Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. General Aspects of Midkine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. GENERAL ASPECTS OF MIDKINE

    1. Takashi Muramatsu
      Pages 3-13
    2. Sheng Yao, Christoph Winkler
      Pages 15-28
    3. Sara L. Nordin, Arne Egesten
      Pages 29-39
    4. Yiping Huang, Edward A. Ratovitski
      Pages 41-52
    5. Stefan Sommerschuh, Michael Kirchner, Nicole Gliese
      Pages 53-67
    6. Malgorzata Krzystek-Korpacka, Malgorzata Matusiewicz
      Pages 69-85
  4. Midkine and Inflammation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
  5. MIDKINE AND INFLAMMATION

    1. Nuray Yazıhan, Mehtap Kacar Kocak, Ethem Akcıl
      Pages 89-101
    2. Hisako Muramatsu, Kiyoko Maruyama, Naoki Ishiguro
      Pages 103-109
  6. Midkine and the Cardiovascular System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
  7. MIDKINE AND THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

    1. Mitsuru Horiba, Kenji Kadomatsu
      Pages 113-124
    2. Kenji Kadomatsu
      Pages 125-130
    3. Tomoki Kosugi, Kenji Kadomatsu
      Pages 131-140
  8. Midkine and the Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
  9. MIDKINE AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

    1. Hideyuki Takeuchi
      Pages 143-151
    2. Hiroaki Ooboshi, Eiichi Ishikawa, Junichi Takada, Takashi Shichita, Yasuhiro Kumai
      Pages 153-163
    3. Eiji Shimizu, Daisuke Matsuzawa
      Pages 165-170
  10. Midkine and the Urogenital System, Reproduction and Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171

About this book

Introduction

Carl Edward Sagan’s (1934-1996) one of the famous quatation was “Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.“ From past to date, well-known molecules, enzymes, proteins, lipids and carbonhydrates are studied in the pathogenesis of several diseases both as a diagnostic/prognostic biomarker and therapeutic agent. The underlying mechanism of unexplained diseases and failure of therapies are frequently studied with well-known biomarkers, but remain unclear in many cases. As Dr. Sagan said other keys are still waiting to be known in some forgetten corner of a body universe, we find strength to propose that one of them can be the growth factor with cytokine activity named “Midkine” This book summarizes the extensive up-to-date literature overeview with the lastest work of experts about midkine in a detailed format that conveys its role as both a pathologic factor and therapeutic agent.

Keywords

Development and reproduction Disease Midkine Survival and resistance Therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Mine Ergüven
    • 1
  • Takashi Muramatsu
    • 2
  • Ayhan Bilir
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of BiochemistryYeni Yüzyıl UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2., Department of Health ScienceAichi Gakuin UniversityNisshinJapan
  3. 3., Department of Histology and EmbryologyIstanbul University Faculty of MedicineIstanbulTurkey

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4234-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4233-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4234-5
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