Neurosteriods: A New Regulatory Function in the Nervous System
Book News, Inc. Not really new, but recently discovered by Baulieu (biochemistry and human reproduction, College of France, Paris) himself. Scientists and clinical researchers join him in reviewing all facets of neurosteroids known to be involved in behavior, stress, memory, depression, anxiety, aging of the brain, and neurodegenerative diseases. Pointing the way to new pharmaceutical agents that may be of significant therapeutic value in aging mental functions and other problems, they look at the role of neurosteroids in brain development and plasticity, and their neuromodulary influence on GABAA, ionotropic glutamate receptors, acetylcholine receptors, sigma receptors, and calcium channels. -- Copyright © 1999 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR All rights reserved Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Synopsis Steroids, which are synthesised from cholesterol in endocrine glands, influence the development and function of the brain. This volume addresses the involvement of neurosteroids in the function of neurotransmitter receptors.