Vladimir Kh. Khavinson, Igor M. Kvetnoy, Vadim V. Yuzhakov, Viktor V. Popuchiev, Sergey S. Konovalov. The original own results of the long -term authors' investigations, devoted to study of the role and significance of peptides in homeostasis regulation in norm, general pathological processes , and ageing are the basis of this book.
The modern knowledges about peptides' sources in the organism are presented. The basic mechanisms of the diffuse neuroendocrine system's functions are discussed. The authors pay the attention to molecular and cellular bases of peptides' role in pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. The immunomodulating mechanisms of peptides' action, the participation of peptides in oxidative stress, tumor growth, and ageing are analysed in the book.
The monograph is of high interest for physiologists, pharmacologists, immunologists, gerontologists and researches in other fields of biomedicine.