Polyamines in the Gastrointestinal Tract

Polyamines in the Gastrointestinal Tract

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It is widely accepted that polyamines play an essential role in cell proliferation, and scientific and clinical interest in these substances is increasing. This volume summarizes the various biochemical, molecular biological, physiological, pathophysiological and clinical aspects of actual research with regard to the role and importance of polyamine metabolism in functional and proliferative processes of the gastrointestinal tract. Besides extensive overview lectures from leading scientists, the actual research topics of nearly all groups world-wide are presented. One main goal is to achieve a close cooperation and exchange of knowledge between fundamental scientists and clinicians. In this respect this book provides a summary and overview of the scientific and clinical research, as well as an update of and future perspectives for research into the role and function of polyamines in the gastrointestinal tract.
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  • Hardback | 544 pages
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • biography
  • 079238976X
  • 9780792389767

Review quote

'This volume is well-produced with a uniform type face that is exceedingly easy on the eye....this volume is essential reading for those with interest in the field and required reading for those actively involved. ' J. Med. Chem. 36:516 1993
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Table of contents

Polyamines - physiology and function; biochemistry of polyamines; molecular biology; clinical studies; polyamines in normal and adaptive growth; polyamines in neoplastic growth in the GI tract; polyamine metabolism, transport systems and uptake of polyamines from the gut; poster presentation.
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