• 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. In the early days of the Serial, the subjects of vitamins and hormones were quite distinct. 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.
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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.


Book information

  • Published: November 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373685-7

Table of Contents

The Structure of GhrelinBiochemistry of Ghrelin Precursor PeptidesStructure of Mammalian and Non-Mammalian GhrelinsThe Growth Hormone Secretagogue ReceptorBasic Aspects of Ghrelin ActionAppetite and Metabolic Effects of Ghrelin and Cannabinoids - Involvement of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase (AMPK)Ghrelin and Feedback SystemsGhrelin Gene-Related Peptides Modulate Rat White AdiposityCardiac, Skeletal and Smooth Muscle Regulation by GhrelinGhrelin and BoneGhrelin in Pregnancy and LactationGhrelin and Reproduction: Ghrelin as Novel Regulator of the Gonadotropic AxisGhrelin and Prostate Cancer