Recent Progress in Hormone Research

Recent Progress in Hormone Research

Proceedings of the 1984 Laurentian Hormone Conference

1st Edition - July 22, 1985

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  • Editor: Roy O. Greep
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219615

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Recent Progress in Hormone Research, Volume 41 covers the proceedings of a Laurentian Hormone Conference held in late August 1984 at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. The book presents papers on the hormone-receptor interactions; the biosynthesis, secretion, metabolism, and mechanism of action of the steroid hormones; and the mechanisms of action of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and TRH. The text also includes papers on the molecular characterization of a brain specific mRNA; and the factors affecting changes in frequency and amplitude of GnRH pulses and the resulting functional consequences in various mammals including humans with disorders of fertility. Papers on the biological heritage of mammalian endocrinology, such as the actions of urotensin I in mammals and fishes; and the clinical implications of the glycosylation and posttranslational processing of the TSH are also encompassed. Endocrinologists, neuroscientists, biochemists, biophysicists, and scientists involved in hormone research will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors and Discussants


    1. Trophic Stimulation of Steroidogenesis: In Search of the Elusive Trigger

    2. Regulation of Hormone Receptors and Adenylyl Cyclases by Guanine Nucleotide Binding N Proteins

    3. Regulation of Luteal Function in Domestic Ruminants: New Concepts

    4. Regulation of Microsomal Cytochrome P-450 Enzymes and Testosterone Production in Leydig Cells

    5. The Defective Glucocorticoid Receptor in Man and Nonhuman Primates

    6. Progestin Action and Progesterone Receptor Structure in Human Breast Cancer: A Review

    7. Creation of Transgenic Animals to Study Development and as Models for Human Disease

    8. Neuropeptides: Interactions and Diversities

    9. Hypothalamic Pulse Generators

    10. Progesterone Action on the LHRH and the Nigrostriatal Dopamine Neuronal Systems: In Vitro and in Vivo Studies

    11. The Physiology of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Secretion in Men and Women

    12. Neurohormones from Fish Tails: The Caudal Neurosecretory System I. "Urophysiology" and the Caudal Neurosecretory System of Fishes

    13. Neurohormones from Fish Tails II. Actions of Urotensin I in Mammals and Fishes

    14. Glycosylation and Posttranslational Processing of Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone: Clinical Implications

    15. Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone Action: Mechanism of Calcium-Mediated Stimulation of Prolactin Secretion


Product details

  • No. of pages: 676
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1985
  • Published: July 22, 1985
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219615

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Roy O. Greep

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