Stress: Neuroendocrinology and Neurobiology

Stress: Neuroendocrinology and Neurobiology : Handbook of Stress Series, Volume 2

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Stress: Neuroendocrinology and Neurobiology: Handbook of Stress Series, Volume 2, focuses on neuroendocrinology, the discipline that deals with the way that the brain controls hormonal secretion, and in turn, the way that hormones control the brain. There have been significant advances in our understanding of neuroendocrine molecular and epigenetic mechanisms, especially in the way in which stress-induced hormonal and neurochemical changes affect brain plasticity, neuronal connectivity, and synaptic function.

The book features the topic of epigenetics, and how it enables stress and other external factors to affect genetic transmission and expression without changes in DNA sequence. Integrated closely with new behavioral findings and relevance to human disorders, the concepts and data in this volume offer the reader cutting-edge information on the neuroendocrinology of stress.

Volume 2 is of prime interest to neuroscientists, clinicians, researchers, academics, and graduate students in neuroendocrinology, neuroscience, biomedicine, endocrinology, psychology, psychiatry, and in some areas of the social sciences, including stress and its management in the workplace.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 460 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 27.94mm | 1,470g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 150 illustrations (150 in full color); Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0128021756
  • 9780128021750
  • 1,547,192

Table of contents

Part I. Neuroendocrine Control of the Stress Response

Chapter 1. Stress Neuroendocrinology: Highlights and Controversies

Chapter 2. Limbic Forebrain Modulation of Neuroendocrine Responses to Emotional Stress

Chapter 3. Adrenergic Neurons in the CNS

Chapter 4. Noradrenergic Control of Arousal and Stress

Chapter 5. Evolution and Phylogeny of the Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Family of Peptides

Chapter 6. Corticotropin-Releasing Factor and Urocortin Receptors

Chapter 7. Tracking the Coupling of External Signals to Intracellular Programs Controlling Peptide Synthesis and Release in Hypothalamic Neuroendocrine Neurons

Chapter 8. Neural Circuitry of Stress, Fear, and Anxiety: Focus on Extended Amygdala Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Systems

Chapter 9. Vasopressin as a Stress Hormone

Chapter 10. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

Chapter 11. The Role of MicroRNAs in Stress-Induced Psychopathologies

Chapter 12. Stress Reactions Orchestrate Parasympathetic Functioning and Inflammation Under Diverse Cholinergic Manipulations

Chapter 13. Early Life Stress- and Sex-Dependent Effects on Hippocampal Neurogenesis

Chapter 14. Stress, Alcohol and Epigenetic Transmission

Chapter 15. Stress, Panic, and Central Serotonergic Inhibition

Chapter 16. Neuroendocrinology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Focus on the HPA Axis

Chapter 17. Stress and Major Depression: Neuroendocrine and Biopsychosocial Mechanisms

Chapter 18. Telomeres and Early Life Stress

Part II. Endocrine Systems and Mechanisms in Stress Control

Chapter 19. Stress, Glucocorticoids, and Brain Development in Rodent Models

Chapter 20. Aging and Adrenocortical Factors

Chapter 21. Aldosterone and Mineralocorticoid Receptors

Chapter 22. Androgen Action and Stress

Chapter 23. Angiotensin-Encyclopedia of Stress

Chapter 24. Stress, Angiotensin, and Cognate Receptors

Chapter 25. Annexin A1

Chapter 26. Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Receptor Antagonists

Chapter 27. Antidepressant Actions on Glucocorticoid Receptors

Chapter 28. Lipids and Lipoproteins

Chapter 29. Corticosteroid Receptors

Chapter 30. Glucocorticoid Receptor: Genetics and Epigenetics in Veterans With PTSD

Chapter 31. Stress Effects on Learning and Memory in Humans

Chapter 32. Sex Differences in Chronic Stress: Role of Estradiol in Cognitive Resilience

Chapter 33. Rapid and Slow Effects of Corticosteroid Hormones on Hippocampal Activity

Chapter 34. 11ss-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases

Chapter 35. Stress, Insulin Resistance, and Type 2 Diabetes

Chapter 36. Steroid Hydroxylases

Chapter 37. Manipulating the Brain Corticosteroid Receptor Balance: Focus on Ligands and Modulators

Chapter 38. Stress and the Central Circadian Clock

Chapter 39. Nongenomic Effects of Glucocorticoids: Translation From Physiology to Clinic

Part III. Diurnal, Seasonal, and Ultradian Systems

Chapter 40. Circadian Rhythm Effects on Cardiovascular and Other Stress-Related Events

Chapter 41. Seasonal Variation in Stress Responses

Chapter 42. Seasonal Rhythms

Chapter 43. Ultradian Rhythms
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About George Fink

George Fink is a neuroendocrinologist and neuropharmacologist. He is Professorial Research Fellow at the Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne University at which he is also an Honorary Professor. He is renowned for his research in reproductive neuroendocrinology, the neuroendocrine control of stress, positive and negative hormonal feedback control in neuroendocrine loops, and the effect of sex hormones on central neurotransmission. He was founding editor of the Encyclopedia of Stress (2000) and several other volumes on stress.
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