Recent Progress in Hormone Research

Recent Progress in Hormone Research

Proceedings of the 1980 Laurentian Hormone Conference

1st Edition - January 1, 1981

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  • Editor: Roy O. Greep
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219578

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Recent Progress in Hormone Research, Volume 37 presents the proceedings of the 1980 Laurentian Hormone Conference held in Mont Tremblant Lodge on August 24-29, 1980. The book discusses the role of gonadal steroids in sexual differentiation; the regulation and function of the primate fetal adrenal gland and gonad; and an update of congenital adrenal hyperplasia. The text also describes the regulation of the mammalian corpus luteum; the mechanism of calcium action and release of vesicle-bound hormones during exocytosis; and the properties, intracellular localization, and multiple roles of calmodulin in cell regulation. The status of thymosin and other hormones of the thymus gland; the biosynthesis and mechanism of action of the nerve growth factor; and immunochemical studies relating to cholecystokinin in the brain and gut are also considered. The book further tackles the mechanism of insulin action; the intracellular receptors and internalization of polypeptide hormones; and studies on the structure and function of the chicken progesterone receptor. The text also looks into the role of guanine nucleotides in the regulation of adenylate cyclase activity; the nephrogenous cyclic AMP; and the neuroendocrine control of the menstrual cycle. Endocrinologists, physiologists, and biochemists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors and Discussants


    Memorial Tribute to Dr. Abraham White

    1. The Role of Gonadal Steroids in Sexual Differentiation

    2. Regulation and Function of the Primate Fetal Adrenal Gland and Gonad

    3. An Update of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia

    4. The Regulation of the Mammalian Corpus Luteum

    5. Mechanism of Calcium Action and Release of Vesicle-Bound Hormones during Exocytosis

    6. Calmodulin: Properties, Intracellular Localization, and Multiple Roles in Cell Regulation

    7. Current Status of Thymosin and Other Hormones of the Thymus Gland

    8. Biosynthesis and Mechanism of Action of Nerve Growth Factor

    9. Immunochemical Studies Relating to Cholecystokinin in Brain and Gut

    10. Insulin Receptors, Receptor Antibodies, and the Mechanism of Insulin Action

    11. Polypeptide Hormones: Intracellular Receptors and Internalization

    12. Studies on the Structure and Function of the Chicken Progesterone Receptor

    13. The Role of Guanine Nucleotides in Regulation of Adenylate Cyclase Activity

    14. Nephrogenous Cyclic AMP

    15. Discussion to "The Neuroendocrine Control of the Menstrual Cycle"


Product details

  • No. of pages: 728
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: January 1, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219578

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Roy O. Greep

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