Metabolism of Brain Peptides

1st Edition

Gerard O'Cuinn

CRC Press
Published June 9, 1995
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780849376658 - CAT# 7665


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Metabolism of Brain Peptides discusses neuropeptide metabolism in light of recent research. It describes the processing mechanisms in the production of biologically active peptides. It details distribution of the variety of neuropeptides in the brain and comprehensively reviews the effects of these neuropeptides on behavioral and physiological functions. The book also examines termination mechanisms for the biological activities of neuropeptides in light of recent knowledge of their distribution, their receptors and their possible inactivation enzymes in various functional regions of the brain and at the blood-brain barrier.