Vitamins and Hormones, Volume 70

1st Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780127098708
eBook ISBN: 9780080458045
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd March 2005
Page Count: 451
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Table of Contents

  • Former Editors
    • Publisher Summary
  • Contributors
    • Publisher Summary
  • Preface
    • Publisher Summary
  • 1: Extrapituitary Effects of the Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone
    • Abstract
    • I Introduction
    • II Endocrine Role of GHRH in Carcinogenesis
    • III Various Cancers and Normal Tissues That Produce and Respond to GHRH
    • IV Direct Effects of GHRH in Carcinogenesis
    • V Mechanism of Action for Locally Produced GHRH
    • VI Conclusions and Perspectives
    • Acknowledgements
  • 2: IRS-1 and Vascular Complications in Diabetes Mellitus
    • Abstract
    • I Introduction
    • II Insulin Receptor Superfamily
    • III Insulin Receptor Substrates
    • IV Signaling Pathways Regulated by IRS-1
    • V IRS-1 and Insulin Resistance
    • VI The Role of IRS-1 in Atherothrombotic Complications
    • VII Summary and Future Perspectives
    • Acknowledgements
    • Appendix List of Abbreviations
  • 3: Structural and Functional Properties of CCN Proteins
    • Abstract
    • I Discovery of the CCN Gene Family
    • II CCN Family Modular Structure
    • III CCN Family and Heparin Interactions
    • IV CCN Gene Family and Integrins
    • V CCN2 Binding to LRP
    • VI CCN Gene Family and Intracellular Signaling
    • VII The Link Between TGF-β and CCN2
    • VIII CCN Gene Family Action in Normal Biological Processes
    • IX CCN Protein Action in Pathological Disease Processes
    • X Summary
    • Acknowledgements
  • 4: Stanniocalcin: No Longer Just a Fish Tale
    • Abstract
    • I General Introduction
    • II Early Studies on the Discovery and Function of Stanniocalcin in Fish
    • III The Discovery of Mammalian Stanniocalcin
    • IV The Sequestering Hypothesis
    • V Future Directions
    • Acknowledgements


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

  • First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is AP's longest running serial
  • Each volume contains cutting edge reviews by leading contributors


Researchers, professors, and graduate students studying the molecular and cellular biology of vitamins, hormones, and related factors and co-factors


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