Chemical Endocrinology

Chemical Endocrinology

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Author: Edward Frieden
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159067

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Chemical Endocrinology deals with the chemical nature of naturally occurring hormones, their chemical structures, and their biological activities. Hormones discussed in this text include thyroid and parathyroid hormones, adrenal hormones, gonadal hormones, pancreatic hormones, pituitary hormones, hypothalamic-releasing hormones, and gastrointestinal hormones. Comprised of 15 chapters, this book opens with a brief description of the biological functions of the products of the endocrine glands, followed by a discussion on the use of bioassays to measure hormone concentration. Various types of bioassays for adrenocorticotropin are considered, along with hormone assay by specific ligand binding. The biochemistry of relaxin, calcitonin, hormones of the adrenal medulla, steroid hormones, hormones of the anterior pituitary, melanocyte-stimulating hormones, and other hormones is then described. The final chapter is devoted to erythropoietin, its occurrence, isolation and chemical properties. This monograph will be of interest to biochemists, endocrinologists, biologists, and physiologists, as well as to students and investigators in other fields.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    List of Abbreviations

    1 Biological Actions of the Hormones

    I. Biological Actions of the Thyroid Hormones

    II. Biological Actions of the Adrenal Hormones

    III. The Gonadal Hormones

    IV. Pancreatic Hormones

    V. Parathyroid Hormone and Calcitonin

    VI. The Pituitary Hormones

    VII. Hypothalamic-Releasing Hormones

    VIII. Gastrointestinal Hormones

    IX. Erythropoietin

    2 The Measurement of Hormone Concentration

    I. Units and Standards

    II. Types of Bioassays for Adrenocorticotropin

    III. Hormone Assay by Specific Ligand Binding

    3 The Thyroid Hormones

    I. Assay

    II. Comparative Biochemistry of the Thyroid Hormones

    4 Hormones of the Adrenal Medulla

    I. Assay

    II. Chemical Nature; Occurrence

    III. Structure and Biological Activity

    5 The Steroid Hormones

    I. Estrogens

    II. Progestins

    III. Androgens

    IV. Adrenal Cortical Hormones

    6 Relaxin

    I. Assay

    II. Occurrence

    III. Chemistry

    7 The Pancreatic Hormones

    I. Insulin

    II. Glucagon

    8 Parathyroid Hormones (PTH)

    I. Assay

    II. Chemistry

    III. The Nature of the Hormone in Circulation

    IV. Pro-PTH

    9 Calcitonin

    I. Assay

    II. Chemistry

    III. Biological Activity

    10 Hormones of the Anterior Pituitary

    I. Growth Hormone

    II. Adrenocorticotropin (ACTH)

    III. The Glycoprotein Hormones

    IV. Prolactin

    V. Placental Lactogens

    11 Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone (MSH)

    I. Assay

    II. Chemistry

    III. Comparative Pharmacology

    12 The Hormones of the Posterior Pituitary

    I. Assay

    II. Chemistry

    III. Comparative Pharmacology

    IV. Neurophysin

    13 Hypothalamic-Releasing Hormones (RH)

    I. Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone (TRH)

    II. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (FSH- and LH-RH)

    III. Somatotropin-Releasing (GH-RH) and Release-Inhibiting Hormones (GH-RIH)

    IV. Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH)

    V. The Control of Prolactin Secretion

    VI. MSH Control in Mammals and Amphibians

    14 The Gastrointestinal Hormones

    I. Gastrin

    II. Secretin

    III. Cholecystokinin (CCK) and Pancreozymin (PZ)

    15 Erythropoietin

    I. Assay

    II. Occurrence

    III. Isolation and Chemical Properties


    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159067

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