Lipid second messengers / edited by Robert M. Bell, John H. Exton, and Stephen M. Prescott.Material type: TextSeries: Handbook of lipid research: v. 8.Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, c1996Description: xiii, 316 p. : illISBN: 9780306451744; 0306451743Subject(s): Lipids -- Analysis | Cell receptors | Cellular signal transduction | Second messengers (Biochemistry) | Lipids Chemical analysisDDC classification: 547.77046 LOC classification: QP552.L5 | L54 1996Other classification: 35.70
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Diacylglycerols : biosynthetic intermediates and lipid second messengers -- Lipid signaling for protein kinase C activation -- Phosphatidic acid -- PI 3-kinase and receptor-linked signal transduction -- Ceramide : a novel second messenger and lipid mediator -- Bioactive properties of sphingosine and structurally related compounds -- Platelet-activiating factor and PAF-like mimetics -- Lysophosphatidic acid -- Prostaglandins and related compounds : lipid messengers with many actions.
Scientists in lipid biochemistry research have increasingly recognized the role of lipids as signaling molecules, aside from their importance in forming cellular membranes and storing energy. This book provides the latest findings on a wide variety of complex lipids in cells that function either as intracellular or intercellular messengers. International investigators present current data on the most extensively studied examples of both intracellular and intercellular messengers generated from lipids, and describe their basic mechanisms, which also utilize receptors in the G-protein-coupled family. The in-depth discussions address such topics as lipid signaling for protein kinase C activation, phosphatidic acid and lyso-phosphatidic acid, ceramide as a messenger, bioactive properties of Sphingosine and structurally related compounds, platelet-activating factor and PAF-like mimetics, and prostaglandins and related compounds.
Lipid Second Messengers is an up-to-date reference on developments in the expanding field of lipid-derived signals and will be of interest to biochemists, physiologists, pharmacologists, geneticists, and biologists.