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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 What are neuropeptides?
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    Chapter 2 Neuropeptide Localization in Nonmammalian Vertebrates
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    Chapter 3 Combined Light and Electron Microscopic Visualization of Neuropeptides and Their Receptors in Central Neurons
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    Chapter 4 Neuropeptide RNA localization in tissue sections.
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    Chapter 5 Intron-Specific Neuropeptide Probes
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    Chapter 6 Direct In Situ RT-PCR
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    Chapter 7 Laser Capture Microdissection and Quantitative-PCR Analysis
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    Chapter 8 Visualization of Peptide Secretory Vesicles in Living Nerve Cells
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    Chapter 9 Fluorescence imaging with single-molecule sensitivity and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy of cell-penetrating neuropeptides.
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    Chapter 10 Analysis of Neuroimmune Interactions by an In Vitro Coculture Approach
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    Chapter 11 Electrophysiology
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    Chapter 12 Localization of Neuropeptides by Radioimmunoassay
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    Chapter 13 Reversed-Phase HPLC and Hyphenated Analytical Strategies for Peptidomics
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    Chapter 14 Neuropeptidomics: Mass Spectrometry-Based Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
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    Chapter 15 Suppression Subtractive Hybridization
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    Chapter 16 Neuropeptide Microdialysis in Free-Moving Animals
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    Chapter 17 Antibody Microprobes for Detecting Neuropeptide Release
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    Chapter 18 Neuropeptidases
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    Chapter 19 Neuropeptide Autoantibodies Assay
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    Chapter 20 Intranasal Delivery of Neuropeptides
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    Chapter 21 Prodrug Design for Brain Delivery of Small- and Medium-Sized Neuropeptides
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    Chapter 22 Measurement of Phosphorothioate Oligodeoxynucleotide Antisense Transport Across the Blood–Brain Barrier
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    Chapter 23 Liposome-Encapsulated Neuropeptides for Site-Specific Microinjection
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    Chapter 24 Recombinant Adeno-Associated Viral Vectors
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    Chapter 25 Deorphanizing G Protein-Coupled Receptors by a Calcium Mobilization Assay
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Chapter title
What are neuropeptides?
Chapter number 1
Book title
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, September 2011
DOI 10.1007/978-1-61779-310-3_1
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Book ISBNs
978-1-61779-309-7, 978-1-61779-310-3

Burbach JP, J. Peter H. Burbach, Burbach, J. Peter H.


We know neuropeptides now for over 40 years as chemical signals in the brain. The discovery of neuropeptides is founded on groundbreaking research in physiology, endocrinology, and biochemistry during the last century and has been built on three seminal notions: (1) peptide hormones are chemical signals in the endocrine system; (2) neurosecretion of peptides is a general principle in the nervous system; and (3) the nervous system is responsive to peptide signals. These historical lines have contributed to how neuropeptides can be defined today: "Neuropeptides are small proteinaceous substances produced and released by neurons through the regulated secretory route and acting on neural substrates." Thus, neuropeptides are the most diverse class of signaling molecules in the brain engaged in many physiological functions. According to this definition almost 70 genes can be distinguished in the mammalian genome, encoding neuropeptide precursors and a multitude of bioactive neuropeptides. In addition, among cytokines, peptide hormones, and growth factors there are several subfamilies of peptides displaying most of the hallmarks of neuropeptides, for example neural chemokines, cerebellins, neurexophilins, and granins. All classical neuropeptides as well as putative neuropeptides from the latter families are presented as a resource.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 138 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 21%
Student > Master 28 20%
Student > Bachelor 18 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 12%
Researcher 12 9%
Other 15 11%
Unknown 21 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 23 16%
Neuroscience 18 13%
Chemistry 12 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 8%
Other 22 16%
Unknown 24 17%

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