Advances in Metabolic Disorders - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120273058, 9781483215471

Advances in Metabolic Disorders

1st Edition

Volume 5

Editors: Rachmiel Levine Rolf Luft
eBook ISBN: 9781483215471
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th May 1971
Page Count: 388
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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


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


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