By Satoshi Murasawa, Hiroaki Matsubara (auth.), Mohan K. Raizada, M. Ian Phillips, Colin Sumners (eds.)
Scientific advances during the last twenty years have afforded extraordinary oppor tunities to appreciate the constitution and serve as of receptors, receptor-ligand interactions, and receptor signaling. the level ofprogress during this region is underscored by way of the hot Nobel Prize for medication and body structure to Alfred Gilman and Martin Rodbell, either one of whose paintings in realizing receptorlG-protein interactions has redefined the way we expect of ways hormones and neurochemicals exert their task on mobile functionality. This booklet is replete with examples of present learn methods to assist us greater comprehend the mobile roles within which the renin-angiotensin procedure and the angiotensin receptors take part. sincerely, defining the constitution of angiotensin receptor subtypes is a crucial first step in cJarifying the mechanisms in which those receptors participate in mobile functionality. even though, the chapters inside of this booklet variety a long way past structural reviews and surround study on tissue particular expression of the angiotensin receptor subtypes, the genetic legislation ofthese receptors, and the original functionality ofvarious angiotensin subtypes in several organ structures, comparable to the mind, the reproductive process, adipose tissue, the center, and the kidneys.