Ghrelin in Health and Disease Ebook

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Ghrelin the endogenous ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue GHS receptor is critical in the control of food intake and energy balance The ghrelin receptors are now known to have important physiological properties as modulators of growth hormone release appetite glucose homeostasis metabolism immune function neurotransmitter activity cognitive function and neurodegeneration Bringing all of this information together in the first comprehensive text on the topic Ghrelin in Health and Disease provides a state-of-the-art synthesis of the latest work in this area for physicians and physician-scientists This volume addresses the unique property of ghrelin as a modulator of function Such a property provides potential utility for safe intervention in a wide variety of disease states Indeed as we learn more about the basic physiology of ghrelin the potential for treating new disease targets emerge requiring validation in the clinic Each chapter in this volume is authored by a leading investigator in the field The introductory chapter sets the background for the book and provides a superb overview of the relevance of ghrelin to physiology describing how the discovery of ghrelin has prompted us to completely rethink traditional physiology The authors conclude their chapters by critically addressing the future translational aspects of ghrelin biology and outlining what key basic research and clinical questions remain to be addressed An invaluable resource Ghrelin in Health and Disease distinguishes itself as the first comprehensive title covering all of the molecular and clinical issues relating to ghrelin and advancing our clinical understanding of obesity growth and rEPROAKATductive pathogenesisGhrelin in Health and Disease EbookBy Roy G Smith Publisher Humana Press Print ISBN 9781617799020 1617799025 eText ISBN 9781617799037 1617799033 Copyright year 2012 Format PDF Available from 23900 USD SKU 9781617799037

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Ghrelin the endogenous ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue GHS receptor is critical in the control of food intake and energy balance The ghrelin receptors are now known to have important physiological properties as modulators of growth hormone release appetite glucose homeostasis metabolism immune function neurotransmitter activity cognitive function and neurodegeneration Bringing all of this information together in the first comprehensive text on the topic Ghrelin in Health and Disease provides a state-of-the-art synthesis of the latest work in this area for physicians and physician-scientists This volume addresses the unique property of ghrelin as a modulator of function Such a property provides potential utility for safe intervention in a wide variety of disease states Indeed as we learn more about the basic physiology of ghrelin the potential for treating new disease targets emerge requiring validation in the clinic Each chapter in this volume is authored by a leading investigator in the field The introductory chapter sets the background for the book and provides a superb overview of the relevance of ghrelin to physiology describing how the discovery of ghrelin has prompted us to completely rethink traditional physiology The authors conclude their chapters by critically addressing the future translational aspects of ghrelin biology and outlining what key basic research and clinical questions remain to be addressed An invaluable resource Ghrelin in Health and Disease distinguishes itself as the first comprehensive title covering all of the molecular and clinical issues relating to ghrelin and advancing our clinical understanding of obesity growth and rEPROAKATductive pathogenesisGhrelin in Health and Disease EbookBy Roy G Smith Publisher Humana Press Print ISBN 9781617799020 1617799025 eText ISBN 9781617799037 1617799033 Copyright year 2012 Format PDF Available from 23900 USD SKU 9781617799037