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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 obesity.

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.

Included in series
Vitamins and Hormones

Hardbound, 512 Pages

Published: February 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-407766-9


    1. Hormonal Regulation of Lipogenesis
      Laura L. Gathercole, Stuart A. Morgan and Jeremy W. Tomlinson

    2. Genetic Determinants of Obesity and Related Vascular Diseases
      Yaroslav Winter, Roman Sankowski and Tobias Back

    3. Brd2 Gene Disruption Causes ‘Metabolically Healthy’ Obesity: Epigenetic and Chromatin-Based Mechanisms that Uncouple Obesity from Type 2 Diabetes
      Fangnian Wang, Jude T. Deeney and Gerald V. Denis

    4. The TBC1D1 Gene: Structure, Function and Association with Obesity and Related Traits
      Luca Fontanesi and Francesca Bertolini

    5. Replication Initiator 1 (Repin1) In Adipose Tissue Function and Human Obesity
      John T. Heiker and Nora Klöting

    6. Adipokines in Childhood Obesity
      Gabriel Ángel Martos-Moreno, Vicente Barrios, Julie A. Chowen and Jesús Argente

    7. Gut Hormones and Obesity: Physiology and Therapies
      Rebecca Scott, Tricia Tan and Stephen Bloom

    8. Neuroinflammation in Overnutrition-Induced Diseases
      Dongsheng Cai

    9. P66shcA : Linking Mammalian Longevity with Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance
      Sofia Chiatamone Ranieri, Salvatore Fusco and Giovambattista Pani

    10. The Emerging Role of Constitutive Androstane Receptor (CAR) and its Crosstalk with Liver X Receptors (LXRs) and Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor ? (PPAR?) in Lipid Metabolism
      Lei Xiao, Jing Wang, Mengxi Jiang, Wen Xie and Yonggong Zhai

    11. Lecithin Cholesterol Acyltransferase Deficiency Protects from Diet-Induced Insulin Resistance and Obesity - Novel Insights from Mouse Models
      Dominic S. Ng

    12. Sphingolipids in Lipid Microdomains and Obesity
      Susumu Mitsutake and Yasuyuki Igarashi

    13. Ghrelin: At the Interface of Obesity and Reward
      Harriët Schellekens, Timothy G. Dinan, and John F. Cryan

    14. Endocannabinoids and Obesity
      Guoxun Chen and Zhen Pang

    15. Lipocalin 13 Regulation of Glucose and Lipid Metabolism in Obesity
      Yingjiang Zhou and Liangyou Rui

    16. Sirtuin 1 Deacetylase: A Key Regulator of Hepatic Lipid Metabolism
      Jongsook Kim Kemper, Sung-E Choi and Dong Hyun Kim

    17. Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) and Obesity
      Hyeongjin Cho

    18. Nomilin as an Anti-Obesity and Anti-Hyperglycemic Agent
      Ryuichiro Sato


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