Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles by Shlomo MelmedEndocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles by Shlomo Melmed

Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical Principles

byShlomo Melmed

Paperback | November 5, 2010

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Maintaining the original goal of the first edition to integrate the basic science of endocrinology with its physiological and clinical principles, this new edition succinctly summarizes in 450 pages the latest findings on hormone secretion and hormone action, as well as all the most recent insights into the physiology and pathophysiology of hormonal disorders. Coverage extends across the entire spectrum of endocrinology-from mammalian cells, plants, and insects to animal models and human diseases-with much increased coverage of diabetes and metabolism. Highlights include cutting-edge discussions of appetite disorders, obesity, reproductive failure, control of thyroid function, hormone action in man and the lower species, and the mechanisms subserving hormone secretion.
Title:Endocrinology: Basic and Clinical PrinciplesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pagesPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617375624

ISBN - 13:9781617375620

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Table of Contents

Part I. IntroductionIntroduction to EndocrinologyP. Michael ConnPart II. Hormone Secretion and ActionReceptors: Molecular Mediators of Hormone ActionKelly E. MayoSecond-Messenger Systems and Signal Transduction MechanismsEliot R. SpindelSteroid HormonesDerek Henley, Jonathan Lindzey, and Kenneth S. KorachPlasma Membrane Receptors for Steroid Hormones in Cell Signaling and Nuclear FunctionRichard J. Pietras and Clara M. SzegoGrowth FactorsDerek LeRoith and William L. Lowe Jr.Prostaglandins and Leukotrienes: Locally Acting AgentsJohn A. McCrackenThe Neuroendocrine-Immune InterfaceMichael S. Harbuz and Stafford L. LightmanPart III. Insects/Plants/ComparativeInsect HormonesLawrence I. GilbertPhytohormones and Signal Transduction Pathways in PlantsWilliam Teale, Ivan Paponov, Olaf Tietz, and Klaus PalmeComparative EndocrinologyFredrick StormshakPart IV. Hypothalamic-PituitaryHypothalamic Hormones: GnRH, TRH, GHRH, SRIF, CRH, and DopamineConstantine A. Stratakis and George P. ChrousosAnterior Pituitary HormonesIlan Shimon and Shlomo MelmedPosterior Pituitary HormonesDaniel G. BichetEndocrine Disease: Value for Understanding Hormonal ActionsAnthony P. Heaney and Glenn D. BraunsteinThe Pineal Hormone (Melatonin)Irina V. Zhdanova and Richard J. WurtmanThyroid Hormones (T4, T3)Takahiko Kogai and Gregory A. BrentCalcium-Regulating Hormones: Vitamin D and Parathyroid HormoneGeoffrey N. HendyOncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes in Tumorigenesis of the Endocrine SystemAnthony P. Heaney and Shlomo MelmedInsulin Secretion and ActionRun Yu, Hongxiang Hui, and Shlomo MelmedCardiovascular HormonesWillis K. Samson and Meghan M. TaylorAdrenal Medulla (Catecholamines and Peptides)William J. RaumHormones of the KidneyMasashi Mukoyama and Kazuwa NakaoReproduction and FertilityNeena B. SchwartzEndocrinology of Fat, Metabolism, and AppetiteRachel L. Batterham and Michael A. CowleyEndocrinology of the OvaryDenis Magoffin, Ashim Kumar, Bulent Yildiz, and Ricardo AzzizThe TestisAmiya Sinha Hikim, Ronald S. Swerdloff, and Christina WangEndocrinology of AgingSteven W. J. LambertsIndex

Editorial Reviews

"...a valuable new endocrinology text...creates a new niche between basic endocrinology monographs and encyclopedic clinical endocrinology and metabolism texts...highly recommend[ed]...Conn & Melmed have successfully created a new genre of endocrinology text." -Endocrine News From Reviews of the First Edition..."....plenty of the kind of...science that keeps medical students on the edge of their seats during lectures." -Lancet "...recommend[ed]...to clinicians who wish to understand progress in endocrine science and to students approaching endocrinology as a scientific discipline." -Molecular Medicine"...an...excellent base for a clinician interested in endocrinology." -New England Journal of Medicine "...a superb book for graduate students in physiology or molecular biology who are taking a course or are pursuing research in endocrinology and wish to broaden their knowledge of this field...highly recommend[ed]...as a current general reference in endocrinology..." -Quarterly Review of Biology "...succeeds best in its stated aim of integrating scientific and clinical principles...The reader is comfortably led from the bench to, but not beyond, the bedside of clinical practice...recommend[ed]...to clinicians..." -Trends in Molecular Medicine"...provides recent information on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of hormone action that explains endocrine disease. For the beginning endocrine student or physician/scientist wanting to gain a quick insight into...specific aspects of endocrine function, this is an ideal text." -Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism