Pancreapedia Newsletter - October, 2015

From:  John Williams, Editor-in -Chief, Pancreapedia

Dear Pancreapedia Members, 

This is to give you an update on several major changes in Pancreapedia and links to recent publications. 

Our current focus is on the collection of review entries which are located on the Pancreapedia site under the Publications tab as, “The Pancreas: Current Concepts of Health and Disease”.  As sections are completed they will be published as an open access eBook with print copies available at reasonable price to cover our cost.  This is a joint venture between the American Pancreatic Association and University of Michigan Publishing.  We expect to publish the first eBook on “Autoimmune Pancreatitis” edited by Suresh Chari and Phil Hart by the end of the year.  An eBook on Acute Pancreatitis edited by Markus Lerch and Marc Basselink is scheduled for the spring of 2016.  The next update to members in January will provide  information on how to access both eBook and paper copies.

We encourage you and your lab personnel who have not done so to register and post your picture and a little about yourself.  Click on the Account tab to open an account.  We are also interested in members preparing Methods entries or Molecule Pages on their research.  These are citable publications and are a way to contribute to your field.

Recent Pancreapedia Entries with Links (January through July, 2015):

The Pancreas: Current Concepts of Health and Disease 

Channels and Transporters in Zymogen Granule Membranes and their Role in Granule Function: Recent Progress and a Critical Assessment - Frank Thévenod

Diabetes as a Risk Factor of Pancreatic Cancer - Donghui Li & Yixiang Mao

Introduction to Pancreatic Disease: Chronic Pancreatitis - Elham Afghani

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms (pNENs) - Massimo Falconi, Angela Maurizi, Stefano Partelli & Stefano Crippa

Pathogenesis and Treatment of Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis - Søren Schou Olesen, Elke Tieftrunk, Güralp O. Ceyhan & Asbjørn Mohr Drewes

Pancreatic Inflammation and Carcinogenesis - Constantinos P. Zambirinis & George Miller

Alterations in Exocrine Pancreatic Function in Diabetes Mellitus - Nils Ewald & Philip D. Hardt

Total Pancreatectomy and Islet  Auto Transplantation for Chronic Pancreatitis - Sydne Muratore, Martin Freeman & Greg Beilman

Micronutrient ('Antioxidant') Therapy for Chronic Pancreatitis: Basis and Clinical Experience - Joan M. Braganza

Hypoglycemia in Pancreatic Disease - Michael J. Thompson & John P. Mordes

Pathogenesis of Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis - Dana Dominguez & Kimberly Kirkwood

Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma - Alexander Stark & Guido Eibl

Pain Management in Acute Pancreatitis - Stephan Schorn, Güralp O. Ceyhan, Elke Tieftrunk, Helmut Friess & Ihsan Ekin Demir

Classification Systems for the Severity of Acute Pancreatitis - Rupjyoti Talukdar & Santhi Swaroop Vege

Normal Pancreatic Function - Stephen J. Pandol

Relationship between obesity and pancreatitis - Sarah Navina & Vijay P. Singh

Prevention of ERCP-induced Pancreatitis- B. Joseph Elmunzer

Obesity-Related Effects on Pancreatic Disease - Nicholas J. Zyromski

Role of the actin cytoskeleton in acinar cell protein secretion - Robert C. De Lisle

Timing of cholecystectomy after acute biliary pancreatitis - Stefan A. Bouwense, Mark C. van Baal, David da Costa & Marc G. Besselink 

Ca2+ Signaling in Pancreatic Acinar Cells - David I. Yule

Smoking induced pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer - Mouad Edderkaoui & Edwin Thrower

Imaging in Chronic Pancreatitis - Raju Sharma & Devasenathipathy Kandasamy

Experimental acute pancreatitis: In vitro models - Olga A. Mareninova, Abrahim I. Orabi & Sohail Z. Husain

Alcohol-Related Mechanisms of Acute Pancreatitis: The Roles of Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress - David N. Criddle, Richard Waldron, Aurelia Lugea & Stephen J. Pandol

Molecule Pages

Bombesin - John A. Williams

Rab27 - Yanan Hou, Xuequn Chen, Stephen A. Ernst & John A. Williams

Galanin - Savio G. Barreto