Vitamins and Hormones

Vitamins and Hormones

1st Edition - February 28, 2002

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  • Editor: Gerald Litwack
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080522869

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First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. In the early days of the Serial, the subjects of vitamins and hormones were quite distinct. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology, and enzyme mechanisms. Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists, and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.

Key Features

  • Vitamins are organic substances not naturally produced by the body that are necessary in trace amounts for normal physiologic and metabolic functioning. Hormones are biochemical substances produced in cells and tissues that cause a specific biological change or activity to occur elsewhere in the body
  • Study of both vitamins and hormones is essential to our understanding of physiology


Researchers, faculty, and graduate students interested in cutting edge reviews concerning the molecular and cellular biology of vitamins, hormones, and related factors and co-factors. Libraries and laboratories at institutes with strong programs in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, hormone control and signal transduction are likely to be interested

Table of Contents

  • Embryonic Stem Cells Provide a Powerful and Versatile Model System.
    Molecules in Blastocyst Implantation: Uterine and Embryonic Perspectives.
    Microarray Analysis of B Cell Stimulation.
    Tissue Culture Models for Studies of Hormone and Vitamin Action in Bone Cells.
    Transport of Leukotriene C4 and Structurally Related Conjugates.
    IL-1 beta Exerts a Myriad of Effects in the Brain and in Particular in the Hippocampus: Analysis of Some of These Actions.
    Leptin and Sweet Taste.
    Molecular, Structural and Cellular Biology of Follitropin and Follitropin Receptor.
    Factor VIIa/Tissue Factor-Induced Signaling: A Link Between Clotting and Disease
    Antiproliferative Action of Vitamin D.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2002
  • Published: February 28, 2002
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080522869

About the Serial Volume Editor

Gerald Litwack

Gerald Litwack
Dr. Gerald Litwack obtained M.S. and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin Department of Biochemistry and remained there for a brief time as a Lecturer on Enzymes. Then he entered the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne as a Fellow of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. He next moved to Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and later as Associate Professor of biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. After four years he moved to the Temple University School of Medicine as Professor of Biochemistry and Deputy Director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, soon after, becoming the Laura H. Carnell Professor. Subsequently he was appointed chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Jefferson Medical College as well as Vice Dean for Research and Deputy Director of the Jefferson Cancer Institute and Director of the Institute for Apoptosis. Following the move of his family, he became a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biological Chemistry of the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and then became the Founding Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, becoming Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Associate Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center as his final position. During his career he was a visiting scientist at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, Courtauld Institute of Biochemistry, London and the Wistar Institute. He was appointed Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He has published more than 300 scientific papers, authored three textbooks and edited more than sixty-five books. Currently he lives with his family and continues his authorship and editorial work in Los Angeles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, USA; Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, California, USA

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