The Hormones V5 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123957160, 9780323141918

The Hormones V5

1st Edition

Physiology, Chemistry and Applications

Authors: NNN Unknown Publisher
eBook ISBN: 9780323141918
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 976
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The Hormones: Physiology, Chemistry and Applications, Volume V covers the advances in understanding the nature and function of hormones. This seven-chapter volume is a continuation of Volume IV on the endocrinology of plant and non-mammalian animal hormones.
The introductory chapters examine the structure, metabolite actions, and some other chemical aspects of pituitary hormones. The following chapter explores the physiological, biochemical, and phylogenetic aspects of thyroid hormones, as well as brief description of thyroid cytology and process kinetics related to the thyroid. This chapter also presents mathematical models describing the processes of accumulation and binding of iodide in the thyroid, along with the release and metabolism of thyroid hormone. These topics are followed by discussions on the methods and concepts used for in vivo studies with labeled steroids in man. A chapter focuses on the role of hormones on tumorigenesis and tumor growth. Another chapter considers the concepts of mode of action of other hormones, such as insulin, epinephrine, and estradiol. The concluding chapter treats some examples of endocrine disease from the standpoint of the biological problems.
Endocrinologists, physiologists, biochemists, phylogeneticists, and researchers who are interested in expanding knowledge on hormones will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume V
Contents of Volume I
Contents of Volume II Contents of Volume III
Contents of Volume IV
I. Chemistry of Pituitary Hormones I. General Introduction II. Oxytocin and Vasopressin
III. Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormones
IV. Corticotropin V. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
VI. Luteinizing Hormone
VII. Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone
VIII. Prolactin
IX. Growth Hormone
X. Other Hormones
II. Metabolic Actions of Pituitary Hormones I. Effects of Anterior Pituitary Hormones on Protein Metabolism
II. Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism after Hypophysectomy
III. Pituitary Hormones and Carbohydrate Metabolism
IV. Influence of Pituitary Peptides on Lipid Metabolism
III. The Thyroid
I. Introduction
II. Development and Structure of the Thyroid Gland
III. Iodide Transport
IV. Cellular Biochemistry of the Thyroid Gland
V. Hormonal Biochemistry of the Thyroid Gland
VI. Agents That Affect the Thyroid Gland
VII. Iodine Compounds in Body Fluids
VIII. Metabolism of Iodoamino Acids
IX. Quantitative Aspects of Thyroid Accumulation and Release of Iodine and the Peripheral Utilization of Thyroid Hormones
X. Actions of the Thyroid Hormones Fundamental Aspects
XI. Effects of the Thyroid Hormones on Organ Systems
XII. Miscellaneous Effects of the Thyroid Hormones XIII. Concluding Remarks
IV. In Vivo Studies of Steroid Dynamics in Man I. Introduction
II. Methods and Concepts
III. The Effects of Binding of Steroids by Plasma Proteins
IV. Specific Activities of Urinary Metabolites
V. Appendix References
V. Tumors and Hormones I. Introduction
II. Tumorigenesis
III. Tumor Growth
VI. On the Action of Mammalian H


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