Neural and Endocrine Peptides and Receptors

  • Terry W. Moody

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Pituitary Peptides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia C. Contreras, Debora A. Dimaggio, Thomas L. O’Donohue, Rémi Quirion
      Pages 3-13
    3. Choh Hao Li
      Pages 15-22
    4. Kenneth L. Bost, Eric M. Smith, J. Edwin Blalock
      Pages 23-34
    5. D. C. Parish
      Pages 35-43
    6. Mac E. Hadley, Victor J. Hruby, Dhirendra N. Chaturvedi, Tomi K. Sawyer
      Pages 45-56
    7. J. Ham, D. G. Smyth
      Pages 57-69
  3. Peptide-Releasing Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Andrew V. Schally, Ren-Zhi Cai, I. Torres-Aleman, Tommie W. Redding, Balazs Szoke, Dadin Fu et al.
      Pages 73-88
    3. S. M. McCann, W. K. Samson, M. C. Aquila, J. Bedran De Castro, N. Ono, M. D. Lumpkin et al.
      Pages 89-99
    4. Rita J. Valentino, Stephen L. Foote
      Pages 101-120
    5. John J. Nestor Jr, Teresa L. Ho, Barbara M. DeLustro, Alain B. Schreiber
      Pages 137-148
    6. Abdul-Badi Abou-Samra, Michelle Fevre-Montange, Francoise Borson, Henri Dechaud, Jacques Tourniaire
      Pages 149-157
    7. Jack E. Sherman, Ned H. Kalin
      Pages 195-204
  4. Brain Peptides and Receptors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Rosalyn S. Yalow, John Eng
      Pages 207-218

About this book


The Fifth Annual Washington Spring Symposium on Health Sciences attracted over 400 scientists from 20 countries. It was held at the Lisner Auditorium of the George Washington University in Washington. D.C. The theme of the meeting was neural and endocrine peptides and receptors. The meeting emphasized basic and clinical research on neural and endocrine peptides and receptors. The six plenary sessions emphasized pituitary peptides, releasing factors, brain peptides, growth factors, peripheral peptides, and clinical applications. The chapters in this volume are derived from each of these six scientific sessions plus the poster and special sessions. The Abraham White Distinguished Scientist A ward was presented to Dr. Julius Axelrod for his numerous contributions to the field of neurochemistry. He presented the keynote address, which was entitled "The Regulation of the Release of ACTH." Dr. Axelrod discussed numerous factors, such as the peptides CRF, VIP, and somatostatin, that regulate hormone secretion from pituitary cells. The Distinguished Public Service Award was presented to Senator Lowell Weicker, Jr., in recognition of his leadership and outstanding achievements in the United States Senate and for his legislative support for biomedical research and education. In the symposium banquet address, Senator Weicker stressed the need for continued federal support of biomedical science research.


brain chemistry clinical application cognition growth factor neurochemistry receptor

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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