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Fish Physiology: Fish Neuroendocrinology

The study of fish neuroendocrinology has had a significant impact on our general understanding of the functional roles and evolution of a variety of neurochemical messengers and systems. Not only do fish possess unique neuroendocrine features, they have also been and remain an important vertebrate models for the discovery of new neuropeptides. In the last fifty years, neuroendocrinologists have documented a complex and seemingly infinite number of interactions between hormones and nerve structures. Gradually emerging from this knowledge is an understanding of the specific neurohormonal pathways and the messengers responsible for maintaining homeostasis in an aquatic environment and for regulating the functional systems that allow for the highly diverse life histories and reproductive tactics of fishDespite its recent growth, breadth and unique attributes, there is no single text covering the discipline of fish neuroendocrinology. In fact, other than a few mammalian neuroendocrinology textbooks, there is a serious lack of texts in comparative neuroendocrinology. Currently, information on the anatomical organization and function of the various neuroendocrine systems in fish is only available in original research papers and reviews.By providing a current and comprehensive volume that highlights the specific properties of fish neuroendocrinology, this book will go beyond being the only reference text for fish neuroendocrinologists and will also serve comparative physiologists, endocrinologists, neuroanatomists and behaviourists interested in understanding the reciprocal actions between the nervous and endocrine systems.

Research and Post-graduate scientists studying the physiology, neurobiology and endocrinology of fishes Comparative physiologists, endocrinologists, neuroanatomists and behaviourists interested in understanding the interactions between the nervous and endocrine systems in all vertebrates

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Published: June 2009

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374631-3


  • Section I: Anatomical Neuroendocrinology 1. Neuroendocrine circuits of the fish brain Jose Miguel Cerda-Reverter and Luis Fabián Canosa 2. Endocrine targets of the hypothalamus and pituitary Olivier Kah Section II: Functional Neuroendocrinology 3. The GnRH system and the neuroendocrine regulation of reproduction Izhar A. Khan, Glen Van Der Kraak and Peter Thomas 4. Growth hormone regulation in fish: a multifactorial model with hypothalamic, peripheral, and local autocrine/paracrine signals John Chang and Anderson Wong 5. The neuroendocrine regulation of prolactin and somatolactin secretion in fish Shunsuke Moriyama and Hiroshi Kawauchi 6. Regulation and contribution of the corticotropic, melanotropic, and thyrotropic axes to the stress response in fishes Nicholas Bernier, Peter Klaren and Gert Flik 7. Neuroendocrine-immune interactions in teleost fish Lidy Verburg-van Kemenade, Ellen H. Stolte, Juriaan Metz, Magdalena Chadzinska 8. The neuroendocrine regulation of fluid intake and fluid balance Yoshio Takei and Richard Balment 9. The endocrine regulation of food intake Hélène Volkoff, Suraj Unniappan and Scott Kelly 10. The neuroendocrine regulation of gut function Susanne Holmgren and Catharina Olsson


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