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  • Editor: Gerald Litwack
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123815330
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123815163

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First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology, and enzyme mechanisms. Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists, and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines. This volume focuses on insulin and IGFs.

Key Features

  • Longest running series published by Academic Press
  • Contributions by leading international authorities


Researchers, faculty, and graduate students interested in cutting-edge review concerning the molecular and cellular biology of vitamins, hormones, and related factors and co-factors. Libraries and laboratories at institutes with strong programs in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, hormone control, and signal transduction are likely to be interested.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Functional Neuronal Processing of Human Body Odors

    Johan N. Lundström & Mats J. Olsson

    2 Female Perception of Male Body Odor

    Dr. Mark J. T. Sergeant

    3 Current issues in the study of androstenes in human chemosignalling

    Jan Havlicek, Alice K. Murray, Tamsin K. Saxton & S. Craig Roberts

    4 Mammary odor cues and pheromones: Mammalian infant-directed communication about maternal state, mammae, and milk

    Benoist Schaal

    5 Exposure to female pheromones during pregnancy causes postpartum anxiety in mice

    Caroline M. Larsen, David R. Grattan

    6. Major Urinary Protein Regulation of Chemical Communication and Nutrient Metabolism

    Yingjiang Zhou and Liangyou Rui

    7. Chemosensory Function of the Amygdala

    Nicolás Gutiérrez-Castellanos, Alino Martínez-Marcos, Fernando Martínez-García, Enrique Lanuza

    8. TRPC Channels In Pheromone Sensing

    Kirill Kiselyov, Damian B. van Rossum , and Randen L. Patterson

    9. Alarm pheromones-Chemical signaling in response to danger

    François J. Verheggen* ; Eric Haubruge ; Mark C. Mescher

    10. Odorant Binding Proteins in Insects

    Jiang-Jing Zhou

    11. Drosophila CheB proteins Involved in Gustatory Detection of Pheromones are Related to a Human Neurodegeneration Factor

    Claudio W. Pikielny

    12. Volatile signals during pregnancy.

    Stefano Vaglio

    13. Olfactory Sensitivity: Functioning in Schizophrenia and Implications for Understanding the Nature and Progression of Psychosis

    Warrick J. Brewer & Christos Pantelis

    14. Olfactory systems in mate recognition and sexual behaviour

    Matthieu Keller, Delphine Pillon & Julie Bakker

    15. Communication By Olfactory Signals In Rabbits: Its Role In Reproduction

    Angel I. Melo* and Gabriela González-Mariscal

    16. Chemical Communication And Reproduction In The Gray Short-Tailed Opossum (Monodelphis domestica)

    John D. Harder and Leslie M. Jackson

    17. Pheromones in a superorganism: from gene to social regulation

    Alaux C., Maisonnasse A. & Le Conte Y.

    18. Unraveling the pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide (PBAN) signal transduction cascade that regulates sex pheromone production in moths

    Shogo Matsumoto, Atsushi Ohnishi , Jae Min Lee , and J. Joe Hull

    19. Pheromones In Social Wasps

    Bruschini Claudia, Cervo Rita, Turillazzi Stefano

    20. New Pheromones and Insect Control Strategies

    Gadi V.P. Reddy and Angel Guerrero

    21. Pheromones and Exocrine Glands In Isoptera

    Ana Maria Costa-Leonardo*, Ives Haifig

    22. Aphid Pheromones

    Sarah Y. Dewhirst, John A. Pickett and Jim Hardie

    23. Methyl Eugenol, Cue-Lure and Fruit Flies

    Roger I. Vargas, Todd E. Shelly, Luc Leblanc and Jaime C. Piñero

    24. Oviposition Pheromones in Haematophagous Insects

    T. Seenivasagan and R. Vijayaraghavan

Product details

  • No. of pages: 664
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2010
  • Published: September 20, 2010
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123815330
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123815163

About the Serial Editor

Gerald Litwack

Gerald Litwack
Dr. Gerald Litwack obtained M.S. and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin Department of Biochemistry and remained there for a brief time as a Lecturer on Enzymes. Then he entered the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne as a Fellow of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. He next moved to Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and later as Associate Professor of biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. After four years he moved to the Temple University School of Medicine as Professor of Biochemistry and Deputy Director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, soon after, becoming the Laura H. Carnell Professor. Subsequently he was appointed chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Jefferson Medical College as well as Vice Dean for Research and Deputy Director of the Jefferson Cancer Institute and Director of the Institute for Apoptosis. Following the move of his family, he became a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biological Chemistry of the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and then became the Founding Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, becoming Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Associate Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center as his final position. During his career he was a visiting scientist at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, Courtauld Institute of Biochemistry, London and the Wistar Institute. He was appointed Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He has published more than 300 scientific papers, authored three textbooks and edited more than sixty-five books. Currently he lives with his family and continues his authorship and editorial work in Los Angeles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, USA; Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, California, USA

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