Cellular Endocrinology in Health and Disease

Edited by

  • Alfredo Ulloa-Aguirre, Research Center for Population Health, National Institute of Public Health; National University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
  • P. Michael Conn, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA

Cellular Endocrinology in Health and Disease describes the underlying basis of endocrine function, providing an important tool to understand the fundamentals of endocrine diseases. Delivering a comprehensive review of the basic science of endocrinology, from cell biology to human disease, this work explores and dissects the function of a number of cellular systems. Among these are those whose function was not obvious until recently, including the endocrine functions of bone and the adipose tissue.

Providing content that crosses disciplines, Cellular Endocrinology in Health and Disease details how cellular endocrine function contributes to system physiology and mediates endocrine disorders. A methods section proves novel and useful approaches across research focus that will be attractive to medical students, residents, and specialists in the field of endocrinology, as well as to those interested in cellular regulation. Editors Alfredo Ulloa-Aguirre and P. Michael Conn, experts in molecular and cellular aspects of endocrinology, deliver contributions carefully selected for relevance, impact, and clarity of expression from leading field experts. 

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Researchers in cell biology, biochemistry, endocrinology, graduate students and researchers across basic sciences and biomedicine.


Book information

  • Published: April 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-408134-5

Table of Contents

1. Thyroid hormone receptors and their role in cell proliferation and cancer"
2. The molecular cell biology of anterior pituitary cells
3. Sensing calcium levels -the biology of the parathyroid cell
4. The biology of pituitary stem cells
5. The Na(+)/I(-) symporter and biosynthesis of thyroid hormones
6. The FSH signaling network in Sertoli cells
7. Epigenetics and pituitary cell growth
8. Epigenetics and metabolic abnormalities
9. Unraveling the mechanisms underlying GnRH pulse generation: test of the proposed role for KNDy neurons
10. Proteomics and Cellular Signaling
11. Transcriptome analysis of adrenocortical cells in health and disease
12. Bone as an endocrine organ
13. The control of steroidogenesis of adrenocortical cells
14. The adipocyte as endocrine target
15. Insulin secreting cell lines: potential for research and diabetes therapy
16. The architecture of human pancreatic islets as revealed by molecular imaging
17. Computational models to decipher cell signaling pathways
18. The regulation of theca cell-granulosa cell dialogue by endocrine and paracrine factors
19. Unraveling the mechanism of action of the GnRH pulse generator: the TAC3/TAC3R-dinorphin-Kiss1/Kiss1R neuronal connection
20. Endocrinology of the single cell
21. Altering aberrant intracellular trafficking of cell surface membrane receptors by pharmacological chaperones
22. Deiodinases: taylors that suit intracellular thyronine demands
23. Micro RNAs and non-coding RNAs in beta-cell function