Neural Functions of the Delta-Opioid Receptor [electronic resource] / edited by Ying Xia
- Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2015.
- 1st ed. 2015.
- Physical Description:
- XV, 685 pages 61 illustrations, 23 illustrations in color : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Xia, Ying and SpringerLink (Online service)
- This is the first book to summarize the progress of research on the delta opioid receptor (DOR) to date. This receptor, a member of the opioid receptor family, was not studied at all until the 1990s when some researchers began looking into the role that it plays in neuroprotection and other functions. Many scientists from a number of independent labs have now confirmed that DOR can provide neuroprotection from hypoxic/ischemic injuries. They have also found that it plays a role in physiological and pathophysiological events such as hypoxic encephalopathy, epilepsy, acupuncture, Parkinson's disease, etc. by regulating membrane proteins and balancing intracellular survival/death signals. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of research and provide a blueprint for future directions.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- text file PDF
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