First published in 1943, VITAMINS AND HORMONES is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. In the early days of the Serial, the subjects of vitamins and hormones were quite distinct. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology, and enzyme mechanisms. Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, VITAMINS AND HORMONES continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists, and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.


Researchers, faculty, and graduate students interested in cutting-edge review concerning the molecular and cellular biology of vitamins, hormones, and related factors and co-factors.

Table of Contents

The Structure of Ghrelin Biochemistry of Ghrelin Precursor Peptides Structure of Mammalian and Non-Mammalian Ghrelins The Growth Hormone Secretagogue Receptor Basic Aspects of Ghrelin Action Appetite and Metabolic Effects of Ghrelin and Cannabinoids - Involvement of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) Ghrelin and Feedback Systems Ghrelin Gene-Related Peptides Modulate Rat White Adiposity Cardiac, Skeletal and Smooth Muscle Regulation by Ghrelin Ghrelin and Bone Ghrelin in Pregnancy and Lactation Ghrelin and Reproduction: Ghrelin as Novel Regulator of the Gonadotropic Axis Ghrelin and Prostate Cancer


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