Neurosecretion — The Final Neuroendocrine Pathway

VI International Symposium on Neurosecretion, London 1973

  • Francis Knowles
  • Lutz Vollrath

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francis Knowles
      Pages 3-11
  3. Peptidergic Neurosecretion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Classical Neurosecretion

      1. J. J. Dreifuss, J. J. Nordmann, K. Akert, C. Sandri, H. Moor
        Pages 31-37
      2. M. Raabe, N. Baudry, J. P. Grillot, A. Provansal
        Pages 59-71
      3. B. T. Pickering, C. W. Jones, G. D. Burford
        Pages 72-85
      4. K. Lederis, H. A. Bern, M. Medakovic, D. K. O. Chan, R. S. Nishioka, A. Letter et al.
        Pages 94-103
      5. Dorothy E. Bliss, Penny M. Hopkins
        Pages 104-114
      6. B. A. Cross
        Pages 115-128
      7. D. W. Lincoln
        Pages 129-133
    3. Hypophysiotropic Neurosecretion

  4. Aminergic Mechanisms in Neuroendocrine Control

  5. Summaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Kjell Fuxe, Tomas Hökfelt, Gösta Jonsson, Anders Löfström
      Pages 269-275
    3. Lutz Vollrath
      Pages 276-284
    4. Berta Scharrer
      Pages 285-287
    5. W. Bargmann
      Pages 288-289
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-348

About this book


This volume marks the end of twenty years of neurosecretion during which there were five symposia, namely Naples (1953), Lund (1957), Bristol (1961), Strasbourg (1966), and Kiel (1970). In comparison with these symposia an exceptionally large number of papers were read at this the sixth symposium, in London, and for economic reasons it has not been possible to publish all the papers in extenso. The editors have therefore been obliged to undertake the unenviable work of selection, a task made all the more difficult by the excel­ lence and importance of contributions of the symposium. We felt that it was of the utmost importance at this moment in the history of neurosecretion to present as complete a picture as possible of the present state of the subject in relation to the past and opportunities for the future. We have therefore given some preference to papers with a strong review element, research papers in areas of current importance and contributions which deal with recently developed techniques with promise for the future. We have more­ over attempted to strike some balance between the different areas of research on neurosecretion so that the volume as a whole may be of interest to the general reader, and that he will find in it a reasonably coherent pattern of thought which demonstrates neurosecretion as the final neuroendocrine pathway. We have attempted a certain degree of uniformity of spelling, symbols, etc.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Francis Knowles
    • 1
  • Lutz Vollrath
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s CollegeStrand, LondonGreat Britain

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-12589-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-12587-8
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