Neuropeptides and Other Bioactive Peptides : From Discovery to Function, Paperback Book

Neuropeptides and Other Bioactive Peptides : From Discovery to Function Paperback

Part of the Colloquium Series on Neuropeptides series

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Neuropeptides and peptide hormones represent the largest class of chemical messengers that transmit information from one cell to another.

In this review, several decades of research on peptides in cell-cell signaling are summarized, with a focus on neuropeptide discovery, biosynthesis, and function.

In addition to covering the well-studied aspects of neuropeptides, emerging concepts are discussed, including classical versus non-classical neuropeptides and direct versus indirect neuropeptides.

Other potential functions for peptides in intercellular and intracellular signaling are also discussed.

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