Encyclopedia of Hormones, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080547923
  • ISBN-13: 9780080547923
  • DDC: 571.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2154 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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Encyclopedia of Hormones is a comprehensive reference work on hormones in vertebrate, invertebrate, and plant systems. It covers all aspects of hormones: their chemical structure and biological synthesis; the major physiological systems in which they operate; the cellular and subcellular site of their action; the nature of the signal transduction mechanisms used in the hormone's action; and the biological consequences of an excess or deficiency of the hormone.

Each contributor is an expert in his or her field. The 300 articles that comprise this encyclopedia each begins with a glossary of key terms that are compiled into a complete glossary for the entire work. Additionally, every entry includes 10-15 recent references to provide the reader with an entry into the scientific literature.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents by Subject Area.
Editor Biographies.
Guide to Using the Encyclopedia.
1: Abscisic Acid.
2: Activating and Inactivating Receptor Mutations.
3: Activin Receptor Signaling.
4: Activins.
5: Adipokinetic Hormones and Carbohydrate Metabolism.
6: Adipokinetic Hormones and Lipid Mobilization.
7: Adipokinetic Hormones: Structure and Biosynthesis.
8: Adrenal Cortex Role in Medullary Synthesis of PNMT.
9: Adrenocorticosteroids and Cancer.
10: Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH) and Other Proopiomelanocortin (POMC) Peptides.
11: Amino Acid and Nitric Oxide Control of the Anterior Pituitary.
12: Amphiregulin.
13: Androgen Effects in Mammals.
14: Androgen Receptor Crosstalk with Cell Signaling Pathways.
15: Androgen Receptor-Related Pathology.
16: Androgen Receptors and Prostate Cancer.
17: Androgen Receptor Structure and Function.
18: Androgens: Pharmacological Use and Abuse.
19: Angiogenesis.
20: Angiotensins.
21: Angiotensin II Receptor Signaling.
22: Anti-Inflammatory Actions of Glucocorticoids.
23: Anti-Müllerian Hormone.
24: Apoptosis.
25: Apoptosis Gene Knockouts.
26: Apoptosis, Glucocorticoid-Induced.
27: Appetite Regulation, Neuronal Control.
28: Aromatase and Estrogen Insufficiency.
29: Auxin.
30: Bombesin-like Peptides.
31: Bone Morphogenetic Proteins.
32: Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor.
33: Brassinosteroids.
34: Calcitonin.
35: Calcium Signaling.
36: Calmodulin.
37: Cancer Cells and Progrowth/Prosurvival Signaling.
38: CC, C, and CX3C Chemokines1.
39: Cholecystokinin (CCK).
40: Co-activators and Corepressors for the Nuclear Receptor Superfamily.
41: Colony-Stimulating Factor-1 (CSF-1).
42: Corpus Luteum: Regression and Rescue.
43: Corpus Luteum in Primates.
44: Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH).
45: Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Pharmacology.
46: Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Receptor Signaling.
47: Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone, Stress, and the Immune System.
48: Cripto.
49: Crosstalk of Nuclear Hormone Receptors with STAT Factors.
50: Crustacean Endocrine Systems.
51: CXC Chemokines.
52: Cytokines and Anterior Pituitary Function.
53: Cytokinins.
54: Decidualization.
55: Defensins.
56: Deiodinases.
57: Diabetes Type 1 (Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus).
58: Diabetes Type 2 (Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus).
59: Dihydrotestosterone, Active Androgen Metabolites and Related Pathology.
60: Diuretic Hormones and the Regulation of Water Balance in Insects.
61: Drosophila Neuropeptides.
62: Eating Disorders.
63: Ecdysone Action in Insect Development.
64: Ecdysone Secretion in Lepidopteran Insects.
65: Ecdysteroid Action in Insect Reproduction.
66: Ecdysteroidogenic Pathway.
67: Ecdysteroid Receptors (EcR/USP).
68: Ecdysteroids, Overview.
69: Effectors.
70: Eicosanoids.
71: Endocrine Rhythms: Generation, Regulation, and Integration.
72: Endometrial Remodeling.
73: Endometriosis.
74: Environmental Disruptors of Sex Hormone Action.
75: Environmental Disrupters of Thyroid Hormone Action.
76: Ephrins and Their Receptors.
77: Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Family.
78: Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) Receptor Signaling.
79: Eplerenone, Pharmacological Effects of.
80: Erythropoietin, Biochemistry of.
81: Erythropoietin, Genetics of.
82: Estrogen and Progesterone Receptors in Breast Cancer.
83: Estrogen and Spermatogenesis.
84: Estrogen in the Male: Nature, Sources, and Biological Effects.
85: Estrogen Receptor (ER) Actions through Other Transcription Factor Sites.
86: Estrogen Receptor-α Structure and Function.
87: Estrogen Receptor-β Structure and Function.
88: Estrogen Receptor Biology and Lessons from Knockout Mice.
89: Estrogen Receptor Crosstalk with Cellular Signaling Pathways.
90: Ethylene.
91: Extracellular Matrix and Follicle Development.
92: Fecundity Genes.
93: Flt3 Ligand.
94: Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH).
95: Folliculogenesis.
96: Folliculogenesis, Early.
97: Follitropin (Follicle-Stimulating Hormone) Receptor Signaling.