Series Editor:

  • Gerald Litwack, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology and enzyme mechanisms.

Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.

This volume focuses on anorexia.

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Researchers, faculty, and graduate students interested in cutting-edge review concerning the molecular and cellular biology of vitamins, hormones, and related factors and co-factors. Libraries and laboratories at institutes with strong programs in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, hormone control, and signal transduction are likely to be interested.


Book information

  • Published: May 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-410473-0

Table of Contents

  1. Novel Neuropeptides in the Control of Food Intake: Neuronostatin and Nesfatin-1
    Gina L.C. Yosten
  2. Anorexia and Hypothalamic Degeneration
    Ida A.K. Nilsson, Charlotte Lindfors, Martin Schalling, Tomas Hökfelt, and Jeanette E. Johansen
  3. The Role of Ghrelin in Anorexia-Cachexia Syndromes
    Bobby Guillory, Andres Splenser, and Jose Garcia
  4. Ghrelin Gene Variants and Eating Disorders
    Tetsuya Ando
  5. Steroid Metabolism and Excretion in Anorexia Nervosa
    Wassif Samuel Wassif and Andrew Rashad Ross
  6. Anorexia Nervosa and Estrogen Receptors
    Nicolas Ramoz, Audrey Versini, and Philip Gorwood
  7. Cannabinoid Receptors and Cholecystokinin in Feeding Inhibition
    Francisco Alén Fariñas, M. Teresa Ramírez-López, Raquel Gómez de Heras, Fernando Rodríguez de Fonseca, and Laura Orio
  8. Treatment of Cachexia: Melanocortin and Ghrelin Interventions
    Jeremy Steinman and Mark Daniel DeBoer
  9. The Influence of Estrogen Therapies on Bone Mineral Density in Premenopausal Women with Anorexia Nervosa and Amenorrhea
    Jocelyn Lebow and Leslie Sim
  10. Clinical and Hormonal Variables Related to Bone Mass Loss in Anorexia Nervosa Patients
    Maria Luisa Fernandez-Soto, Amalia Gonzalez-Jimenez, Marta Chamorro- Fernandez, and Socorro Leyva-Martinez
  11. Mechanism-Based Therapeutic Approaches to Cachexia
    Fabio Penna, Gabriella Bonelli, Francesco M. Baccino, and Paola Costelli
  12. Cisplatin-Induced Anorexia and Ghrelin
    Tomohisa Hattori, Koji Yakabi, and Hiroshi Takeda
  13. Anorexia of Aging
    Zbigniew Kmiec, Erika Petervari, Marta Balasko, and Miklos Szekely