Arachidonic Acid in Cell Signaling

  • Daniele Piomelli

Part of the Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit book series (MBIU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Daniele Piomelli
    Pages 1-14
  3. Daniele Piomelli
    Pages 79-131
  4. Daniele Piomelli
    Pages 133-166
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 197-199

About this book


This book is about the arachidonic acid cascade, its biochemistry, its pharmacology, and its roles in signal transduction. Arachidonic acid may serve as an intracellular second messenger in many cell types, as well as precursor for biologically active molecules such as the eicosanoids (a family of oxygenated metabolites that may act as second messengers or as local mediators), and anandamide (an endogenous cannabinoid substance). Dysfunctions in the arachidonic acid cascade underlie a number of serious pathological conditions, making these biochemical pathways the target for drugs of clinical value.


biochemistry cell chemistry pharmacology signal transduction

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniele Piomelli
    • 1
  1. 1.The Neurosciences InstituteSan DiegoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-05809-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05807-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-0414
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