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Section I: Anatomical Neuroendocrinology
1. Neuroendocrine circuits of the fish brain
Jose Miguel Cerda-Reverter and Luis Fabián Canosa
2. Endocrine targets of the hypothalamus and pituitary
Section II: Functional Neuroendocrinology
3. The GnRH system and the neuroendocrine regulation of reproduction
Izhar A. Khan, Glen Van Der Kraak and Peter Thomas
4. Growth hormone regulation in fish: a multifactorial model with hypothalamic, peripheral, and local autocrine/paracrine signals
John Chang and Anderson Wong
5. The neuroendocrine regulation of prolactin and somatolactin secretion in fish
Shunsuke Moriyama and Hiroshi Kawauchi
6. Regulation and contribution of the corticotropic, melanotropic, and thyrotropic axes to the stress response in fishes
Nicholas Bernier, Peter Klaren and Gert Flik
7. Neuroendocrine-immune interactions in teleost fish
Lidy Verburg-van Kemenade, Ellen H. Stolte, Juriaan Metz, Magdalena Chadzinska
8. The neuroendocrine regulation of fluid intake and fluid balance
Yoshio Takei and Richard Balment
9. The endocrine regulation of food intake
Hélène Volkoff, Suraj Unniappan and Scott Kelly
10. The neuroendocrine regulation of gut function
Susanne Holmgren and Catharina Olsson
The study of fish neuroendocrinology has had a significant impact on our general understanding of the functional roles and evolution of a variety of neurochemical messengers and systems. Not only do fish possess unique neuroendocrine features, they have also been and remain an important vertebrate models for the discovery of new neuropeptides. In the last fifty years, neuroendocrinologists have documented a complex and seemingly infinite number of interactions between hormones and nerve structures. Gradually emerging from this knowledge is an understanding of the specific neurohormonal pathways and the messengers responsible for maintaining homeostasis in an aquatic environment and for regulating the functional systems that allow for the highly diverse life histories and reproductive tactics of fish
Despite its recent growth, breadth and unique attributes, there is no single text covering the discipline of fish neuroendocrinology. In fact, other than a few mammalian neuroendocrinology textbooks, there is a serious lack of texts in comparative neuroendocrinology. Currently, information on the anatomical organization and function of the various neuroendocrine systems in fish is only available in original research papers and reviews.
By providing a current and comprehensive volume that highlights the specific properties of fish neuroendocrinology, this book will go beyond being the only reference text for fish neuroendocrinologists and will also serve comparative physiologists, endocrinologists, neuroanatomists and behaviourists interested in understanding the reciprocal actions between the nervous and endocrine systems.
- Highlights the specific properties of fish neuroendocrinology
* Emphasises the range and variety of interactions between neurobiology and endocrinology
* Discuses both anatomical and functional aspects of the Neuroendocrine system
* Also serves comparative physiologists, endocrinologists, neuroanatomists and behaviourists interested in understanding the reciprocal actions between the nervous and endocrine systems
Research and Post-graduate scientists studying the physiology, neurobiology and endocrinology of fishes
Comparative physiologists, endocrinologists, neuroanatomists and behaviourists interested in understanding the interactions between the nervous and endocrine systems in all vertebrates
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- © Academic Press 2009
- 25th June 2009
- Academic Press
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Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Tony Farrell is a professor in the Department of Zoology & Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His research had provided an understanding of fish cardiorespiratory systems and has applied this knowledge to salmon migratory passage, fish stress handling and their recovery, sustainable aquaculture and aquatic toxicology. He has over 470 research publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and an h-factor of 92. He has co-edited of 30 volumes of the Fish Physiology series, as well as an award-winning Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology. As part of his application of physiology to aquaculture, he has studied the sub-lethal impacts of sea lice and piscine orthoreovirus on the physiology of juvenile salmon. Dr. Farrell has received multiple awards, including the Fry Medal, which is the highest honour to a scientist from the Canadian Society of Zoologists, the Beverton Medal, which is the highest honour to a scientist from the Fisheries Society of the British Isles, the Award of Excellence, which is the highest honour of the American Fisheries Society and the Murray A. Newman Awards both for Research and for Conservation from the Vancouver Marine Sciences Centre. He is a former President of the Society of Experimental Biologists and a former Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Fish Biology. He served as a member of the Minister’s Aquaculture Advisory Committee on Finfish Aquaculture for British Columbia and was a member of the Federal Independent Expert Panel on Aquaculture Science.
Professor, Department of Zoology and Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia and Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, Vancouver, Canada
Dr. Colin Brauner was educated in Canada at the University of British Columbia (Ph D), followed by a Post-doctoral fellowship at Aarhus University and the University of Southern Denmark, and was a Research Associate at McMaster University. He is a Professor of Zoology, UBC and Director of the UBC Aquatics Facility. He has been a Co-Editor of the Fish Physiology series since 2006. His research investigates environmental adaptations (both mechanistic and evolutionary) in relation to gas-exchange, acid-base balance and ion regulation in fish, integrating responses from the molecular, cellular and organismal level. The ultimate goal is to understand how evolutionary pressures have shaped physiological systems among vertebrates and to determine the degree to which physiological systems can adapt/acclimate to natural and anthropogenic environmental changes. This information is crucial for basic biology and understanding the diversity of biological systems, but much of his research conducted to date can also be applied to issues of aquaculture, toxicology and water quality criteria development, as well as fisheries management. His achievements have been recognized by the Society for Experimental Biology, UK (President’s medal) and the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (J.C. Stevenson Memorial Lecturer) and the Vancouver Marine Sciences Centre (Murray A. Newman Award for Aquatic Research). He is a former President of the Canadian Society of Zoologists.
Professor of Zoology, UBC and Director of the UBC Aquatics Facility, Canada
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