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Immunological Properties of Protein Hormones - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123955975, 9780323158213

Immunological Properties of Protein Hormones

1st Edition

Editor: Filippo Polvani
eBook ISBN: 9780323158213
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 274
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Immunological Properties of Protein Hormones covers the proceedings of the 1964 International Endocrinological Symposia on Immunological Properties of Protein Hormones, held in Rome, Italy. This symposium is organized under the auspices of Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and of Consiglio Nazionale delle Rieerche Rome. This book is organized into four sections encompassing 27 chapters that tackle the immunological properties of gonadotropins, growth hormones, and insulin. The first section presents first an overview of immunological studies of protein hormones, followed by a discussion on the application of immunofluorescence to localization of pituitary hormones. This section also looks into the antigenic property of ACTH antibodies. The remaining sections cover the immunoassay methods of analysis, occurrence, distribution, clinical and physiological aspects, functions, and antigenic properties of the specific protein hormones. This book is of great benefit to immunoendocrinologists.

Table of Contents


List of Participants

Section I

Opening Address

Chairman's Opening Remarks: Immunological Properties of Protein Hormones

Localization of Pituitary Hormones by Immunofluorescence

ACTH Antibodies



Recent Immunological Studies on Human Gonadotropins

Immunoassay of Human Pituitary Luteinizing Hormone

The Immunological Assay of Human Gonadotropins with Special Reference to Specificity

Problems of Immunological Assay of HCG

Immunochemical Assay of Human Pituitary Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (HPFSH)

The Problems of Immunological Quantitative Determination for Gonadotropins

Antigonadotropic Sera in the Bioassay of Human Gonadotropins

Riepilog on Gonadotropins

Section III

Growth Hormone

Methods for the Assay of Human Pituitary Growth Hormone in Biological Fluids

Problems and Results in the Assay of Human Growth Hormone in Serum

The Clinical and Physiological Application of Growth Hormone Assays

The Correlation Between Immunological and Biological Properties of Bovine and Sheep Growth Hormone Digested by Pepsin or Chymotrypsin

Investigations of the Growth Hormone Anti-Growth Hormone System with Regard to the Influence of the Protein Concentration on the Hemagglutination-Inhibition

Preliminary Studies on the Detection of Human Growth Hormone in Concentrates of 24 Hour Urines Using the Hemagglutination-Inhibition

Human Growth Hormone Radioimmunoassay: Response to Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia

Riepilog on Growth Hormone

Section IV


Antigenic Characteristics of Insulin as Related to the Immunological Assay of Insulin

The Immunological Assay of Insulin Using an Antiserum to Human Insulin

Present Problems of Insulin Assay in Plasma

A New Assay Method for Serum Insulin

Some Characteristics of Radioiodine-Labeled Insulin

Riepilog on Insulin

Closing Address

Author Index

Subject Index


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