First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press.

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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Table of Contents

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Chapter One Lifestyle Factors Increasing Adiponectin Synthesis and Secretion

1 Introduction

2 Lifestyle Factors That Increase Adiponectin Synthesis and Secretion

3 Mechanisms for Lifestyle-Mediated Effects on Adiponectin

4 Conclusions

Chapter Two Molecular Tools to Characterize Adiponectin Activity

1 Introduction

2 Analysis of the Cellular Biology

3 Protein Structures

4 Searching for New Interaction Partners

5 Signaling Cascades and Physiological Effect

6 Conclusion

Chapter Three Nutritional and Hormonal Modulation of Adiponectin and its Receptors adipoR1 and adipoR2

1 Introduction

2 Nutritional Regulation of Adiponectin and Adiponectin Receptors

3 Hormonal Regulation of Adiponectin and Adiponectin Receptors

4 Conclusion

Chapter Four Regulation and Function of Adiponectin Receptors in Skeletal Muscle

1 Introduction

2 Adiponectin and Adiponectin Receptors

3 Adiponectin Signaling and Function in Skeletal Muscle

4 Transcriptional Regulation of AdipoRs in Skeletal Muscle Under Different Physiological and Pathophysiological Conditions

5 Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Muscle AdipoRs Transcription

6 Posttranscriptional Regulation of AdipoRs in Skeletal Muscle

7 Concluding Remarks

Chapter Five Screening for Adiponectin Secretion Regulators

1 Introduction

2 PPARγ-Dependent Adiponectin Secretion Regulators

3 PPAR γ-Independent Adiponectin Secretion Regulators

4 Other Adiponectin Secretion Regulators

5 Conclusions

Chapter Six Adiponectin and PPARγ

1 PPARγ Activity Correlates with Adiponectin Hormone Levels

2 PPARγ Regulates Adiponectin Gene Transcription

3 PPARγ Regulates Adiponectin Hormone Secretion

4 PPARγ and Adiponectin Regulate Simil


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