Steroids In Nonmammalian Vertebrates - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123703507, 9780323140980

Steroids In Nonmammalian Vertebrates

1st Edition

Editors: David R. Idler
eBook ISBN: 9780323140980
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 516
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Steroids in Nonmammalian Vertebrates offers a critical assessment of each identification and/or quantification of a steroid in nonmammalian vertebrates, with particular reference to fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. Discussions focus on corticosteroids, androgens, estrogens, functional morphology of steroidogenic tissues, and biological effects of steroid hormones. The methods used to study steroid biosynthesis are also covered. This text is comprised of eight chapters; the first of which explains the importance of understanding the endocrinology of nonmammalian vertebrates. The reader is then introduced to the methods used in the isolation, identification, and quantification of steroids. The criteria for the identification of steroids isolated from natural sources are described, and the in vivo and in vitro methods for steroid biosynthesis are compared. The next chapter focuses on the functional morphology of the testis, ovary, interrenal tissue, and adnexa, such as Bidder's organ and the corpuscles of Stannius, of nonmammalian vertebrates. This book also explores the identification and quantification of corticosteroids, estrogens, and androgens in fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. Emphasis is placed on factors affecting corticosteroidogenesis in fish, protein binding of sex hormones in fishes and amphibians, and physicochemical aspects of steroid hormones. This book will be of interest to students and scientists in the fields of zoology and biology.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Chapter 1. Why Comparative Endocrinology? Text References Chapter 2. Steroid Methodology I. Introduction II. Criteria for the Identification of Steroids Isolated from Natural Sources III. Isolation and Quantification of Steroids IV. Methods for Study of Steroid Biosynthesis References Chapter 3. The Functional Morphology of Steroidogenic Tissues I. Introduction II. Testis III. Ovary IV. Adrenocortical (Interrenal) Tissue References Chapter 4. Corticosteroids in Fish I. Introduction II. Fish as Experimental Animals III. Identification and Quantification of Corticosteroids IV. Factors Affecting Corticosteroidogenesis V. Protein Binding of Corticosteroids VI. Production and Clearance of Corticosteroids References Appendix: Tables A.I-A.XI Chapter 5. Corticosteroids in Amphibia, Reptilia, and Aves I. Introduction II. The Nature of Corticosteroids in Amphibia, Reptilia, and Aves III. The Biosynthesis of Corticosteroids in the Amphibian, Reptilian, and Avian Adrenal Gland IV. Summary References Chapter 6. Androgens in Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Birds I. Introduction II. Isolation and Identification of C19 Steroids III. Biosynthesis of C19 Steroids IV. Intermediate Metabolism of C19 Steroids V. Conjugation of Steroids VI. Androgen Production and Clearance In Vivo VII. Protein Binding of Sex Hormones in Fishes and Amphibians VIII. Conclusions References Chapter 7. Estrogens in Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Birds I. Introduction II. Isolation, Identification, and Quantification III. Biosynthesis IV. Intermediate Metabolism of C18 Steroids V. Concluding Remarks References Chapter 8. Biological Actions of Steroid Hormones in Nonmammalian Vertebrates


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