The Hormones V4

The Hormones V4

Physiology, Chemistry and Applications

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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The Hormones: Physiology, Chemistry and Applications, Volume IV covers the advances in understanding the nature and function of plant and non-mammalian animal hormones. This volume is divided into 11 chapters, and begins with an examination of the major characteristics of auxins, including the diversity of its action, chemical control, and systematic patterns. The subsequent chapters explore the chemistry and physiology of neurohormones and their role in insect growth. A chapter highlights the control of color of hormones and the actions of 5-hydroxytryptamine. The remaining chapters are devoted to the occurrence, physiological role, biochemistry, mode of action, metabolism, and biosynthesis of other hormones, such as gastrointestinal hormones, catecholamines, insulin, and glucagon. These chapters deal also with the general principles and application of immunoassay of protein hormones. Endocrinologists, physiologists, biochemists, and hormone researchers will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume IV

    Preface VII

    Contents of Volume I

    Contents of VOlume II

    Contents of VOlume III

    Contents of VOlume V

    I. Plant Hormones

    I. Introduction

    II. Occurrence

    III. Transport

    IV. Auxins and Growth

    V. Mechanism of Action

    VI. Conclusion


    II. Hormones Regulating Insect Growth

    I. Introduction

    II. The Brain

    III. The Corpora Cardiaca

    IV. The Prothoracic Glands

    V. The Corpora Allata

    VI. The Subesophageal Ganglion

    VII. Pheromones

    VIII. Conclusion


    III. Hormones in Invertebrates Other than Insects

    I. Introduction

    II. Neurohormones

    III. Annelids

    IV. Crustaceans

    V. Mollusks

    VI. Protochordates

    VII. Other Invertebrate Phyla

    VIII. General Considerations


    IV. Endocrinology of Poikilothermie Vertebrates

    I. Introduction

    II. Hypophysis

    III. Secretory Areas of the Central Nervous System

    IV. Thyroid

    V. Parathyroid and Calcium and Phosphorus Metabolism

    VI. Pancreatic Islets and Carbohydrate Metabolism

    VII. Adrenal (Interrenal and Chromaffin Tissues)

    VIII. Corpuscles of Stannius

    IX. Gonads and Reproduction

    X. Endocrine Control of Migration

    XI. Endocrine Control of Osmoregulation

    XII. Hormones and Behavior; Pheromones and Ectohormones

    XIII. Hormones and Sex Differentiation

    XIV. Hormones and Pigmentation

    XV. Additional Endocrine Structures


    V. Hormones and the Control of Color

    I. Chromatic Effectors

    II. Color Change and the Environment

    III. Hormones and Physiological Color Change

    IV. Morphological Color Change

    V. Hormones, Color Change, and Evolution


    VI. Gastrointestinal Hormones

    I. Introduction

    II. Gastrin

    III. Secretin

    IV. Cholecystokinin

    V. Pancreozymin

    VI. Enterocrinin

    VII. Villikinin

    VIII. The Brunner Glands



    VII. 5-Hydroxytryptamine (Serotonin, Enteramine, 5HT

    I. On the Distribution of 5HT

    II. Subcellular Distribution

    III. Monoamine Oxidase and 5HT

    IV. 5HT and Local Tissue Reactions

    V. Cardiovascular Actions

    VI. 5HT and the Gastrointestinal Tract

    VII. 5HT and the Peripheral Nervous System

    VIII. 5HT and the Central Nervous System


    VIII. The Catecholamines: Biosynthesis, Storage and Release, Metabolism, and Metabolic Effects

    I. Introduction

    II. Distribution of Catecholamines

    III. Biosynthesis of Norepinephrine and Epinephrine

    IV. The Storage of Catecholamines

    V. The Release of Tissue Catecholamines

    VI. Chemical Agents That Modify the Storage or Release of Tissue Catecholamines

    VII. The Degradation of Epinephrine and Norepinephrine

    VIII. The Rate of Resynthesis of Catecholamines

    IX. Metabolic Actions of Epinephrine and Norepinephrine

    X. Concluding Remarks


    IX. Insulin

    I. Introduction

    II. Chemistry of Insulin

    III. Insulin in the Pancreatic ĝ Cell

    IV. Insulin in Blood Plasma

    V. Attachment of Insulin to Cells

    VI. Actions of Insulin on Metabolism

    VII. Inactivation of Insulin

    VIII. Insulin and Metabolic Disturbances in Pancreatic Diabetes


    X. Glucagon

    I. History, Chemistry, and Assay of Glucagon

    II. Site of Origin. Secretion and Metabolic Fate of Glucagon

    III. The Mode of Action of Glucagon

    IV. The Physiologic Effects of Glucagon

    V. The Physiologic Role and Hormonal Nature of Glucagon

    VI. The Clinical Significance of Glucagon

    VII. Conclusions



    Additional References

    XI. Immunoassay of Protein Hormones

    I. Introduction

    II. General Principles

    III. Immunoassay of Individual Hormones



    Additional References

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 702
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143219

About the Author

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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.

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Research Associate, University of Tehran, Iran

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