Advances in Metabolic Disorders

Advances in Metabolic Disorders

Volume 5

1st Edition - May 28, 1971

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  • Editors: Rachmiel Levine, Rolf Luft
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215471

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Advances in Metabolic Disorders, Volume 5 covers the developments in the study of metabolic disorders. The book discusses the hypothalamic control of the secretion of adenohypophysial hormones; the adrenocortical control of epinephrine synthesis in health and disease; and the role of the renin-angiotensin system in the physiological control of aldosterone secretion. The text also describes the general metabolic and systemic effects of progesterone and synthetic progestins, and the experimental and clinical studies of the role of the thymus glands in the development and expression of immune functions. The control of glucose metabolism in the human fetus and newborn infant, as well as the dynamics and regulation of the human adipose tissue are also considered. The book concludes by encompassing the possible association between several metabolic abnormalities and coronary artery disease. Endocrinologists and biochemists will find the text invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Hypothalamic Control of the Secretion of Adenohypophysial Hormones

    I. Introduction

    II. Chemistry of the Hypothalamic Releasing Factors

    III. Mechanisms of Action of the Hypothalamic Factors

    IV. Conclusions


    Adrenocortical Control of Epinephrine Synthesis in Health and Disease

    I. Introduction

    II. Morphology of the Mammalian Adrenal Gland

    III. Catecholamine Biosynthesis in Neurons and Chromaffîn Cells

    IV. Adrenocortical Control of Adrenomedullary Function

    V. PNMT Activity in the Brain

    VI. The Adrenal Cortex and Epinephrine Synthesis in Nonmammalian Vertebrates

    VII. Clinical Implications


    The Relationship Between Angiotensin and Aldosterone

    I. The Renin-Angiotensin System in the Physiological Control of Aldosterone Secretion

    II. Clinical Implications

    III. Conclusions


    The Metabolic Influence of Progestins

    I. Introduction

    II. Electrolyte Metabolism

    III. Protein Metabolism

    IV. Growth Hormone Secretion

    V. Carbohydrate Metabolism

    VI. Fat Metabolism

    VII. Respiratory Effects

    VIII. The Influence of Synthetic Progestins on Electrolyte Metabolism

    IX. The Effect of Synthetic Progestins on Protein Metabolism


    The Thymus Gland: Experimental and Clinical Studies of its Role in the Development and Expression of Immune Function

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical

    III. Phylogenetic and Embryonic Development of the Thymus Gland

    IV. Modern Concepts of Thymus Function Derived from Experimental Studies

    V. Thymus Malfunction and Clinical Disorders

    VI. Summary


    Control of Glucose Metabolism in the Human Fetus and Newborn Infant

    I. Introduction

    II. Modification of Maternal Metabolism by the Conceptus

    III. Placental Transport of Nutrients and Hormones

    IV. Fetal Glucose Metabolism

    V. The Newborn Infant: The Effects of Birth

    VI. Effects of an Abnormal Intrauterine Environment on Neonatal Glucose Homeostasis

    VII. Summary and Conclusions


    Human Adipose Tissue Dynamics and Regulation

    I. Introduction

    II. Sampling Techniques

    III. Morphology and Cell Composition

    IV. Human Adipose Tissue Metabolism

    V. Concluding Remarks


    Coronary Disease and Carbohydrate and Fat Abnormalities

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental Design

    III. Results

    IV. Discussion

    V. Summary


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 388
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1971
  • Published: May 28, 1971
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483215471

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Rachmiel Levine

Rolf Luft

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