography.
Chapters include a treatment of the evolution of the PP family of genes, the structure of the NPY gene, and the distribution of NPY on the cardiovascular system, actions of NPY on the electrophysiological properties of nerve cells, and the effects of NPY on feeding and behavior. The chapters are written in an accessible style and serve both as an introduction to the field and as an extensive and detailed treatment of the current state of knowledge.


Nervous System behavior biology central nervous system evolution gene genes neurons receptor

Editors and affiliations

  • William F. Colmers
    • 1
  • Claes Wahlestedt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyCornell University Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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