Endocrinology Neuroendocrinology Neuropeptides

Endocrinology Neuroendocrinology Neuropeptides

Proceedings of the 28th International Congress of Physiological Sciences, Budapest, 1980

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editors: E. Stark, G. B. Makara, B. Halász
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155982

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Advances in Physiological Sciences, Volume 14: Endocrinology, Neuroendocrinology, Neuropeptides, Part II focuses on the research on neuropeptides, endocrinology, and neuroendocrinology. Composed of various contributions of able researchers, the first part of the book is divided into eight chapters. These chapters cover studies on the physiology, biochemistry, and localization of suspected hypothalamic releasing and inhibiting hormones. Researchers show how hormones react in different controlled environments. The second part of the selection deals with the use of in vitro systems in studying neuroendocrine regulation and steroid hormone action. This part is composed of four chapters wherein the extensive discussion of the processes involved is supported by experiments conducted on animals. The third part of the book covers the use of neurotransmitters in the control of anterior pituitary function. Composed of nine chapters, this part offers a thorough investigation of how neurotransmitters function in different controlled conditions. The fourth part of the selection, which is comprised of eight chapters, focuses on the function of neuropeptides as neurotransmitters. Studies are presented to elaborate the processes how neuropeptides can be converted to act as neurotransmitters. The last part, which covers nine chapters, deals exclusively with research on the effects of endogenous opioid peptides on the neuroendocrine system. The book is a great find for those interested in biochemistry.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Hypothalamic Neurohormonal Mechanisms of Adaptation

    Suspected Hypothalamic Releasing and Inhibiting Hormones: Localization, Biochemistry, Physiology

    The Use of High Performance Liquid Chromatography in the Purification of Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF) from Porcine Hypothalami

    Hypothalamic Organization of Corticoliberin (CRF) Producing Structures

    Synergism between Vasopressin and Corticotrophin Releasing Factor

    Vasopressin: A Major Corticotropin Releasing Factor Released from the Rat Median Eminence In Vitro

    Corticotropin Releasing Factor of Diabetes Insipidus Rats: Effects of Paraventricular Nuclei Lesions

    Possible Role of Neurohypophysial Corticotropin Releasing Factor (NH-CRF) in the Regulation of the Pituitary-Adrenal Axis

    Hypothalamic Control of Growth Hormone- and Prolactin-Release

    Studies on the Mechanisms of the Dopamine-Mediated Inhibition of Prolactin Secretion

    In Vitro Systems for Studying Neuroendocrine Regulation and Steroid Hormone Action

    Basal and Stimulated ACTH Secretion by Human Pituitaries as a Function of Gestational Age and of Time In Vitro

    Expression of Neuronal Activities in Cultures of Dissociated Fetal Mouse Hypothalamic Cells. Effects of Hormones as Studied in Serum-Free Medium

    Electrophysiological Pharmacology of Hypothalamic Neurons in Explant Tissue Culture

    Rabbit Myometrium in Organ Culture: Regulation of α-Adrenergic Receptor and Response

    Neurotransmitters in the Control of Anterior Pituitary Function

    Introduction to Neurotransmitters in the Control of Anterior Pituitary Function

    Neurotransmitter Control of CRF-ACTH Secretion

    Changes of Glutamic Acid Decarboxyiase (GAD) Activity after Dexamethasone in Selected Areas of the Rat Brain

    Role of Brain Catecholamines (CA) in the Control of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular Complex

    Neurotransmitters Involved in the Regulation of Thyrotropin Secretion

    Hypothalamic Regulation of Prolactin Release

    Receptors Mediating the Facilitatory Actions of Histamine on Prolactin and Luteinizing Hormone Release in Rats

    Induction of Ovulation in PCPA-Blocked Intact Adult Rats by 5-HTP: Effect of PCPA on Ovarian Function

    Putative Synaptic Transmitters Involved in the Control of Gonadotropin and Growth Hormone Release

    Neuropeptides as Neurotransmitters

    Distribution of Chemically Identified Neurotransmitters, Neuromodulators and Neurohormones in the Central Nervous System: Review and Considerations

    Hypothalamic Neuropeptides (NP) can be Neurotransmitters, Neurohormones or Neuromodulators—Evidences from In Vitro Methods

    Peptide Modulation of Neuronal Electrical Responses

    Peptide Effects on Cholinergic—Dopaminergic Transmission between Identified Invertebrate Neurons

    The Effect of Neurotensin on Neurones in the Ventral Basal Complex of the Thalamus and Other Regions of the Rat Central Nervous System

    Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide (VIP)—Presence and Action in the Carotid Body

    Influence of Intracerebroventricular Administration of TRH and TRH Antiserum on Dopamine, Norepinephrine and Serotonin Contents of Different Brain Structures in Rats

    Concluding Comments: Peptides and the Neuromodulatory Theory

    Effects of Endogenous Opioid Peptides on the Neuroendocrine System

    Introduction to Effects of Endogenous Opioid Peptides on the Neuroendocrine System

    Endorphins and Neuroendocrine Control

    Endorphin-Induced Stimulation of Central Sympathetic Outflow

    Transport of Exogenous Beta-Lipotropin (ß-LPH) from the Pituitary to the Central Nervous System of the Rat

    Prolactin and Growth Hormone-Releasing Effects of Enkephalins

    On the Site and Mode of Action of Enkephalins and Enkephalin Analogues on Anterior Pituitary Hormone Secretion in Rats

    Effects of (D-Met2, Pro5)-Enkephalinamide on Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (ACTH) and Growth Hormone (GH) Release in the Rat

    Effect of Enkephalin Analogs on Prolactin and LH Release in Rats

    Biosynthesis of Enkephalins by Adrenal Chromaffin Cells

    Enkephalins in Adrenomedullary Chromaffin Cells and Sympathetic Nerves


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  • No. of pages: 378
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155982

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E. Stark

G. B. Makara

B. Halász

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