Excitatory Amino AcidsTheir Role in Neuroendocrine Function: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Excitatory Amino AcidsTheir Role in Neuroendocrine Function

1st Edition

By Darrell W. Brann, Virendra B. Mahesh

CRC Press

336 pages

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pub: 1995-10-24
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This publication focuses on the neuroendocrine functions of excitatory neurotransmitters in the brain known as the excitatory amino acid transmitters (EAAs). EEAs, such as glutamate and aspartate, regulate the release of pituitary hormones which in-turn effect most of the physiological systems in the body. This book gives detailed coverage of the role of EAAs in reproduction, growth, the stress axis, seasonal breeding, puberty, learning, and memory.

Table of Contents

Glutamate Neurotransmission in the Neuroendocrine Hypothalamus, A.N. van den Pol, J. -P. Waurin, and F. Dudek

Types of Excitatory Amino Acid Receptors and Their Localization in the Nervous System and Hypothalamus, R.S. Petralia and R.J. Wenthold

High-Affinity Glutamate Transporters: Physiological and Pathological Relevance in the Central Nervous System, Y. Kanai and M. Hediger

Role of Excitatory Amino Acids in Reproduction, D.W. Brann, L. Ping, P. Zamorano, and V.B. Mahseh

Excitatory Amino Acids and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis, C. Oliver, D. Jezova, M. Grino, O. Paulmyer-Lacroix, F. Boudouresque, and P. Joanny

Role of Excitatory Amino Acids in Regulation of Growth Hormone Secretion, D. Cocci and L. Cattaneo

The Role of Nitric Oxide in the Action of Glutamergic Neurons to Control the Release of Hypothalamic Releasing and Inhibiting Hormones, S.M. McCann

Regulation of Circadian Rhythms by Excitatory Amino Acids, C. Cowell and M. Menaker

Excitatory Amino Acids and the Control of Seasonal Breeding, H.F. Urbanski

The Role of Excitatory Amino Acids in Learning and Memory, S. Baron, J. Auta, and J.M. Moerschbaecher

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism