Techniques in Endocrine Research

Techniques in Endocrine Research

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1963

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  • Editors: Peter Eckstein, Francis Knowles
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270876

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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

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1963
  • Published: January 1, 1963
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483270876

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Peter Eckstein

Francis Knowles

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