Tributes to Alexander P. Mowat. Preface; H. Reyes, et al. Section I: Physiological Interactions Between Sex Hormones and the Liver. 1. Synthesis of Sex Hormones; K.D.R. Setchell. 2. The Hypothalamic-Pituitary- Liver Axis: Growth Hormone Controls Liver Sex; P. Tollet, et al. Section II: Effects of Sex Hormones on Liver Cells and Bile Secretion. 3. The Role of Sex Hormones and Hepatic Plasma Membranes in the Pathogenesis of Cholestasis; F.R. Simon. 4. Sex Hormone-Induced Cholestasis; C. Tiribelli, S. Bellentani. 5. Do all Pathways of Cholestasis Lead to the Canaliculus? I.M. Arias. 6. Prolactin and Bile Secretory Function; M. Vore, et al. 7. Regulatory Pathway of Bile Acid Synthesis: Modulation by Steroid Hormones and Cytokines; N.B. Javitt. 8. Progesterone Metabolism in Normal Human Pregnancy and in Patients with Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy; L.J. Meng, et al. Section III: Sex Hormones and Liver Diseases in Childhood. 9. Cholestatic Disorders in Childhood; G. Gregorio, et al. 10. The Liver - the Next Frontier in the Treatment of Patients with Cystic Fibrosis; W.F. Balistreri. 11. Microvesicular Fatty Liver Disorders: Inborn Defects of Mitochondrial Fatty Acid Oxidation? W.R. Treem. 12. Total Parenteral Nutrition-Associated Cholestasis: Infection as the Principal Risk Factor in Infants Beyond the First Month of Life; T.R. Da Silveira. Section IV: Liver Diseases in Pregnancy. 13. Pregnancy in Chronic Liver Disease; R.E. Kirsch, et al. 14. Female Sex Hormones and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis; M. Podda, et al. 15. Pre-eclampsia and the Liver; C.A. Riely. 16. Cholestasis of Pregnancy; J. Ribalta, et al. 17. Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy; S. Sherlock. Section V: Bile Acids as Therapeutic Agents in Liver Diseases Influenced by Sex Hormones. 18. Effects of Ursodeoxycholic Acid in Experimental and Human Cholestasis; A. Stiehl. 19. Possible Mode of Action of Ursodeoxycholic Acid in the Treatment of Cholestatic Liver Diseases; U. Leuschner. 20. Ursodeoxycholic Acid Therapy in Cholestasis of Pregnancy; J. Palma, et al. Section VI: Presentation of Selected Poster Abstracts. Section VII: Biological, Epidemiological and Therapeutical Implications of Sex Hormones on Liver Diseases. 21. Sex Hormones and Liver Tumors; K. Okuda. 22. Pregnancy and Gallstones; J.C. Glasinovic, et al. 23. Hepatobiliary Surgery During Pregnancy; S.M. Strasberg, et al. 24. Pregnancy After Liver Transplantation; V. Balan, J. Rakela. Concluding Remarks; U. Leuschner. Final Comments; H. Reyes. Ode to the Liver. Index.