Techniques in Endocrine Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483228679, 9781483270876

Techniques in Endocrine Research

1st Edition

Proceedings of a NATO Advanced Study Institute Held at Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, under the Auspices of the University of Birmingham

Editors: Peter Eckstein Francis Knowles
eBook ISBN: 9781483270876
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 336
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Techniques in Endocrine Research covers the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held at Stratford-upon-Avon, England, under the Auspices of the University of Birmingham. The book focuses on the techniques in endocrinology, as well as x-ray crystallography, electron microscopy, and autoradiography. The selection first offers information on x-ray crystallography in hormone research and the separation and significance of hormone containing subcellular particles, including formation of granules, specificity of granule storing capacity, chromaffin cell granules, and adrenergic nerve granules. The book also takes a look at the possibilities for the use of antibody staining techniques in electron microscopy and in the study of neurosecretion.
The publication examines problems in the ultrastructure of endocrine glands, with special reference to the mammalian pituitary, autoradiography in endocrine research, and chromatographic methods of separations. The text also ponders on the state, transport, and regulation of hormones in blood; immunochemical methods in hormone research; and interpretation of biochemical techniques. Discussions focus on the state of insulin in human blood, state of pituitary hormones in blood, and transport of thyroxin in blood.
The selection is a vital source of information for readers interested in the techniques in endocrinology.

Table of Contents


List of Participants



Inaugural Lecture On Present Perspectives in Endocrinology

X-Ray Crystallography in Hormone Research

The Separation and Significance of Hormone-Containing Subcellular Particles

Possibilities For the Use of Antibody Staining Techniques in Electron Microscopy

Techniques in the Study of Neurosecretion

Some Problems in the Ultrastructure of Endocrine Glands, with Special Reference to the Mammalian Pituitary

Autoradiography in Endocrine Research

Chromatographic Methods of Separation

State, Transport and Regulation of Hormones in Blood

Immunochemical Methods in Hormone Research

Interpretation of Biochemical Techniques

The Experimental Animal in Research

The Pituitary Complex

Hormones and Gene Action

Transplantation of Endocrine Organs

Preservation and Storage of Endocrine Tissue in a Viable State

Purified Protein Hormones in Human Endocrinology

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Endocrinology of Reproduction

The Experimental Control of Ovum Implantation

Hormones in Development. An Account of Technical Procedures Used in the Field of Fetal Endocrinology

Author Index

Subject Index


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