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Sex Hormones

Edited by Raghvendra Dubey

University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland

Sex Hormones not only regulate reproductive function, but they also play a prominent role in the biology and physiology of several organs/tissues and in the pathophysiology of several diseases. During the last two decades, the information on the mechanisms of action of sex hormones, such as estrogens and androgens, has rapidly evolved from the conventional nuclear receptor dependent mechanisms to include additional non-nuclear, non-genomic and receptor-independent mechanisms. This highlights the need to update the current knowledge on sex hormones and their mode of action. Increasing evidence that exogenous/epigenetic factors can influence sex hormone production and action highlights the need to update our knowledge on the mechanisms involved. This book provides a systematic and updated overview of the male/female sex-hormones and their impact in the biology and physiology of various organs. Additionally, the book discusses their positive and negative association with the pathophysiology of various diseases (e.g. osteoporosis, cardiovascular-disease, hypogonadism, reproduction, cancer) and their therapeutic potential.

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Sex HormonesEdited by Raghvendra Dubey

Published: February 8th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1313

ISBN: 978-953-307-856-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6726-6

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

61206 Total Chapter Downloads

17 Crossref Citations

46 Web of Science Citations

56 Dimensions Citations


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1. Sex Hormones and Vascular Function

By Meaghan Bowling, Suzanne Oparil,Fadi Hage, Robert Hilgers and Dongqi Xing


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2. The Role of Sex Hormones in the Cardiovascular System

By Gorazd Drevenšek


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3. Serum Free Testosterone and Estradiol Levels in Perceptual-Verbal and Spatial Abilities;Differences in Sex and Hand Preference

By Üner Tan


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4. Sex Hormones and Infertility

By Iptisam Ipek Muderris and Gokalp Oner


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5. Progesterone in Human Pregnancy and Parturition

By Ylva Vladic Stjernholm


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6. Late - Onset Hypogonadism - New Point of View

By Andrzej Gomuła


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7. Hypogonadism After Childhood Cancer Treatment

By Lorna Zadravec Zaletel, Ljupčo Todorovski and Berta Jereb


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8. Osteoporosis in Men - A Crucial Role of Sex Hormones

By Michał Rabijewski and Lucyna Papierska


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9. Testosterone Deficiency Linked to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

By Sae Chul Kim


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10. Sex Hormones and Bacterial Infections

By Marc Leone, Julien Textoris, Christian Capo and Jean-Louis Mege


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11. The Special Implication of Sex Hormones on Dendritic Cells During Pregnancy

By Sabine E. Segerer and Ulrike Kämmerer


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12. Sex Hormones and Neuromuscular Control System

By Rose Fouladi


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13. Acute and Chronic Testosterone Responses to Physical Exercise and Training

By Eduardo Lusa Cadore and Luiz Fernando Martins Kruel


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14. Hand Grip Strength in Relation to Morphological Measures of Masculinity, Fluctuating Asymmetry and Sexual Behaviour in Males And Females

By Stefan Van Dongen and Ellen Sprengers


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15. Sex Differences in the Developmental Programming of Adult Disease

By Jeffrey S. Gilbert and Christopher T. Banek


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16. WW Domain-Containing Oxidoreductase is a Potential Receptor for Sex Steroid Hormones

By Won-Pei Su, Shu-Hui Chen, Szu-Jung Chen, Pei-Yi Chou, Chun-Cheng Huang and Nan-Shan Chang


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17. Sex Steroids in Insects and the Role of the Endosymbiont Wolbachia:A New Perspective

By Ilaria Negri and Marco Pellecchia


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18. Tissue-Specific Regulation of Sex Hormone Biosynthesis and Metabolism: Novel Aspects on Hormonal Signalling and Maintenance of Cellular Steroid Levels

By Maria Norlin and Kjell Wikvall


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19. Solid State and Thermal Behavior of 17β-Estradiol in Ammonioethyl Methacrylate Ester Copolymer

By Chutima Wiranidchapong


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