Hormonal Signaling in Biology and Medicine

Hormonal Signaling in Biology and Medicine

Comprehensive Modern Endocrinology

1st Edition - October 23, 2019

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  • Editor: Gerald Litwack
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128138144
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128138151

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Hormonal Signaling in Biology and Medicine: Comprehensive Modern Endocrinology covers the endocrine secretions produced by every organ. This extensive collection of knowledge is organized by tissue, addressing how certain hormones are synthesized in multiple tissues, along with their structure, function and pathways, which are very applicable for researchers in drug design who need to focus on a specific step along the pathway. This is a must have reference for researchers in endocrinology and practicing endocrinologists, but it is also ideal for biochemists, pharmacologists, biologists and students.

Key Features

  • Serves as a valuable desk reference for researchers
  • Provides information on the structure of a given hormone, its receptor(s), and the pathways that become activated
  • Includes extensive citations to the literature that will enable the reader to dig more deeply into the effects of a given hormone


Researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in endocrinology and researchers of endocrine diseases across biomedical disciplines, as well as those working with endocrinologists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Hormones and Perinatal Development
    Max Herbert Cake and George Yeoh
    2. Hormones of Programmed Cell Death
    Sonia Lobo and John Arnott
    3. Hypothalamic Releasing Hormones
    Gabor Halmos, Nikoletta Dobos, Eva Juhasz, Asuzsanna Szabo and Andrew Schally
    4. Neurosteroids; Biosynthsis, Molecular Mechanisms, and Neurophysiological Functions in the Human Brain
    Doodipala Samba Reddy
    5. Neurotrophins
    Marçal Vilar, Maria Luisa Franco and Raquel Comaposada
    6. The Pineal as a Gland, and Melatonin as a Hormone
    Richard J. Wurtman
    7. Anterior pituitary: Glycoproteins of the Gonadotropes (FSH & LH) and Thyrotropes (TSH)
    Daniel J. Bernard and Emilie Brûlé
    8. Anterior pituitary and Pars Intermedia Space: Corticotropes (ACTH) and Melanotropes (MSH)
    Mike Shipston and Nicola Romano
    9. Anterior pituitary: Lactotropes (Prl) and Somatotropes (GH)
    Paul Le Tissier and Joanne Murray
    10. Posterior Pituitary Hormones
    Amanda P. Borrow, Sally A. Stover, Natalie J. Bales and Robert J. Handa
    11. Hormones and Neuronal Ion Channels
    David Joseph Lyons
    12. Hormonal Regulation of the Epithelial Sodium Channel (ENaC) and Other Non-neuronal Ion Channels
    Gerald Litwack
    13. Thymosins
    David E. Volk and Ganessh L. Rao and Haruka Koyayashi and Yue Yu
    14. Heart Hormones
    Naoki Mochizuki
    15. Stomach Hormones
    Helge Waldum
    16. Intestinal Hormones
    Michaela Luconi and Giulia Cantini and Martina Trabucco, and Ilaria Dicembrini and Eduardo Mannucci
    17. Pancreatic Hormones
    Pierre de Meyts and Pierre Lefebvre
    18. Liver Hormones
    Sila Cocciolillo and Giada Sebastiani and Mark Blostein and Kostas Pantopoulos
    19. The Endocrine Kidney: Local and Systemic Actions of Renal Hormones
    Robert T. Mallet and Rong Ma
    20. Adipose Derived Hormones
    Allison J. Richard and Jacqueline M. Stephens
    21. Thyroid Hormones
    Yan-Yun Liu, Anna Milanesi and Gregory A. Brent
    22. Parathyroid Hormones
    Nicola Partridge and Carole Le Henaff
    23. Hormones and Hormone Precursors in Skin
    David Erich Fisher and Lajos Kemeny
    24. Hormones of the Testes
    Eleonora Zakharian
    25. Ovarian Hormones
    Carlos Stocco
    26. Muscle Hormones
    Ana María Rodríguez and J. Robot and M.L. Bonet
    27. Hormones from Bone
    Christopher S. Kovacs
    28. Adrenal Cortex Hormones
    George Chrousos and Nicolas C. Nicolaides
    29. Adrenal Medulla Hormones
    Mary Beth Bauer and Kevin P.M. Currie
    30. Overproduction of Hormones by Pituitary Tumors
    Luis V. Syro, Fabio Rotondo, Carlos A. Sema and Lina Marcela Restrepo Giraldo and Kalman Kovacs
    31. Hormonal Effects on Tumors
    Ruth A. Keri, Clark W. Distelhorst, Nima Sharifi and Nathan A. Berger

Product details

  • No. of pages: 738
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: October 23, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128138144
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128138151

About the Editor

Gerald Litwack

Dr. Litwack is an accomplished and prolific author and editor at Elsevier. Spanning over 25 years, he has been the editor of over 55 volumes of Vitamins and Hormones, co-author of Hormones, editor of 14 volumes of Biochemical Actions of Hormones, co-editor of Actions of Hormones on Molecular Processes, author of Human Biochemistry and Disease, and just wrapping up Human Biochemistry. He also authored Experimental Biochemistry [Wiley] and edited Receptor Purification, 2 volumes [Humana]. He is an author on over 300 journal articles and has been on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including Endocrinology, Oncology Research, Oncology Reports, Journal of Molecular Biochemistry, Chemtracts, Cancer Research, Apoptosis, and Critical Reviews in Eukaryotic Gene Expression.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor and Chair of Basic Sciences, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, PA, USA

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  • Frédéric S. Sun Mar 13 2022

    Perfect for my needs

    This book is a gold mine on the hormonal system. Very well-structured, you can quickly find the information you want.