Indoleamines: Sources, Role in Biological Processes and Health Effects


Angel Catalá, PhD (Editor)
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CONICET, CIC., La Plata, Argentina

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: MED008000

This book presents an overview of the role in biological processes and health effects produced by indoleamines, which are ubiquitous and versatile molecules with important physiological functions. The topics analyzed in this book cover a broad spectrum of functions played by indoleamines including the role of indoleamines in reducing free radical damage and oxidative stress; melatonin; endogenous sources and role in the regulation of fish reproduction; the neuroimmune roles of indoleamine pathways in cancer; tryptophan damage signal and indoleamine 2, 3-dioxygenase; the health effects of indoleamines on cognition, in the prevention of brain aging and age-related diseases; melatonin as an ocular anti-inflammatory; the relations between water-soluble B vitamins and indoleamines; melatonin in neurodegenerative, psychiatric and systemic inflammatory disorders; tryptophan, indolamines and sleep; from human milk to tryptophan-enriched diets; function of indoleamines in biological processes with emphasis on lipid peroxidation and indoleamines in edible plants; and the role in human health effects. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


The Role of Indoleamines in Reducing Free Radical Damage and Oxidative Stress: A Physicochemical Perspective
(A. Galano, Departamento de Química. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa. San Rafael Atlixco, Col. Vicentina. Iztapalapa. México D. F. México)

Melatonin: Endogenous Sources and Role in the Regulation of Fish Reproduction
(Saumen Kumar Maitra, Sourav Mukherjee and Kazi Nurul Hasan, Department of Zoology, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan 731235, India)

The Neuroimmune Roles of Indoleamine Pathways in Cancer
(Hui-Yen Chuang and Jeng-Jong Hwang, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan)

The Tryptophan “Damage” Signal and Indoleamine 2, 3-Dioxygenase
(JW Earl, CE Nath, MG Hanlon, WC Leach, RC Dale, GJ Logan, IE Alexander, GA Bishop, Biochemistry Department, Children’s Hospital Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia, and others)

Health Effects of Indoleamines in the Prevention of Cognitive Decline Associated with Brain Aging and Age-Related Diseases
(M. R. Ramis, F. Sarubbo, S. Aparicio, D. Moranta, A. Miralles and S. Esteban, Laboratorio de Neurofisiología, Departamento de Biología, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Mallorca, Spain, and others)

Melatonin as an Ocular Anti-Inflammatory
(Ruth E. Rosenstein, Diego C. Fernandez, Mónica S. Chianelli,
María José Del Sole, Daniel A. Sáenz and Pablo H. Sande, Laboratory of Retinal Neurochemistry and Experimental Ophthalmology, Department of Human Biochemistry, School of Medicine/CEFyBO, University of Buenos Aires/CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

The Relations Between Water-Soluble B Vitamins and Indoleamines
(Robert Lalonde, University of Rouen, Dept Psychology, ICONES Laboratory EA, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France)

Melatonin In Neurodegenerative, Psychiatric And Systemic Inflammatory Disorders
(George Anderson, Michael Maes, CRC Scotland & London, Eccleston Square, London, UK, and others)

Tryptophan, Indolamines And Sleep: From Human Milk To Tryptophan-Enriched Diets
(Bravo R, Franco L, Galán C, Ugartemendia L, Tena JM, Cubero J, Rodríguez AB & Barriga C, Chrononutrition Laboratory. Department of Physiology. Faculty of Science. University of Extremadura. Badajoz, Spain, and others)

Function of Indoleamines in Biological Processes with Emphasis on Lipid Peroxidation in Retina
(Ángel Catalá, Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas, (INIFTA-CCT La Plata-CONICET), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)

Indoleamines in Edible Plants: Role in Human Health Effects
(Akula Ramakrishna, India Vegetable R & D, Vegetable Quality analytics Lab, Monsanto Crop Breeding Station, Kallinayakanahalli, Chikkaballapur, Karnataka, India)


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