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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.
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
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
II. Comparative Biochemistry of the Thyroid Hormones
4 Hormones of the Adrenal Medulla
II. Chemical Nature; Occurrence
III. Structure and Biological Activity
5 The Steroid Hormones
IV. Adrenal Cortical Hormones
7 The Pancreatic Hormones
8 Parathyroid Hormones (PTH)
III. The Nature of the Hormone in Circulation
III. Biological Activity
10 Hormones of the Anterior Pituitary
I. Growth Hormone
II. Adrenocorticotropin (ACTH)
III. The Glycoprotein Hormones
V. Placental Lactogens
11 Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone (MSH)
III. Comparative Pharmacology
12 The Hormones of the Posterior Pituitary
III. Comparative Pharmacology
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
III. Cholecystokinin (CCK) and Pancreozymin (PZ)
III. Isolation and Chemical Properties
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- © Academic Press 1976
- 1st January 1976
- Academic Press
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