Recent Advances of Avian Endocrinology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080273556, 9781483148335

Recent Advances of Avian Endocrinology

1st Edition

Satellite Symposium of the 28th International Congress of Physiological Sciences, Székesfehérvár, Hungary, 1980

Editors: G. Pethes P. Péczely P. Rudas
eBook ISBN: 9781483148335
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 488
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Advances in Physiological Sciences, Volume 33: Recent Advances of Avian Endocrinology covers the proceedings of the satellite symposium on the Recent Advances in Avian Endocrinology that is held in conjunction with the 28th International Congress of Physiological Sciences. The text contains 53 chapters in which the chapters except Chapter 1 are organized into five parts according to the issues they tackle. The opening chapter discusses some effects of environmental pollutants on endocrine regulatory mechanisms. The next eight chapters cover topics of neuroendocrinology, while the next chapter discusses female and male reproduction. Part 3 explains prostaglandins and Part 4 tackles thyroid function. The final part discusses hormonal control of metabolism. Veterinarians, biologists, ornithologists, and other professionals interested in avian endocrinology will find this book a great reference material, especially on the nature of the avian endocrine system.

Table of Contents

Welcome Address

Opening Address


Some Effects of Environmental Pollutants on Endocrine Regulatory Mechanisms


Immunocytochemical Localization of Neurohormones in Bird Hypothalamus

Studies on the Hypothalamic Regulation of Luteinizing Hormone Secretion in the Domestic Fowl

Progesterone Receptors in Hypothalamus and Pituitary of the Hen during the Ovulatory Cycle

Serotonin in Different Brain Parts of Quail under Stress Condition

The Metabolism of Sex Steroids in the Bird CNS and Pituitary

Adenohypophysial Hormones: Their Chemistry, Physiology and Control

Plasma Prolactin and Thyroid Hormone Concentration after Hatching Following Different Incubation Temperatures in the Chicken

Concluding Remarks on Avian Neuroendocrinology

Plasma Concentrations of Luteinizing Hormone, Progesterone, Testosterone and Estradiol in Follicular and Peripheral Venous Plasma during the Ovulation Cycle of the Hen

Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal Sensitivity to Central Injections of Progesterone and LH-RH in the Laying and Molting Hen

Serum Prolactin Levels of Turkey Hens in Relation to Reproductive Function

Effect of Ovariectomy on the Plasma Levels of Thyroid Hormones during the Ontogenesis in the Domestic Hen

Interconnection between Plasma Levels of Sex Steroids, Thyroid Hormones and Corticosterone during the Ovulatory-Oviposition Cycle in the Domestic Hen

Adrenocortical Function and the Ovulation Cycle of the Hen

The Effect of Application of Sexual Hormones upon the Reproductive Characters of Intergeneric Hybrids of Ducks

Characterization and Regulation of Androgen Receptors in the Preen Gland of Adult Male Ducks

Changes in the Responses of the Hypophyseal-Gonadal Axis in Developing Cockerels Raised under Short or Long Photoperiods


Introduction to Prostaglandins

Metabolism of Arachidonic Acid by the Reproductive Tract of the Hen in the Absence and Presence of Indomethacin

Prostaglandin Production by the Hen Oviduct In Vivo and In Vitro

The Role of Prostaglandins in Oviposition

The Role of Ovarian Follicles in Uterine Contraction Associated with Ovulation and Oviposition

Are Prostaglandins Involved in Ovarian Function of the Domestic Hen

Nature of PGF2a Binding to Uterine Membranes in Laying Hens

Current and Future Trends in Prostaglandin Research

Thyroid Function

Transport of Radioiodide into Thyroid and Oocytes of Japanese Quail

Cyclic AMP-Dependent Protein Kinase Activity in the Avian Pituitary and Thyroid Glands Following Goitrogen Treatments

Effect of Testosterone, Progesterone 17-B-Estradiol and Corticosterone on the Peripheral Metabolism of Thyroxine in the Male and Female Japanese Quail

The Effect of Estradiol and Testosterone on Thyrotrophin-Releasing Hormone (TRH) Induced Changes in Plasma Thyroid Hormone Concentration in Immature Chickens

Thyroid Hormone Concentration in Blood Plasma, Blood Supply of the Thyroid Gland and Oxygen Consumption in Japanese Quail Following Acute Cold and Warm Exposure

Effect of Cold and Warm Exposure on Thyroxine Metabolism in the Chick (The Regulatory Role of the Periphery)

Seasonality in Avian Thyroid Function

Thermoregulatory Response and Thyroid Hormone Concentration after Cold Exposure of Young Chicks Treated with Iopanonic Acid or Saline

The Effect of Triidothyronine on Lipid Metabolism — Including Fat-Soluble Vitamins of Chickens

Concluding Remarks on Thyroid Function

Hormonal Control of Metabolism

The Regulation of Calcium Metabolism in Birds

Effect of Arginine Vasotocin and Indomethacin on the Renal Function in Hen

The Interaction of Steroids with the Nasal Gland of the Domestic Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) In Vitro

The Influence of Thyroid Hormones and Sex Steroids on the Peripheral Metabolism of Corticosterone in the Male and Female Japanese Quail

Effect of Sexual Steroids on Carotene, Vitamin A and Zinc Metabolism of Chickens

Early Developmental Dynamics of Circadian Rhythmicity of Plasma Corticosterone in Chickens

Physiological Adaptation to High levels of Corticosterone in the Male Duck (Anas Platyrhynchos L.)

Steroid Receptors in the Lymphoid Organs of the Chick

Behavior of Catechol Hormones in the Migratory Process of Capella Gallinago

Functions of the Endocrine Pancreas in Regulation of Avian Carbohydrate Metabolism

The Influence of Glucagon on Plasma Levels of Glucose, Triglycerides, Total Lipids and Cholesterol in Geese

Effect of Sex Steroids and Thyroid Hormones on Free and Total Cholesterol Level of Male and Female Japanese Quail

Insulin and the Response of the Pancreatic a Cell to Glucose in the Duck

Adrenals and the Post-Insulin Rise in the Chicken Plasma-Free Fatty Acids (FFA)

Hormonal Regulation of Glycogen Metabolism in Embryonic Chick Liver

Interrelationship of Optimum Temperature with the Concentration of Plasma Substrates in the Chicken

Recent Progress in Avian Endocrinology — Closing Remarks


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G. Pethes

P. Péczely

P. Rudas

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