The Hormones: Physiology, Chemistry, and Applications, Volume IV provides information pertinent to the nature and function of hormones. This book presents unexpected findings in such diverse fields as the nature and activities of glucagon, the hormones regulating insect growth, as well as the synthesis, metabolism, and secretion of the catecholamines.
Organized into 11 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the diversity of physiological effects of auxins. This text then explores the chemical nature, mechanisms of inactivation, and mode of synthesis of insect growth hormones. Other chapters consider hormone participation in some processes among coelenterates, platyhelminths, and echinoderms. This book discusses as well the status of information on endocrine mechanisms in the lower vertebrates. The final chapter deals with the potential advantages of immunoassay over bioassay procedures, which include high sensitivity and specificity.
This book is a valuable resource for organic chemists, biochemists, endocrinologists, morphologists, physiologists, students, and research workers.
Contributors to Volume IV
Contents of Volume I
Contents of Volume II
Contents of Volume III
Contents of Volume V
I. Plant Hormones.
IV. Auxins and Growth
V. Mechanism of Action
II. Hormones Regulating Insect Growth.
II. The Brain
III. The Corpora Cardiaca
IV. The Prothoracic Glands
V. The Corpora Allata
VI. The Subesophageal Ganglion
III. Hormones in Invertebrates Other than Insects.
VII. Other Invertebrate Phyla
VIII. General Considerations
IV. Endocrinology of Poikilothermic Vertebrates.
III. Secretory Areas of the Central Nervous System
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.
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.
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
II. Chemistry of Insulin
III. Insulin in the Pancreatic β 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
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
XI. Immunoassay of Protein Hormones.
II. General Principles
III. Immunoassay of Individual Hormones
- No. of pages:
- © Academic Press 1964
- 1st January 1964
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
Associate Professor of Plant Physiology, Havard University, Cambirdge, Mass