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


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