Hormonal Signaling in Biology and Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128138144

Hormonal Signaling in Biology and Medicine

1st Edition

Comprehensive Modern Endocrinology

Editors: Gerald Litwack
Paperback ISBN: 9780128138144
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2019
Page Count: 800
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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 Bernard

8. Anterior pituitary & 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

  Robert 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

  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

  Kevin P. 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

  Nathan Berger


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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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