American Physiological Society Handbook of Physiology: Endocrine System Section 7

American Physiological Society Handbook of Physiology: Endocrine System Section 7

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This is a scholarly synthesis of current knowledge about the vertebrate growth process and how it is controlled by hormones and growth factors. It focuses on growth hormone-structure-function relationships, gene expression, regulation of secretion, receptors, cell-signalling mechanisms and physiological mechanisms of action - and on the insulin-like growth factors. No other single volume provides such a wealth of information about how hormones regulate vertebrate growth.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 846 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 44.45mm | 986g
  • Oxford University Press Australia
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 32 black and white photographs and numerous line drawings
  • 0195113055
  • 9780195113051

Table of contents

1. The Growth Process; 2. Assessment of Somatic Growth and Its Regulation; 3. Hormonal Regulation of Growth and Development of Nonmammalian Vertebrates; 4. Hormones and Growth in Domestic Animals; 5. Hormonal Regulation of Growth and Metabolic Effects of Growth Hormone in Children and Adults; 6. Structure-Function Relationships of Growth Hormone and Other Members of the Growth Hormone Gene Family; 7. Regulation of Growth Hormone Gene Expression; 8. Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone (GHRH): Discovery, Regulation, and Actions; 9. Somatostatin; 10. Growth Hormone Releasing Peptides; 11. Feedback Regulation of Growth Hormone Secretion; 12. Importance of the Growth Hormone Secretory Pattern for Statural Growth; 13. The Growth Hormone Receptor; 14. Molecular Events in Growth Hormone-Receptor Interaction and Signaling; 15. The Somatomedin Hypothesis in Growth Hormone Action; 16. The Dual Effector Theory; 17. The Regulation of Amino Acid and Protein Metabolism by Growth Hormone; 18. Insulin-Like Growth Factors: Gene Structure and Regulation; 19. Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Proteins; 20. Molecular Mechanics of IGF-I Receptor Function: Implications for Normal Physiology and Pathological States; 21. Insulin-Like Growth Factor I Actions on Somatic Growth; 22. The Regulation of Growth by Insulin-Like Growth Factor II; 23. Thyroid Hormone Receptors; 24. Regulation of Gene Expression by Thyroid Hormones: Relation to Growth and Development; 25. Insulin as a Growth-Promoting Hormone; INDEXshow more