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Glutamate Receptors in Peripheral Tissue

Excitatory Transmission Outside the CNS

  • Editors were the first to show their presence outside the CNS using molecular biology techniques and immunohistochemistry

  • First text devoted exclusively to these receptors in peripheral tissues

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. General Concepts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Anticancer Effects of Glutamate Antagonists

      • Wojciech Rzeski, Lechoslaw Turski, Chrysanthy Ikonomidou
      Pages 77-85
  3. Specific Target Tissues, Organs, and Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97
    2. The Vertebrate Retina

      • Victoria P. Connaughton
      Pages 99-127
    3. Glutamate Receptors in Taste Receptor Cells

      • Albertino Bigiani
      Pages 129-145
    4. Glutamate Receptors in Endocrine Tissues

      • Tania F. Gendron, Paul Morley
      Pages 147-168
    5. Adrenal Glutamate Receptors: A Role in Stress and Drug Addiction?

      • Daniela Jezova, Marek Schwendt
      Pages 169-178
    6. Glutamate Receptors in the Stomach and their Implications

      • Li Hsueh Tsai, Jang-yen Wu
      Pages 179-190
    7. Glutamate: Teaching Old Bones New Tricks—Implications for Skeletal Biology

      • Gary J. Spencer, Ian S. Hitchcock, Paul G. Genever
      Pages 197-209
    8. Expression and Function of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors in Liver

      • Marianna Storto, Maria Pia Vairetti, Francesc X. Sureda, Barbara Riozzi, Valeria Bruno, Ferdinando Nicoletti
      Pages 211-217
    9. Neuroexcitatory Signaling in Immune Tissues

      • Helga S. Haas, Konrad Schauenstein
      Pages 219-232
  4. Non-Mammalian Organisms

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 243-243
    2. Analysis of Glutamate Receptor Genes in Plants: Progress and Prospects

      • Joanna C. Chiu, Eric D. Brenner, Rob DeSalle, Nora M. Barboza, Gloria M. Coruzzi
      Pages 245-255

About this book

Glutamate receptors (GluRs) in the central nervous system have been the subject of intense investigations for several decades, providing new avenues for the understanding of excitatory neurotransmission, excitotoxicity, mechanisms of injury, and therapeutics for several acute neurological conditions, such as brain trauma, and for neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders including addictions, Alzheimer disease, etc. Evidences of GluRs beyond the central nervous system were first reported in the early 1990s. When the idea of this book was conceived, the knowledge, specificity, and functional significance of GluRs in peripheral tissues was still in its embryonic stage. From our perspective, the idea of GluRs in peripheral tissues arose from our research on seafood toxins (see Chapter 1), and has now been reinforced by the results of other scientists working in similar areas. In this book, we have invited some of the leading authorities in the field to summarize their findings and to provide a framework for further investigations. The book is divided into three sections— Part I is on general concepts and concentrates on the distribution and cell-specific localiza­ tion of glutamate receptors, their transporters, and the pharmacology in peripheral tissues and organs. Part II emphasizes the presence and implications of these receptors in specific target tissues, organs, and systems, including liver, lungs, endocrine tissues, bone, immune system, etc. Part III focuses on glutamate receptors in plants to illustrate their presence beyond the animal kingdom.

Keywords

  • Calcium
  • biology
  • brain
  • cancer
  • molecular biology
  • neurons
  • time

Editors and Affiliations

  • Toxicology Research Division, HPFB, Health Canada, Ottawa, Canada

    Santokh Gill, Olga Pulido

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Glutamate Receptors in Peripheral Tissue

  • Book Subtitle: Excitatory Transmission Outside the CNS

  • Editors: Santokh Gill, Olga Pulido

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/b111738

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag US 2005

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-306-47973-1

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4419-3422-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-306-48644-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: 420

  • Topics: Neuroscience, Neurology

Buying options

eBook USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-0-306-48644-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)