Regulation and function of somatostatin receptors


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    Present address for Heike Kusserow is Institut für Pharmakologie, Charité, Dorotheenstrasse 94, D-10098 Berlin, Germany.

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This review summarizes the latest advances that have been made to elucidate the somatostatinergic system in respect to somatostatin receptor evolution, the development of receptor agonists/antagonists, receptor regulation, signal transduction, effects on cell proliferation, receptor–receptor or receptor–protein interactions and receptor function.