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The Paraneuron

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XI
  2. General Part

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Historical Background

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 3-5
    3. What are Paraneurons?

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 6-12
    4. Secretions and Secretory Granules

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 13-39
    5. Stimulus-Secretion Coupling

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 40-54
    6. Neurons As Secretory Cells

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 55-71
    7. Transport of Messenger Substances to Targets

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 72-77
    8. Effects of Messenger Substances

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 78-84
    9. Ontogeny and Kinetics of Paraneurons

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 85-92
    10. Subsidiary Neuronlike Features of Paraneurons

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 93-106
    11. Neoplasms of Paraneurons: Paraneuromas

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 107-117
    12. Phylogeny of Paraneurons

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 118-131
  3. Special Part

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 133-133
    2. Adrenal Chromaffin Cells

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 135-144
    3. Parafollicular Cells

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 145-150
    4. Parathyroid Cells

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 151-155
    5. Adenohypophyseal Cells

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 156-164
    6. Gastroenteropancreatic Endocrine System

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 165-184
    7. Urogenital Paraneurons

      • Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi
      Pages 185-189

About this book

The regulation of the organism has traditionally been ascribed to two distinct systems-the nervous and the endocrine. Though coordination between the two systems has been acknowledged, researchers and authors have tended to deal with them as comprising separate categories of cells involved in different activities. With this approach, a given regulatory mechanism would be evaluated as to whether it should be accounted for by nervous or endocrine functions. The past 15 years, however, have witnessed numerous important discoveries and conceptual developments concerning the morphological, physiological, and bio­ chemical relations between the nervous and endocrine systems. Advances in im­ munocytochemical studies have revealed that there are a wide variety of messenger substances that function in both regulatory systems. As a result, researchers have been stimulated to investigate neuronlike properties of endocrine cells and, con­ versely, endocrine or secretory features of neurons. It has thus become obvious that the rigidities in the classic criteria of neurotransmitters and hormones may rather impede further advances in these research fields. The activities of neurons are no longer evaluated simply in terms of EPSP, IPSP, and the release of classic trans­ mitters such as acetylcholine, noradrenaline, and GABA. Hormonal actions are no longer analyzed solely with regard to concentrations of classic aminic and peptidic hormones in the systemic blood circulation. The concept of the paraneuron, which we proposed in 1975, has become one of the theoretical bases for the development of this trend of study.

Keywords

  • Hypophyse
  • biosynthesis
  • cell
  • cognition
  • evolution
  • hormone
  • nervous system
  • neurons
  • neurotransmitter
  • physiology
  • retina
  • skin
  • vertebrates

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Anatomy, University of Niigata School of Medicine, Niigata, Japan

    Tsuneo Fujita

  • Department of Physiology Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

    Tomio Kanno

  • Department of Anatomy, Yamanashi Medical College, Tamaho,Yamanashi, Japan

    Shigeru Kobayashi

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Paraneuron

  • Authors: Tsuneo Fujita, Tomio Kanno, Shigeru Kobayashi

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-68066-6

  • Publisher: Springer Tokyo

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1988

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-4-431-68068-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-4-431-68066-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 367

  • Number of Illustrations: 44 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Neuroscience, Neurology, Endocrinology

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  • ISBN: 978-4-431-68066-6
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Softcover Book USD 159.99
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