The Hormones V1

The Hormones V1

Physiology, Chemistry and Applications

1st Edition - January 1, 1948

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The Hormones: Physiology, Chemistry and Applications, Volume I covers roles of hormones in a wide diversity of vital processes. This volume consists of 16 chapters that discuss the chemistry of hormones, their role in organisms other than mammals, and some aspects of the animal physiology. After a brief history of hormone research studies, this book goes on exploring the chemistry, physiology, assay, and mechanism of action of plant, insect, and crustacean hormones. The subsequent chapters examine the biochemistry, physiology, and assay methods of hormones of the gastrointestinal tract, parathyroid gland, pancreas, and ovary. These topics are followed by discussions on the chemistry and metabolism of other hormones, such as progesterone, androgens, and adrenal cortical and anterior pituitary hormones. The final chapters consider the role of ovarian, pituitary, and thyroid hormones in mammary growth, as well as the mechanism of hormonal control of lactation. Endocrinologists, applied biologists, physiologists, biochemists, and researchers in various fields of medicine will find this book of great value.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Contributors to Volume I

    Historical Introduction

    Plant Growth Hormones

    I. Historical Development and Definitions

    II. Assay Methods

    III. Chemistry of Auxins

    IV. Transport of Auxin

    V. Role of Auxin in Tropisms

    VI. Root Formation

    VII. Phenomena of Inhibition and Toxicity

    VIII. Other Actions of Auxin

    IX. Mechanism of Action


    Other Plant Hormones

    I. Wound Hormones


    II. Flower-Forming Hormones


    III. Leaf Growth Substances


    IV. Vitamins, Steroids, and Carotenoids as Plant Hormones


    V. Additional Postulated Hormones


    VI. Hormone-like Substances in Fungi


    Hormones in Insects

    I. Introduction

    II. Endocrine Control of Postembryonic Development

    III. Role of Hormones in Reproduction

    IV. Hormones and Color Change

    V. "Gene Hormones"

    VI. Sources of Insect Hormones

    VII. Mode of Action and Physicochemical Properties of Insect Hormones


    Hormones in Crustaceans

    I. Introduction

    II. Hormones and Sex Characteristics

    III. Hormones and Color Changes

    IV. Hormones and Retinal Pigment Movements

    V. Hormones and Molting and Growth

    VI. Hormones and Other Activities


    Hormones of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    I. Introduction

    II. The Upper Intestine

    III. The Gastric Mucosa

    IV. The Salivary Glands

    V. Urogastrone


    The Physiology and Chemistry of the Parathyroid Hormone

    I. Introduction

    II. Embryology and Histology

    III. Anatomy

    IV. The Effects of Extirpation of the Parathyroid Glands

    V. Physiological Activity of the Parathyroid Hormone

    VI. Extraction, Purification, and Some Chemical Characteristics of the Parathyroid Hormone

    VII. Stability, Solubility, and Other Characteristics of the Parathyroid Hormone

    VIII. Yield and Activity

    IX. Assay Methods

    X. The Parathyroids in Relation to Other Endocrine Glands

    XI. The Bearing of Dietary Mineral Intake, Pregnancy, Lactation and Renal Inadequacy on the Regulation of the Size and Functional Activity of the Parathyroids

    XII. Alterations of Parathyroid Function in Man

    XIII. Relation of the Parathyroids to Skeletal Growth, Bone Repair, and Dental Defects

    XIV. Mineral Appetite


    The Internal Secretion of the Pancreas

    I. Introduction

    II. History

    III. Islets of Langerhans

    IV. The Preparation of Insulin

    V. Chemistry of Insulin

    VI. Standardization of Insulin

    VII. Administration of Insulin

    VIII. Physiological Action of Insulin

    IX. Endocrine Function of the Pancreas


    Assay of Ovarian Hormones


    International Standards

    I. Chemical Methods of Assay

    II. Physical Methods of Assay

    III. Biological Assay Methods


    The Chemistry and Metabolism of the Estrogens

    I. Chemistry of Estrogens

    II. Metabolism of Estrogens


    Chemistry and Metabolism of Progesterone

    I. Chemistry of Progesterone

    II. Metabolism of Progesterone


    Biochemistry of Androgens

    I. Sources of Androgens

    II. Isolation of Androgens and Related Compounds

    III. Form in Which Androgens Occur in Urine

    IV. Assay of Androgens and Related Substances

    V. Concentrations of Androgens and 17-Ketosteroids in Urine and Blood

    VI. Metabolism of Androgens

    VII. Mechanism of Action of Androgens

    VIII. Inhibitory Effects of Certain Compounds on Action of Androgens

    IX. Ability of Androgens to Inhibit Action of Other Steroid Hormones

    X. Possible Androgenic Activity of Other Hormones and Pregneninolone


    Chemistry and Metabolism of the Adrenal Cortical Hormones

    I. Historical Introduction and Synopsis

    II. Hormone Concentrates

    III. The Steroids Isolated in Crystalline State from Adrenal Tissue

    IV. Artificial Preparation of the Active Adrenal Steroids

    V. The Amorphous Fraction

    VI. Relationship between Chemical Structure and Physiological Action

    VII. Metabolism of the Adrenocortical Hormones


    Chemistry of Anterior Pituitary Hormones

    I. Goriadotrophic Hormones

    II. Lactogenic Hormone (Prolactin)

    III. Thyrotrophic Hormone

    IV. Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (ACTH)

    V. Growth Hormone

    VI. Summary


    Hormonal Control of Mammary Growth

    I. Morphology of the Mammary Gland

    II. Early Investigations

    III. The Ovarian Hormones and Mammary Growth

    IV. The Anterior Pituitary Gland and Mammary Growth

    V. The Androgens and Mammary Growth

    VI. The Thyroid and Mammary Growth

    VII. The Placenta and Mammary Growth

    VIII. Comparative Aspects of Mammary Growth Control

    IX. The Control of Nipple Growth


    Hormonal Control of Lactation

    I. The Anterior Pituitary and Lactation

    II. The Adrenal Cortex and Lactation

    III. The Thyroid and Lactation

    IV. The Ovarian Hormones and Lactation

    V. The Pancreatic Islets and Lactation

    VI. The Posterior Pituitary and Lactation

    VII. The Hormonal Control of Milk Composition

    VIII. Assay and Physiological Properties of Prolactin


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 898
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1948
  • Published: January 1, 1948
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323142069

About the Author

NNN Unknown Publisher

NNN Unknown Publisher
Mohammad Reza Kiani is a research associate at the University of Tehran. He started his research with writing a book chapter about aquatic water and water treatment. He is working on CO2 absorption in micro channels and specifications of microfluidic and nanofluidic systems. His research interests are modelling and experimental investigations about novel methods of CO2 capture. Besides, he has collaborated with other researchers in Shiraz University in writing new book chapters and books from Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, University of Tehran, Iran

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