1st Edition

Advances in Invertebrate (Neuro)Endocrinology (2-volume set) A Collection of Reviews in the Post-Genomic Era

    1055 Pages 36 Color & 51 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    1055 Pages 36 Color & 51 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Advances in Invertebrate (Neuro)Endocrinology: A Collection of Reviews in the Post-Genomic Era (2-volume set) provides an informative series of reviews from expert scientists who are at the forefront of their research into the endocrinology of invertebrates. These two volumes are timely and appropriate in this post-genomic era because of the rapid pace of change brought about by genome projects, functional genomics, and genetics (omics technologies). The volume shows the rich history and strong tradition of cutting-edge research using invertebrates that has opened up our broader understanding of comparative endocrinology and the evolution of regulatory pathways and systems. These reviews set the scene and context for this exciting new era of understanding that has come from this post-genomic revolution.

    This book undertakes the daunting task of covering most of the diverse endocrine systems that exist among invertebrates. The papers in this book will advance our knowledge of invertebrate endocrinology but also of endocrinology in general, making the book will be valuable to researchers and students.

    Volume 1

    1. Cnidarian Peptide Signaling Molecules

    Toshio Takahashi

    2. Sex-Inducing Substances Breakdown Dormancy in Planarian Postembryonic Reproductive Development

    Kiyono Sekii and Kazuya Kobayashi

    3. Fine Tuning of Behaviors through Neuropeptide Signaling in Caenorhabditis elegans

    William G. Bendena and Ian D. Chin-Sang

    4. Annelids Neuro-Endrocrino-Immune Response

    Michel Salzet

    5. Neuropeptide Signalling in Echinoderms: From “Physiologic Activity of Nerve Extracts” to Neuropeptidomics and Beyond

    Maurice R. Elphick

    6. Endocrine Control of Gametogenesis and Spawning in Bivalves

    Makoto Osada and Toshie Matsumoto

    7. Peptidergic Systems in the Pond Snail Lymnaea: From Genes to Hormones and Behavior

    Paul R. Benjamin and Ildikó Kemenes

    8. A Critical Review of Sex Steroid Hormones and the Induction Mechanisms of Imposex in Gastropod Mollusks

    Toshihiro Horiguchi and Yasuhiko Ohta

    9. Hormones May Shape Sexual Behavior in Cephalopods

    Anna Di Cosmo, Marina Paolucci, and Valeria Maselli

    10. Physiological Functions of Gastropod Peptides and Neurotransmitters

    Spencer T. Mukai and Fumihiro Morishita

    11. Ascidian Neuropeptides and Peptide Hormones

    Honoo Satake

    Volume 2

    1. Juvenile Hormone Regulation and Action

    C. Rivera-Pérez et al.

    2. Molecular Functions of Ecdysteroids in Insects

    Naoki Yamanaka and Naoki Okamoto

    3. Adipokinetic Hormone: A Hormone for All Seasons?

    Heather G. Marco and Gerd Gäde

    4. Sex-Related Peptides of Male Insects

    R. E. Isaac and S. Sturm

    5. Endocrine Control of Pupal Diapause in the Cabbage Army Moth Mamestra brassicae

    Akira Mizoguchi

    6. Hormonal Control of Diuresis in Insects

    Ian Orchard and Angela B. Lange

    7. Stayin’ Alive: Endocrinological Stress Responses in Insects

    Atsushi Miyashita and Shelley A. Adamo

    8. Insect GPCRs and Development of Mimetic Analogs of the Insect Kinin, Pyrokinin-Like and Sulfakinin Neuropeptide Classes as Pest Management Tools

    R. J. Nachman


    Saber Saleuddin, PhD, is a University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology, York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    Angela B. Lange, PhD, was Chair of the Department of Biology, Acting Vice-Principal and Dean, and is currently Vice-Dean, Faculty, at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

    Ian Orchard, DSc, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus, Biology, of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    “The postgenomic and transcriptomic era has heralded a fundamental change in our understanding of (neuro)endocrinology of the invertebrates and our advances in understanding many of the diverse and beautifully executed integrative physiologies that are hormonally controlled in diverse phyla. These volumes bring together a collection of reviews from world-leading biologists in an easily accessible and exciting format. Current research has been given prominence, which is excellent. The endocrinology of selected phyla, and those of model genetically tractable organisms are discussed in both historical and contemporary perspectives, highlighting the emerging scenario of the evolution of related neuropeptide families, which have undergone a quite remarkable diversification of function. The first volume deals with the neuroendocrinology of selected protostome and deuterostome phyla, whilst the second deals exclusively with endocrinology and neuroendocrinology of the arthropods—this arrangement works well! Each chapter concludes with a “perspective” that highlights potentially interesting and important future research areas. These two volumes will appeal to a wide audience, from advanced graduate and postgraduate students, who will benefit from the clear and well-structured content, to advanced endocrinologists and neuroscientists interested in current research.”
    —Simon G. Webster, Professor, School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, UK


    "This comprehensive two-volume collection highlights recent progress in the neuroendocrinology of invertebrate organisms, providing a strong foundation for science students as well as academic and government researchers. Professors Saleuddin, Lange, and Orchard have done a superb job in securing extensive contributions from world leaders in the field whose research specializes on the neuroendocrinology of invertebrate model organisms. This set provides an excellent reference text useful for general readers interested in learning about invertebrate neuroendocrinology as well as for advanced scientists working in this specific research realm. A full volume each is dedicated to arthropods and non-arthropod species delivering wide ranging insights and perspectives for comparative endocrinologists and other researchers."

    — Jean-Paul V. Paluzzi, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, York University