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The Endothelins Winifred G. Nayler

The Endothelins

Winifred G. Nayler

Published September 21st 1990
ISBN : 9783540528562
Hardcover
183 pages
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This book has been written to provide a factual account of the history, chemistry, and physiological and pathological importance of the endothelin family of polypeptides. These polypeptides are a very recent discovery and their true significance isMoreThis book has been written to provide a factual account of the history, chemistry, and physiological and pathological importance of the endothelin family of polypeptides. These polypeptides are a very recent discovery and their true significance is still being established. However, they are of enormous potential significance, particularly with respect to the functioning of the circulatory system under normal and abnormal conditions. The readers attention therefore is directed towards the possible involvement of these polypeptides in the aetiology of ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular accidents, hypertension, atherosclerosis and renal failure. This book represents the first attempt to draw together data which is currently available concerning the endothelins, and as such it provides a fascinating insight into a new and novel area of research. It aims to provide a documented account of the history and significance of these polypeptides and hence opens up new areas of future research.