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Update on Mechanisms of Hormone Action

Focus on Metabolism, Growth and Reproduction

Edited by Gianluca Aimaretti

University of Eastern Piedmont Amadeo Avogadro, Italy


The purpose of the present volume is to focus on more recent aspects of the complex regulation of hormonal action, in particular in 3 different hot fields: metabolism, growth and reproduction. Modern approaches to the physiology and pathology of endocrine glands are based on cellular and molecular investigation of genes, peptide, hormones, protein cascade at different levels. In all of the chapters in the book all, or at least some, of these aspects are described in order to increase the endocrine knowledge.

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Update on Mechanisms of Hormone ActionFocus on Metabolism, Growth and ReproductionEdited by Gianluca Aimaretti

Published: October 26th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1015

ISBN: 978-953-307-341-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6531-6

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

70746 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

17 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Gut Peptide Hormone Family, Motilin and Ghrelin

By Ichiro Sakata and Takafumi Sakai


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2. Functions of Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease

By Francisca Lago, Rodolfo Gómez, Javier Conde, Morena Scotece, Carlos Dieguez and Oreste Gualillo


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3. Glucokinase as a Glucose Sensor in Hypothalamus - Regulation by Orexigenic and Anorexigenic Peptides

By Carmen Sanz, Isabel Roncero, Elvira Alvarez, Verónica Hurtado and Enrique Blázquez


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4. ‘Exercise-Eating Linkage’ Mediated by Neuro-Endocrine Axis and the Relevance in Regulation of Appetite and Energy Balance for Prevention of Obesity

By Takahiro Yoshikawa


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5. Estrogen Receptors in Glucose Homeostasis

By Malin Hedengran Faulds and Karin Dahlman-Wright


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6. Expression of Neuropeptide Y of GIFT Tilapia (Oreochromis sp.) in Yeast Pichia Pastoris and Its Stimulatory Effects on Food Intake and Growth

By Guangzhong Wang, Caiyun Sun, Haoran Lin and Wensheng Li


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7. Hormones and Metabolism in Poultry

By Colin G. Scanes


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8. Metabolic Control Targets for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes in Clinical Practice

By María Gloria Baena-Nieto, Cristina López-Tinoco, Jose Ortego-Rojo and Manuel Aguilar-Diosdado


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9. Generation of Insulin Producing Cells for the Treatment of Diabetes

By Guo Cai Huang and Min Zhao


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10. GH-IGF-IGFBP Axis and Metabolic Profile in Short Children Born Small for Gestational Age

By Daniëlle C.M. van der Kaay and Anita C.S. Hokken-Koelega


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11. Failure to Thrive: Overview of Diagnosis and Management

By Ayse Pinar Cemeroglu, Lora Kleis and Beth Robinson-Wolfe


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12. Hormonal Regulation of Circadian Pacemaker in Ovary and Uterus

By Masa-aki Hattori


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13. Role of Leptin in the Reproduction and Metabolism: Focus on Regulation by Seasonality in Animals

By Malgorzata Szczesna and Dorota A. Zieba


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14. Attenuin: What It Is, How It Works and What It Does

By Ana Gordon, José C. Garrido-Gracia, Rafaela Aguilar, Carmina Bellido, Juana Martín de las Mulas and José E. Sánchez-Criado


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15. Calcitonin Functions Both as a Hypocalcemic Hormone and Stimulator of Steroid Production and Oocyte Maturation in Ovarian Follicles of Common Carp, Cyprinus carpio

By Dilip Mukherjee, Sourav Kundu, Kousik Pramanick, Sudipta Paul and Buddhadev Mallick


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16. Ascidians: New Model Organisms for Reproductive Endocrinology

By Honoo Satake, Tsuyoshi Kawada, Masato Aoyama, Toshio Sekiguchi and Tsubasa Sakai


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17. Estrogen Receptors in Leukocytes - Possible Impact on Inflammatory Processes in the Female Reproductive System

By Chellakkan Selvanesan Blesson


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18. Physiological Relevance of Pregnanolone Isomers and Their Polar Conjugates with Respect to the Gender, Menstrual Cycle and Pregnancy

By Martin Hill, Antonín Pařízek, Radmila Kancheva, David Cibula, Nikolaj Madzarov and Luboslav Stárka


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19. Menstrual Cycle Disturbances at Reproductive Age

By Skałba Piotr


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20. Primary and Secondary Amenorrhea

By Valentina Chiavaroli, Ebe D’Adamo, Laura Diesse, Tommaso de Giorgis, Francesco Chiarelli and Angelika Mohn


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21. The Management of Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

By Aytul Corbacioglu


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