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.
Table of Contents
1. Cnidarian Peptide Signaling Molecules
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
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
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
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.