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September 1984

Regulatory Peptides of Gut and Brain

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Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1984;41(9):919. doi:10.1001/archneur.1984.04050200025012

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The discovery of numerous peptides subserving nervous, endocrine, and paracrine regulatory functions in the body has resulted in an explosion of information that has left many of us breathless. This book condenses the important physiologic information about several classes of peptides into 99 pages. In so doing, it represents a useful reference. It consists of a collection of reviews on various topics related to the role of regulatory peptides in the gut and brain. As with most collections of works by multiple authors, the quality and clarity of the chapters is heterogeneous, but on the whole the book is worthwhile due to the broad range of topics discussed (ie, from the evolutionary considerations aimed at understanding the genetic mechanisms responsible for generating "families" of molecularly similar peptides to the clinical relevance of specific peptides).

The book includes chapters that describe the state of information about specific peptides that are localized

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