This book elucidates the role of brain-gut peptides in neuroendocrine regulation for understanding how these peptides interact with the reproductive neuroendocrine axis and for developing novel therapeutic agents for fertility or contraceptive therapies.
Table of Contents
1. Influence of Ovarian Hormones on the Regulation of Luteinizing Hormone and Prolactin Release by Angiotensin II 2. Renin-Angiotensin System in Female Reproductive Organs 3. Renin-Angiotensin System in Male Reproductive Organs 4. Neurohypophyseal Hormones and Reproductive Hormone Secretion 5. Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide: A Neural Modulator of Endocrine Function 6. Reproductive Neuroendocrine Effects of Neuropeptide Y and Related Peptides 7. Opioids and Induction of Ovulation: Mediation by Neuropeptide Y 8. The Role of Neurotensin in Control of Anterior Pituitary Hormone Secretion 9. Galanin: A Potentially Significant Neuroendocrine Modulator 10. Cholecystokinin and Neuroendocrine Secretion 11. Motilin and Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide (GIP)