By Serge Jard (auth.), Hans H. Zingg, Charles W. Bourque, Daniel G. Bichet (eds.)

This monograph presents a accomplished evaluation of contemporary advances within the box of vasopressin and oxytocin. in the summertime of 1997, scientists from over 20 nations congregated in Montreal for the 1997 international Congress of Neurohypophysial Hormones, a convention that united the fields of vasopressin, neurohypophysis and oxytocin in one joint assembly that gave upward push to the current ebook. The association of a joint assembly used to be brought on by means of numerous contemporary advancements. in particular the molecular characterization of the vasopressin/oxytocin receptor family members made it obligatory to undertake an built-in view and to debate the vasopressin/oxytocin ligand/receptor family members as an entire. to make sure em­ phasis on novelty, the convention all for advances remodeled the final years and likewise incorporated very important contributions via scientists that had no longer formerly been linked to the vasopressin/oxytocin box. Vasopressin and oxytocin are neurohormones that exert a large spectrum of cen­ tral and peripheral activities. for that reason, the vasopressin/oxytocin box embraces a lot of various domain names, starting from neuroscience, endocrinology, and oncology to renal, reproductive, and cardiovascular body structure and pathology.

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