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A Chemical Messenger Between All Types of Living Cells

Edited by Kaneez Fatima Shad

University of Technology Sydney

Serotonin - A Chemical Messenger Between All Types of Living Cells is a very interesting book on the most ancient neurotransmitter, hormone and trophic factor serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT). This unique chemical is present in all living cells including plants and animals. This book will take us through a serene journey of the evolutionary history of serotonin and its role from man to mollusk. There are many interesting chapters incorporated in this book, including novel approaches for detecting minor metabolites of serotonin in human plasma, production and function of serotonin in cardiac cells, immuno-thrombotic effects of serotonin in platelets to the identification and localization of serotonin in the nervous system and gonad of bivalve mollusks.

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SerotoninA Chemical Messenger Between All Types of Living CellsEdited by Kaneez Fatima Shad

Published: July 26th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65233

ISBN: 978-953-51-3362-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3361-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4720-6

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

19261 Total Chapter Downloads

19 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

49 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Serotonin - The Most Ancient Neurotransmitter, Hormone and Trophic Factor

By Kaneez Fatima Shad


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2. Pharmacology and Molecular Identity of Serotonin Receptor in Bivalve Mollusks

By Sayyed Mohammad Hadi Alavi, Kazue Nagasawa, Keisuke G. Takahashi and Makoto Osada


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3. Structure-Function of Serotonin in Bivalve Molluscs

By Sayyed Mohammad Hadi Alavi, Kazue Nagasawa, Keisuke G. Takahashi and Makoto Osada


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4. 4WD to Travel Inside the 5-HT1A Receptor World

By Wilma Quaglia, Carlo Cifani, Fabio Del Bello, Mario Giannella, Gianfabio Giorgioni, Maria Vittoria Micioni Di Bonaventura and Alessandro Piergentili


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5. Sculpting Cerebral Cortex with Serotonin in Rodent and Primate

By Tania Vitalis and Catherine Verney


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6. Association of 5-HT1A Receptors with Affective Disorders

By Cesar Soria-Fregozo, Maria Isabel Perez-Vega, Juan Francisco Rodríguez-Landa, León Jesús Germán-Ponciano, Rosa Isela García- Ríos and Armando Mora-Perez


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7. Application of 5-HT-SO4 in Biomarker Research

By Raimond Lozda


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8. Energy Homeostasis by the Peripheral Serotonergic System

By Hitoshi Watanabe, Michael Rose, Yoshinori Kanayama, Hitoshi Shirakawa and Hisashi Aso


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9. Serotonin Effects on Expression of the LDL Receptor Family Member LR11 and 7-Ketocholesterol–Induced Apoptosis in Human Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

By Daiji Nagayama and Ichiro Tatsuno


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10. Serotonin in Neurological Diseases

By Jolanta Dorszewska, Jolanta Florczak-Wyspianska, Marta Kowalska, Marcin Stanski, Alicja Kowalewska and Wojciech Kozubski


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11. The Role of Serotonin in Aggression and Impulsiveness

By Fatih Hilmi Çetin, Yasemin Taş Torun and Esra Güney


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12. Immuno-Thrombotic Effects of Platelet Serotonin

By Elmina Mammadova-Bach, Maximilian Mauler, Attila Braun and Daniel Duerschmied


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13. Production and Function of Serotonin in Cardiac Cells

By Joachim Neumann, Britt Hofmann and Ulrich Gergs


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