Vasopressin and Oxytocin

Molecular, Cellular, and Clinical Advances

  • Hans H. Zingg
  • Charles W. Bourque
  • Daniel G. Bichet

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 449)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Historical Overview

    1. Serge Jard
      Pages 1-13
  3. Biosynthesis of Vasopression and Oxytocin

    1. J. Peter H. Burbach, Hermien van Schaick, Sofia Lopes da Silva, Ceriel H. J. Asbreuk, Marten P. Smidt
      Pages 29-37
    2. Marcus D. Schonemann, Aimee K. Ryan, Linda Erkman, Robert J. McEvilly, John Bermingham, Michael G. Rosenfeld
      Pages 39-53
    3. Dan Ma, John F. Morris
      Pages 55-57
    4. Adam Chodobski, Brian E. Wojcik, Y. Peng Loh, Kimberly A. Dodd, Joanna Szmydynger-Chodobska, Conrad E. Johanson et al.
      Pages 59-65
  4. Neuronal Activity and Release

    1. Glenn I. Hatton, Zhenhui Li
      Pages 79-95
    2. Q. J. Pittman, D. Mouginot, S. B. Kombian
      Pages 107-115
    3. Delmore J. Morsette, Kerry L. Swenson, Shenon E. Badre, Celia D. Sladek
      Pages 129-130
    4. P. Jourdain, B. Dupouy, R. Bonhomme, D. T. Theodosis, D. A. Poulain, J. M. Israel
      Pages 135-145
    5. F. Moos, L. Gouzènes, D. Brown, G. Dayanithi, N. Sabatier, L. Boissin et al.
      Pages 153-162
    6. M. Ludwig, G. Leng
      Pages 163-173

About this book


This monograph provides a comprehensive overview of recent advances in the field of vasopressin and oxytocin. In the summer of 1997, scientists from over 20 countries congregated in Montreal for the 1997 World Congress of Neurohypophysial Hormones, a conference that united the fields of vasopressin, neurohypophysis and oxytocin in a single joint meeting that gave rise to the present book. The organization of a joint meeting was prompted by several recent developments. Specifically the molecular characterization of the vasopressin/oxytocin receptor family made it mandatory to adopt an integrated view and to discuss the vasopressin/oxytocin ligand/receptor family as a whole. To ensure em­ phasis on novelty, the conference focused on advances made over the last two years and also included important contributions by scientists that had not previously been associated with the vasopressin/oxytocin field. Vasopressin and oxytocin are two neurohormones that exert a wide spectrum of cen­ tral and peripheral actions. Accordingly, the vasopressin/oxytocin field embraces a large number of different domains, ranging from neuroscience, endocrinology, and oncology to renal, reproductive, and cardiovascular physiology and pathology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans H. Zingg
    • 1
  • Charles W. Bourque
    • 1
  • Daniel G. Bichet
    • 2
  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.University of MontrealMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7210-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4871-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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