The Endocrinology of Growth, Development and Metabolism in Vertebrates

The Endocrinology of Growth, Development and Metabolism in Vertebrates

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A book aimed at researchers and graduate students in zoology, endocrinology, and veterinary science, comparative and medical endocrinologists and researchers interested in hormones as effecting growth and development. This volume underscores the impetus that comparative endocrinological studies have been provided to clinical and biomedical research and bridges the gap between comparative and medical endocrinologists. It is a comprehensive treatment of growth, development, and metabolic factors in both vertebrates and invertebrates. In five sections, the book presents the latest research on growth hormones and prolactin, insulin, and insulin-like growth factors, adrenal and thyroid hormones, and other aspects of growth and development. It comprehensively covers growth hormone, including GH receptors, GH release, GH structure and evolution, and effects on growth and metabolism. It covers insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I), including the structure and evolution of insulin/IGF-I hormone family, in growth, and the IGF bind of proteins. The book presents a broad and timely account of hormones/growth factors influencing growth and metabolism.
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  • Hardback | 588 pages
  • 158.75 x 230 x 25.4mm | 1,002g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0126290555
  • 9780126290554

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Introduction, R. De Pablo. Part 1 Growth hormone and prolactin: evolution of the structure of the growth hormone and prolactin family, M. Rand-Weaver, et al; the role of growth hormone in the growth of poikilotherms, E. McLean and E.M. Donaldson; role of growth in hormone growth of homeo-therms, N.C. Steele and C.M. Evock-Clover; growth hormone and metabolism, H.M. Goodman; the growth hormone receptor and growth hormone-binding protein - structure, functions, and regulation, S.D. Cramer and F. Talamantes; growth hormone secretion in poikilotherms and homeotherms, S. Harvey; role of prolactin and placental lactogens in vertebrate growth and development, C.S. Nicoll. Part 2 Insulin, insulin-like growth factors, growth factors: insulin-like growth factors - role in growth and development, T.D. Etherton; non-IGF growth factors that mediate cell proliferation and differentiation, A.L. Johnson; insulin and growth, J.P. McMurtry; pancreatic hormones and metabolism, R.L. Hazelwood; adrenomedullary catecholamines, A. Epple; beta adrenergic agonists and growth, D.H. Beerman; glucocorticoids - metabolism, growth and development, C.B. Schreck; thyroid hormone effects on growth, development and metabolism, A. McNabb and D.B. King; hormones and skeletal growth, S. Hurwitz and M. Pines; hormones involved in regulation of muscle differentiation and growth, G. Goldspink and E. Hansen; hormones and adipose growth, D.J. Flint and R.G. Vernon; endocrine regulation of the growth and development of warm-blood vertebrate embryos and fetuses, R.C. Thommes and J.E. Woods; hormones metamorphosis and smolting, W.W. Dickhoff; manipulation of animal growth, C.G. Scanes and C. Baile; evolution of growth-related hormones and factors - the insulin/insulin-like growth family, C.G. Scanes and Robert M. Campbell.
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