Neuropeptides and Other Bioactive Peptides

Neuropeptides and Other Bioactive Peptides

From Discovery to Function

Lloyd D. Fricker
ISBN: 9781615045068 | PDF ISBN: 9781615045075
Copyright © 2012 | 122 Pages | Publication Date: 06/01/2012

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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.

Table of Contents

Overview of Neuropeptides
Neuropeptide Discovery
Neuropeptide Biosynthesis
Neuropeptides After Secretion: Receptors and Peptidases
Representative Neuropeptides
Concluding Remarks and Future Directions
Author Biography

About the Author(s)

Lloyd D. Fricker, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Lloyd Fricker received a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1983 and obtained postdoctoral training at Oregon Health and Sciences University. He has directed a laboratory at Albert Einstein since 1986. While a graduate student, he discovered carboxypeptidase E, a key enzyme in the biosynthesis of most neuropeptides and peptide hormones (such as insulin). In addition to studies on carboxypeptidase E and neuropeptide production, his research group has discovered and characterized 12 additional members of the carboxypeptidase family, which perform diverse functions ranging from the production of growth factors to the processing of tubulin. Another set of studies in the Fricker Laboratory involves peptidomics, which uses mass spectrometry to identify and quantify peptides present in biological samples. Dr. Fricker has published 180 research articles and reviews in the field of peptides and peptide-processing enzymes.

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