12. Somatostatin and Neuroprotection in Retina

  1. Prof. Dr. Achille G. Gravanis2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Synthia H. Mellon3
  1. Kyriaki Thermos

Published Online: 2 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527633968.ch12

Hormones in Neurodegeneration, Neuroprotection, and Neurogenesis

Hormones in Neurodegeneration, Neuroprotection, and Neurogenesis

How to Cite

Thermos, K. (2011) Somatostatin and Neuroprotection in Retina, in Hormones in Neurodegeneration, Neuroprotection, and Neurogenesis (eds A. G. Gravanis and S. H. Mellon), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527633968.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Crete, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Stavrakia, 71110 Heraklion, Greece

  2. 3

    University of California, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, The Center for Reproductive Sciences, 513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Crete, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, 71 110 Heraklion, Greece

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527326273

Online ISBN: 9783527633968

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Keywords:

  • somatostatin receptors;
  • SRIF;
  • retina;
  • neuroprotection;
  • ischemia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Somatostatin and Related Peptides

  • Somatostatin Receptors and Signaling

  • Somatostatin and its Receptors in Retina

  • Localization of Somatostatin Receptors in Retinal Neurons

  • Somatostatin Receptor Function in Retinal Circuitry

  • Neuroprotection by Somatostatin Analogs

  • Mechanisms of SRIF's Neuroprotection

  • Therapeutic Potential of Somatostatin Agents

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • Abbreviations

  • References