Description

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 anorexia.

Key Features

  • Contributions from leading authorities
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Former Editors

Contributors

Preface

Chapter One. Novel Neuropeptides in the Control of Food Intake

1 Introduction

2 Neuronostatin

3 Nesfatin-1

4 Conclusions

References

Chapter Two. Anorexia and Hypothalamic Degeneration

1 Introduction

2 The anx/anx Mouse

3 General Aspects of Mechanisms Underlying Weight Disturbances

4 Neurodegeneration and Mitochondrial Dysfunction Related to Eating Disorders in Humans

5 Conclusions and Future Directions

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Three. The Role of Ghrelin in Anorexia–Cachexia Syndromes

1 Introduction

2 Discovery of Ghrelin

3 Ghrelin, GHS-R1a, and GOAT

4 Mechanisms of Action of Ghrelin

5 Ghrelin and Sarcopenia of Aging

6 Ghrelin and Cancer Cachexia

7 Ghrelin and COPD-Induced Cachexia

8 Ghrelin and Anorexia Nervosa

9 Ghrelin and CHF-Induced Cachexia

10 Ghrelin and ESRD

11 AIDS-Associated Cachexia

12 RA-Associated Cachexia

13 Conclusions

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Four. Ghrelin Gene Variants and Eating Disorders

1 Introduction

2 Ghrelin Signaling System

3 Physiological Functions of Ghrelin

4 Ghrelin and Eating Disorders

5 Ghrelin Gene Variants and Eating Disorders

6 Association of Ghrelin Polymorphisms with Anthropometry and Eating Pathology in Young Women

7 Association of Ghrelin Polymorphisms with Changes in Eating Disorder Phenotypes

8 Conclusions

References

Chapter Five. Steroid Metabolism and Excretion in Anorexia Nervosa

1 Introduction

2 Steroid Metabolism in Health

3 Steroid Metabolism in AN

4 Steroid Excretion in AN

5 Effects of Refeeding

6 Conclusions

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter Six.

Details

No. of pages:
392
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780124104730
Electronic ISBN:
9780124104808