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.
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 (
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