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SECTION I: Brain Hormones N.M. Sherwood, et al., Molecular Evolution of Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone and Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone. K. Lederis, et al., Corticotropin-Releasing Factors Acting on the Fish Pituitary: Experimental and Molecular Analysis. A. Urano, et al., Expression of the Vasotocin/Isotocin Gene Family in Fish.
SECTION II: Pituitary Hormone F. Xiong, et al. Control of Teleost Gonadotropin Gene Expression. M. Ono and H. Kawauchi, The Somatolactin Gene. T.T. Chen, et al., Structure and Evolution of Fish Growth Hormone and Insulinlike Growth Factor Genes.
SECTION III: Other Hormones S.J. Chan and D.F. Steiner, Structure and Expression of Insulinlike Growth Factor Genes in Fish. S.J. Dunguay and T.P. Mommsen, Molecular Aspects of Pancreatic Peptides. G. F. Wagner, The Molecular Biology of the Corpuscles of Stannius and Regulation of Stanniocalcin Gene Expression.
SECTION IV: Hormone Regulation S. Majumdar and H.P. Elsholtz, Comparative Aspects of Pituitary Development and Pit-1 Function. Y.Le Dréan, et al., Structure and Regulation of Genes for Estrogen Receptors. P. Prunet, et al., Prolactin Receptors. Y. Nagahama, et al., Regulation of Oocyte Maturation in Fish.
Author Index. Systematic Index. Subject Index.
Hormones have a manifold impact upon growth and metabolism. This book focuses upon the molecular biology of fish hormones and their regulation. Chapters dealing with gonadotropin, corticotropin, vasotocin, isotocin, somatolactin, and other hormones are written by an international team of fish physiologists and endocrinologists. In addition, there are chapters that survey a growing literature on the ways hormones are regulated both in terms of their actions and in terms of the gene transcription that leads to their formation. The first two sections of the book covers brain and pituitary hormones and the latter two sections are devoted to other hormones and their regulation. As more and more endocrinologists and physiologists seek to use hormones that are inexpensive, provide for more facile experimental replication, and are less subject to cumbersome regulation, they will turn to the sorts of fish models reviewed in this book.
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DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN, TORONTO, AND DEPARTMENTS OF CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
Dr. Tony Farrell is a professor in the Department of Zoology & Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Tony’s research had provided an understanding of fish cardiorespiratory systems and has applied this knowledge to salmon migratory passage, fish stress handling and their recovery, sustainable aquaculture and aquatic toxicology. He has over 470 research publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and an h-factor of 92. He has co-edited of 30 volumes of the Fish Physiology series, as well as an award-winning Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology. As part of his application of physiology to aquaculture, he has studied the sub-lethal impacts of sea lice and piscine orthoreovirus on the physiology of juvenile salmon. He has received multiple awards, including the Fry Medal, which is the highest honour to a scientist from the Canadian Society of Zoologists, the Beverton Medal, which is the highest honour to a scientist from the Fisheries Society of the British Isles, the Medal of Excellence, which is the highest honour of the American Fisheries Society and the Murray A. Newman Awards both for Research and for Conservation from the Vancouver Marine Sciences Centre. He is a former President of the Society of Experimental Biologists and a former Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Fish Biology. He served as a member of the Minister’s Aquaculture Advisory Committee on Finfish Aquaculture for British Columbia and was a member of the Federal Independent Expert Panel on Aquaculture Science.
Professor, Department of Zoology and Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia and Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
Zoology Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada and Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, China
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