Comparative Endocrinology V1

Comparative Endocrinology V1

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Editor: U.S. Von Euler
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Comparative Endocrinology: A Treatise in Two Volumes, Volume I: Glandular Hormones focuses on animal morphology, physiology, and chemistry and systematic and comprehensive account of endocrine principles from the comparative consideration. The selection first offers information on hypothalamic control of anterior pituitary and neurohypophyseal hormones. Discussions focus on adrenocorticotropin, thyrotropin, gonadotropins, physiological significance of the neurohypophyseal hormones in mammals, and physiological significance of the neurohypophyseal hormones in nonmammalian vertebrates. The text then takes a look at pituitary hormones affecting chromatophores and female gonadal hormones. The publication examines male gonadal hormones and adrenocortical hormones. Topics include action of testicular estrogen and ovarian testosterone, source of sex hormones in the male, factors regulating testicular functions, biochemistry of androgens, and functions of the adrenocortical hormones. The book then tackles chromaffin cell hormones, thyroid hormones, and parathyroid glands. The selection is a dependable source of data for readers interested in glandular hormones.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Volume II

    ~1~ Hypothalamic Control of Anterior Pituitary

    I. Introduction

    II. Adrenocorticotropin

    III. Thyrotropin

    IV. Gonadotropins

    V. Conclusions


    ~2~ Neurohypophyseal Hormones

    I. Introduction

    II. Mammalian Neurohypophyseal Hormones

    III. Physiological Significance of the Neurohypophyseal Hormones in Mammals

    IV. Nonmammalian Neurohypophyseal Hormones

    V. Physiological Significance of the Neurohypophyseal Hormones in Nonmammalian Vertebrates


    ~3~ Pituitary Hormones Affecting the Chromatophores

    I. Introduction

    II. Site of Origin of Melanophore-Stimulating Hormone

    III. Purification and Chemistry of Melanophore-Stimulating Hormone

    IV. Physiological Effects

    V. Concluding Remarks


    ~4~ Female Gonadal Hormones

    I. Introduction

    II. Chemistry and Biosynthesis of Female Gonadal Hormones

    III. The Gestogens

    IV. The Estrogens

    V. Androgens

    VI. Relaxin

    VII. Concluding Remarks


    ~5~ Male Gonadal Hormones

    I. Introduction

    II. Physiology of the Androgens

    III. The Action of Testicular Estrogen and Ovarian Testosterone

    IV. Source of Sex Hormones in the Male

    V. Factors Regulating Testicular Functions

    VI. Biochemistry of Androgens

    VII. Function of the Fetal Testis


    ~6~ Adrenocortical Hormones

    I. Anatomy and Histology

    II. The Adrenal Hormones

    III. Functions of the Adrenocortical Hormones


    ~7~ Chromaffin Cell Hormones

    I. Introduction

    II. Catecholamine-Producing Cell Systems

    III. Assay Methods

    IV. Distribution of Chromaffin Cell Hormones

    V. Metabolism of Chromaffin Cell Hormones

    VI. Physiological and Pharmacological Actions


    ~8~ Thyroid Hormones

    I. General Introduction

    II. Iodine Metabolism in Mammals

    III. Thyroid Function in Nonmammals

    IV. Action of Thyroid Hormone in Mammals

    V. Action of Thyroid Hormone in Birds

    VI. Action of Thyroid Hormone in Reptiles

    VII. Action of Thyroid Hormone in Amphibians

    VIII. Action of Thyroid Hormone in Fishes


    ~9~ Parathyroid Glands

    I. Prolegomenon

    II. Introduction

    III. Fishes

    IV. Amphibians

    V. Reptiles

    VI. Birds

    VII. Mammals


    ~10~ Pancreatic Hormones: Insulin

    I. Introduction

    II. Comparative Morphology of the Islets of Langerhans of the Pancreas

    III. Effects of Removal of, or Damage to, the Islets of Langerhans of the Pancreas

    IV. Mechanism of Action of Insulin

    V. Insulin Substitutes

    VI. Antibodies to Insulin

    VII. The Assay of Insulin

    VIII. The Control of the Secretion of Insulin

    IX. Conclusion


    ~11~ Pancreatic Hormones: Glucagon

    I. Introduction

    II. Nature, Identification, and Origin of Glucagon

    III. Biological Properties of Glucagon

    IV. Glucagon as a Hormone


    ~12~ Comparative Biochemistry of Adenohypophyseal Hormones

    I. Introduction

    II. Interstitial Cell-Stimulating Hormone

    III. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

    IV. Lactogenic Hormone

    V. Growth Hormone (Somatotropin)

    VI. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

    VII. Thyrotropic Hormone

    VIII. Conclusions



    ~13~ The Physiology of the Adenohypophyseal Hormones

    I. Introduction

    II. The Regulation of Reproductive Function

    III. The Regulation of Thyroid Function

    IV. The Regulation of Adrenal Cortical Function

    V. The Regulation of Growth


    Author Index

    Index of Species

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 558
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146098

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