Growth Hormone Secretagogues
Basic Findings and Clinical Implications
- E. Ghigo
- M. Boghen
- Felipe Casanueva, Department of Medicine, Endocrinology Section, Santiago de Compostela University, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
- C. Dieguez, University of Torino, Italy, and University of Santiago de Compostella, Spain
There was an enthusiastic response from experts in this area to the idea of distilling the huge amount of available data into one multi-authored volume. Each contributor has advanced the field of knowledge, and has here emphasized the practical aspects of their work, reviewing the subject in the light of their own experience. Therefore, the theme of the book is a practical one.
The volume deals with all aspects of GHS that are relevant to the field, from the chemical structure to the different analogues, to the cloning and expression of the GHS-receptor and the role of these compounds in the physiological control of GH secretion. Also discussed are the most recent advances in relation to the possible role of these compounds in the diagnostic therapeutic settings in different clinical situations, either in children, adults or the elderly.
The book meets the requirement of covering most, if not all of the advances in the field. It will enable scientists and clinicians to keep abreast of the rapidly evolving knowledge of the most recent years, and will also prove useful as a review for all interested in this topic.
- Published: September 1999
- Imprint: ELSEVIER
- ISBN: 978-0-444-82933-7
The book...illustrates very well the thrust of research in this area thanks to 25 multi-authored chapters covering a wide range of existing data, from the chemical structure of the different analogues to the cloning and expression of the GHS-receptor and the role of these compounds in the physiological control of GH secretion.
(R. Dantzer, Integrative Neurobiology, INRA-INSERM U394, France), Psychoneuroendocrinology, Vol. 26