Recent Progress in Hormone Research

Recent Progress in Hormone Research

Proceedings of the 1973 Laurentian Hormone Conference

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Editor: Roy O. Greep
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219509

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Recent Progress in Hormone Research, Volume 30 presents the proceedings of the 1973 Laurentian Hormone Conference held at Mont Tremblant, Province of Quebec, Canada on August 26-31, 1973. The book presents papers on the regulation of the gonadotropins in primates, their neutralization by specific antibodies, and their role in oocyte maturation. The text also includes papers on the enzymatic interconversion of estrogens and on the concept of the mechanism of steroid hormone action. Papers on the thermogenic action of thyroid hormone related to active sodium transport are also considered. The book further tackles papers on the structure, heterogeneity, and activity of many of the lesser known hormones or hormone-like substances, such as the somatomedins A, B, and C, the epidermal growth factor, the insect hormones, parathyroid hormone, 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol, and prostaglandins. Endocrinologists and physiologists will find the text invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors and Discussants


    1. On the Control of Gonadotropin Secretion in the Rhesus Monkey

    2. Gonadotropins and Their Antibodies

    3. Gonadotropin Action on Cultured Graafian Follicles: Induction of Maturation Division of the Mammalian Oocyte and Differentiation of the Luteal Cell

    4. Human Placental 17/ß-Estradiol Dehydrogenase: Characterization and

    5. The Lysosome as a Mediator of Hormone Action

    6. Thyroid Thermogenesis and Active Sodium Transport

    7. The Somatomedins: A Family of Insulinlike Hormones under Growth Hormone Control

    8. MSH, Cyclic AMP, and Melanocyte Differentiation

    9. Endocrine Action during Insect Growth

    10. Emerging Concepts of the Nature of Circulating Parathyroid Hormones: Implications for Clinical Research

    11. 1,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol—A Hormonally Active Form of Vitamin D3

    12. Prostaglandins and the Renal Antihypertensive and Natriuretic Endocrine Function

    13. Part I. Epidermal Growth Factor: Chemical and Biological Characterization

    Part II. Recent Studies on the Chemistry and Biology of Epidermal Growth Factor

    14. Nerve Growth Factor and Insulin: Evidence of Similarities in Structure, Function, and Mechanism of Action

    15. Heterogeneity of Peptide Hormones

    16. Microtubule Proteins in the Nerve Growth Factor Mediated Response

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 688
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219509

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Roy O. Greep

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