Development of Responsiveness to Steroid Hormones - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080249407, 9781483153087

Development of Responsiveness to Steroid Hormones

1st Edition

Advances in the Biosciences

Editors: Alvin M. Kaye Myra Kaye
eBook ISBN: 9781483153087
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 18th February 1980
Page Count: 494
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
20% off
30% off
20% off
20% off
30% off
20% off
20% off
30% off
20% off
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Development of Responsiveness to Steroid Hormones is a collection of papers presented at the Bat-Sheva Seminar of the same name which was held in Rehovot, Israel, on October 18-26, 1978 and sponsored by the Bat-Sheva de Rothschild Foundation for the Advancement of Science in Israel in cooperation with The Weizmann Institute of Science. Contributors explore how the steroid receptor complex modulates transcription of RNA and cover topics ranging from the sequential acquisition of responsiveness to estrogen in the rat uterus to the ontogeny of steroid receptors in the guinea pig.

This book is comprised of 29 chapters and begins with a review of estrogen and estrogen effects in rat uterus and pituitary in culture. The embryonic chick Müllerian duct and several fetal guinea pig organs are then considered, followed by discussions on mammalian and chick liver, multi-hormonal control in rat liver; progesterone and decidualization; and rat mammary gland in culture. Glucocorticoids in developing pancreas, lung, and liver are examined, along with ecdysteroids in both locusts and Drosophila. Refractoriness is exemplified by gonadotropin action in the ovary. The remaining chapters deal with the role of steroid hormone receptors in brain development; the neural trigger for ovulation; aromatization and development of responsiveness of the brain to gonadal steroids; and neuroendocrine correlates of female-offspring interaction in maternal rats.

This monograph will be of value to physiologists, biologists, and biochemists.

Table of Contents


Sequential Acquisition of Responsiveness to Estrogen in the Rat Uterus

Regulation of Prolactin Synthesis by Estrogen

Rodent Alpha1-Fetoprotein and Its Interaction with Estrogens

Influence of Rat Estradiol Binding Plasma Protein (EBP) On Estrogen Binding to Its Receptor and on Induced Biological Responses

Ontogeny of the Receptor and Responsiveness to Estrogen in the Genital Tract of the Chick Embryo

Ontogeny of Steroid Receptors in the Guinea Pig

Estrogen Receptor in the Mammalian Liver: Developmental and Metabolic Aspects

The Development of Estrogen Receptors and of the Vitellogenic Response to Estradiol in Embryonic Chick Liver

Development of Hormonal Control of Histidase

Functional Development of Rat Trophoblast and Decidual Cells during Establishment of the Hemochorial Placenta

The Role of Progesterone in Induction of Decidualization in the Uterus of the Pseudopregnant Rat

Modulation of Progesterone Metabolizing Enzyme in Lymphocytes during Development and By Endocrine Manipulation

Alterations in Steroid-Responsiveness During Ontogeny of Mouse Mammary Epithelium

Differential Response of Embryonic Chick Pancreas Enzymes to Glucocorticoids

Glucocorticoids and Fetal Lung Development

Developmental Changes in the Glucocorticoid Induction of Hepatic Tyrosine Aminotransferase

Sequential Action of Ecdysone and 20-Hydroxyecdysone on Locust Epidermis

Ecdysteroid Action in Imaginai Discs of Drosophila melanogaster

Control By Estrogen of Reversible Gene Expression: the Vitellogenin Model

Development of Refractoriness of the Ovarian Cyclic AMP System to Gonadotrophins

Control of Responsiveness to Gonadotropins and Steroids in the Neonatal Rat Ovary

Development of Ovarian Responsiveness: Follicle Maturation and Luteinization

Receptors for Glucocorticosteroids in the Embryonic Neural Retina in Relation to the Development of the Biological Response

Steroid Hormone Receptors during Brain Development

The Neural Trigger For Ovulation - A Safety Catch

Aromatization and Development of Responsiveness of the Brain to Gonadal Steroids

Sex Differentiation of Cyclic Gonadotropin Secretion

Sex-Specific Orientation in Female and Male Rats: Development and Effects of Early Endocrine Manipulation

Neuroendocrine Correlates of Female - Offspring Interaction in Maternal Rats

List of Participants

Subject Index


No. of pages:
© Pergamon 1980
eBook ISBN:

About the Editor

Alvin M. Kaye

Myra Kaye

Ratings and Reviews