Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jan Fahrenkrug
    Pages 1-20
  3. Jens Peter Goetze
    Pages 21-44
  4. Masayasu Kojima, Kenji Kangawa
    Pages 85-96
  5. Ujendra Kumar, Michael Grant
    Pages 97-120
  6. Tanja Kögel, Hans-Hermann Gerdes
    Pages 137-184
  7. Jens F. Rehfeld, Jens R. Bundgaard
    Pages 185-205
  8. Jens R. Bundgaard, Jens F. Rehfeld
    Pages 207-220
  9. Jens Juul Holst
    Pages 221-234
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 235-239

About this book

Introduction

The purpose of the present volume is to illustrate the modern biological concept of basic endocrinology in one single book. It first describes general issues such as maturation of secretory granules in the cells, the roles of the chaperonic granins, and cell-specific prohormone processing. Subsequently, the specific part of the book illustrates the new endocrine biology, using as examples a broad variety of individual peptide systems: ACTH, Neurotensin and Neuromedines, Natriuretic Peptides, Glucagon and Glucagon-like peptides, Somatostatin, Ghrelin, Gastrin and VIP (Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide).

Keywords

PAC biosynthesis cell lines endocrine biology endocrinology genes granins prohormone processing secretory granules translation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens F. Rehfeld
    • 1
  • Jens R. Bundgaard
    • 2
  1. 1.RigshospitaletKoebenhavns UniversitetKoebenhavnDenmark
  2. 2.RigshospitaletKoebenhavns UniversitetKoebenhavn OEDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11836-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-11834-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-11836-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-1844
  • Series Online ISSN 1861-0412
  • About this book