Anorexia: Volume 92

Anorexia: Volume 92

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First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. 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.

This volume focuses on anorexia.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 589.67g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124104738
  • 9780124104730

Table of contents

Novel Neuropeptides in the Control of Food Intake: Neuronostatin and Nesfatin-1
Gina L.C. Yosten
Anorexia and Hypothalamic Degeneration
Ida A.K. Nilsson, Charlotte Lindfors, Martin Schalling, Tomas Hoekfelt, and Jeanette E. Johansen
The Role of Ghrelin in Anorexia-Cachexia Syndromes
Bobby Guillory, Andres Splenser, and Jose Garcia
Ghrelin Gene Variants and Eating Disorders
Tetsuya Ando
Steroid Metabolism and Excretion in Anorexia Nervosa
Wassif Samuel Wassif and Andrew Rashad Ross
Anorexia Nervosa and Estrogen Receptors
Nicolas Ramoz, Audrey Versini, and Philip Gorwood
Cannabinoid Receptors and Cholecystokinin in Feeding Inhibition
Francisco Alen Farinas, M. Teresa Ramirez-Lopez, Raquel Gomez de Heras, Fernando Rodriguez de Fonseca, and Laura Orio
Treatment of Cachexia: Melanocortin and Ghrelin Interventions
Jeremy Steinman and Mark Daniel DeBoer
The Influence of Estrogen Therapies on Bone Mineral Density in Premenopausal Women with Anorexia Nervosa and Amenorrhea
Jocelyn Lebow and Leslie Sim
Clinical and Hormonal Variables Related to Bone Mass Loss in Anorexia Nervosa Patients
Maria Luisa Fernandez-Soto, Amalia Gonzalez-Jimenez, Marta Chamorro- Fernandez, and Socorro Leyva-Martinez
Mechanism-Based Therapeutic Approaches to Cachexia
Fabio Penna, Gabriella Bonelli, Francesco M. Baccino, and Paola Costelli
Cisplatin-Induced Anorexia and Ghrelin
Tomohisa Hattori, Koji Yakabi, and Hiroshi Takeda
Anorexia of Aging
Zbigniew Kmiec, Erika Petervari, Marta Balasko, and Miklos Szekely
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About Gerald Litwack

Following a liberal arts education with a major in chemistry and biology at Hobart College, Gerald (Gerry) Litwack earned M.S. and PhD degrees in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he served as a Lecturer in Enzymology before starting a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne in Paris. His first academic position was assistant professor of biochemistry at Rutgers University where he started his work on hormone action for six years. During this period, he did a sabbatical at the University of California, Berkeley, where he concentrated on rapid enzyme kinetics. In 1960 he accepted an offer of an associate professorship at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. In 1964, he was invited to be full professor of biochemistry at The Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology at Temple Medical School, simultaneously with a Career Development Award from the NIH, where he later was named Deputy Director of the Institute and the Laura H. Carnell Professor in biochemistry. Subsequently, he was given the Faculty Research Award. He co-discovered ligandin, later found to be in the family of glutathione S-transferases, enzymes that protect the body from carcinogens. In 1991, he moved to the Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University as Professor of Biochemistry, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Deputy Director of the Kimmel Cancer Research Institute. Later, he became chair of the combined Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and concurrently held the position of Vice Dean for Research. In 2003, he moved to Los Angeles and from 2004-2006 was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the Department of Biological Chemistry of the Geffen School of Medicine and, in this period, wrote "Human Biochemistry and Disease" a volume of 1254 pages. In 2007, he moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania, as Founding Chair of Basic Sciences and Acting Associate Dean for Research to start a new medical school, The Commonwealth Medical College. Having completing his mission in 2010, he moved to The Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Texas A & M Health Science Center, as Professor of Biochemistry and Associate Director. Currently, he is retired and lives in North Hollywood, California, where he continues as an author and as Series Editor of Vitamins and Hormones. He is involved in writing another textbook and has written a first novel, "One-Eighty".
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