Immunological Properties of Protein Hormones

Immunological Properties of Protein Hormones

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Editor: Filippo Polvani
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158213

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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

  • Preface

    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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  • No. of pages: 274
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323158213

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Filippo Polvani

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