312 pages | 155 Color Illus. | 3 B/W Illus.
Dopamine is a small molecule traditionally regarded as a brain-derived neuronal modulator implicated in many neurological and psychiatric disorders. Outside the brain, dopamine fulfills all the criteria of a circulating hormone which affects normal and abnormal functions of multiple organs and regulatory systems and is also involved in many aspects of cancer formation and progression. The book provides a systematic account of dopamine as an endocrine and autocrine/paracrine hormone and fills a much needed gap in the overall understanding of the production, distribution and actions of this very important molecule.
Key selling features:
Chapter 1: Homeostasis of dopamine. Chapter
2: Dopamine receptors and their signaling.
Chapter 3: Anatomical and endocrine aspects of brain dopamine.
Chapter 4: Attributes of peripheral dopamine.
Chapter 5: Renal and cardiovascular functions of dopamine.
Chapter 6: Digestive and metabolic actions of dopamine.
Chapter 7: Dopamine and hematopoiesis.
Chapter 8: Regulation of reproduction by dopamine.
Chapter 9: Cutaneous actions of dopamine.
Chapter 10: Dopamine and tumorigenesis in reproductive tissues.
Chapter 11: Dopamine, hematologic and GI-related cancers.
Chapter 12: Actions of dopamine on other cancers. Summary and Perspectives