Melanin-Concentrating Hormone and Sleep

Molecular, Functional and Clinical Aspects

  • S. R. Pandi-Perumal
  • Pablo Torterolo
  • Jaime M.  Monti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jackson C. Bittencourt, Giovanne B. Diniz
    Pages 1-46
  3. Carlos Blanco-Centurion, Meng Liu, Priyattam Shiromani
    Pages 75-107
  4. Eric Murillo-Rodríguez, Daniela Morales-Lara, José Carlos Pastrana-Trejo, Lorena Macías-Triana, Karen Romero-Cordero, Miriel de-la-Cruz et al.
    Pages 121-130
  5. Marco Luppi
    Pages 131-138
  6. Carlos Eduardo Neves Girardi, Débora Cristina Hipólide, Vânia D’Almeida
    Pages 139-147
  7. Luciana Benedetto, Pablo Torterolo, Annabel Ferreira
    Pages 149-170
  8. Alicia Costa, Luciana Benedetto, Patricia Lagos, Jaime M. Monti, Pablo Torterolo
    Pages 171-193
  9. Jessika Urbanavicius, Patricia Lagos, Ximena López, Pablo Torterolo, Cecilia Scorza
    Pages 195-206

About this book


This book offers a compilation of papers on the role of melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) in sleep, sleep disorders and neuroendocrine functions. Leading experts in sleep medicine, psychiatry and neuroendocrinology provide a broad perspective on the field, from the anatomical structure and physiology of the MCH system to the connection with other systems influencing sleep and diseases like anxiety and depression. The potential of MCHR-1 antagonists as anxiolytic/antidepressant drugs is also reviewed. The book will represent an interdisciplinary guide for sleep disorder specialists, sleep researchers, psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, and behavioral sleep medicine specialists. 


Melanin-concentrating hormone Endocrine function Sleep disorder Hypersomnia Thermoregulation Pain control Maternal behavior

Editors and affiliations

  • S. R. Pandi-Perumal
    • 1
  • Pablo Torterolo
    • 2
  • Jaime M.  Monti
    • 3
  1. 1.Somnogen Canada Inc. TorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Physiology, School of MedicineUniversity of the RepublicMontevideoUruguay
  3. 3.Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, School of Medicine Clinics HospitalUniversity of the RepublicMontevideoUruguay

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