Mechanisms of Hormone Action - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483227221, 9781483267623

Mechanisms of Hormone Action

1st Edition

A NATO Advanced Study Institute

Editors: P Karlson
eBook ISBN: 9781483267623
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 288
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Mechanisms of Hormone Action: A NATO Advanced Study Institute focuses on the action mechanisms of hormones, including regulation of proteins, hormone actions, and biosynthesis. The selection first offers information on hormone action at the cell membrane and a new approach to the structure of polypeptides and proteins in biological systems, such as the membranes of cells. Discussions focus on the cell membrane as a possible locus for the hormone receptor; gaps in understanding of the molecular organization of the cell membrane; and a possible model of hormone action at the membrane level. The text also ponders on insulin and regulation of protein biosynthesis, including insulin and protein biosynthesis, insulin and nucleic acid metabolism, and proposal as to the mode of action of insulin in stimulating protein synthesis.
The publication elaborates on the action of a neurohypophysial hormone in an elasmobranch fish; the effect of ecdysone on gene activity patterns in giant chromosomes; and action of ecdysone on RNA and protein metabolism in the blowfly, Calliphora erythrocephala. Topics include nature of the enzyme induction, ecdysone and RNA metabolism, and nature of the epidermis nuclear RNA fractions isolated by the Georgiev method.
The selection is a valuable reference for readers interested in the mechanisms of hormone action.

Table of Contents


Preface

List of Contributors

List of Participants

I. Hormone Action by Control of Enzyme Activity

Zur Problemstellung und ihrer Entwicklung

Hormonwirkung als Enzymaktivierung

Diskussion

Les Protéines Allostériques et la Régulation Cellulaire

Diskussion

II. Hormone Action by Changes in Permeability

Die Permeabilität biologischer Membranen

Diskussion

Hormone Action at the Cell Membrane

A New Approach to the Structure of Polypeptides and Proteins in Biological Systems such as the Membranes of Cells

Diskussion

Insulin

Insulin and the Regulation of Protein Biosynthesis: Significance for Theories of the Hormone's Mechanism of Action

Diskussion

Adiuretin

Diskussion

The Action of a Neurohypophysal Hormone in an Elasmobranch Fish

On the Mechanism of Action of the Parathyroid Hormone

III. Hormone Action by Gene Regulation and Enzyme Induction

Hormonwirkung durch Genaktivierung

The Effect of Ecdysone on Gene Activity Patterns in Giant Chromosomes

Diskussion

Action of Ecdysone on RNA and Protein Metabolism in the Blowfly, Calliphora Erythrocephala

Diskussion

Some Studies on the Mode of Action of Erythropoietin

Diskussion

Thyroid Hormones and Regulation of Protein Synthesis

Diskussion

Mechanism of Anabolic Action of Androgens

Diskussion

Ribonucleic Acid and Protein Synthesis in Male Accessory Reproductive Glands and its Control by Testosterone

Diskussion

The Role of RNA and Protein Synthesis in Estrogen Action

Diskussion

Studies on the Role of Hormonal Enzyme Induction in Glucocorticoid Action

Changes in Alkaline Phosphatase and Arginase Activities Induced by Glucocorticoids

Diskussion

RNA Synthesis in Response to Steroid Hormones

Diskussion


Details

No. of pages:
288
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1965
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483267623

About the Editor

P Karlson