Calcium-Regulating Hormones and Cardiovascular Function: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Calcium-Regulating Hormones and Cardiovascular Function

1st Edition

By M.F. Crass, III, Louis V. Avioli

CRC Press

352 pages

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Hardback: 9780849386619
pub: 1994-12-27

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This is the first book to exclusively address the actions of calcium-regulating hormones and peptides in the cardiovascular system. With 111 illustrations and 13 tables, this comprehensive volume includes:

  • An extensive and critical review of present knowledge of the structure, synthesis, secretion, metabolism, receptors, signal transduction, and actions on classical target cells of each of the calcium-regulating hormones and peptides

  • Discussions on parathyroid hormone and calcitonin, parathyroid hormone-related protein, parathyroid hypertensive factor, 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D3, calcitonin gene-related peptide, and certain steroid hormones in terms of vascular biology and cardiac function

  • The integrated physiology of calcium-regulating hormones in terms of blood pressure regulation in normotensive and hypertensive settings

  • State-of-the-art electrophysiological techniques used by leading cardiovascular biologists to assess calciotropic hormone effects on calcium channel currents in both vascular smooth muscle and cardiac myocytes

  • Studies on the regulation of hormone and receptor gene expression in the context of possible regulation of local and systemic blood flow and cardiac function by calcium-regulating hormones and peptides
  • Table of Contents

    The Biochemistry and Function of Calciotropic Hormones, R. Civitelli and L.V. Avioli

    Cardiovascular Actions of Parathyroid Hormone, M.F. Crass, III

    The Modulation of Voltage Dependent Ca++ Channels in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells and Ventricular Myocytes by Parathyroid Hormone, E. Karpinski

    Role of the Parathyroid Gland in Experimental Hypertension, A. Gairard, N. Boulebda, F. Pernot, and B. Van Overloop

    Parathyroid Hypertensive Factor-A New Hypertensive Hormone from the Parathyroid Gland, P.K.T. Pang, C.G. Benishin, J. Shan, and R.Z. Lewanczuk

    Local Expression and Action of Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein in the Cardiovascular System, M.A. Thiede and G.A. Nickols

    1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 and Cardiac Muscle Structure and Function, T.D. O'Connell and R.U. Simpson

    Vascular Actions of 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3, R. Bukoski and P.A. Perry

    Sunlight, Vitamin D, and Cardiovasular Disease, R. Scragg.

    Cardiovascular Actions of Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide, D.J. DiPette and J.W. Wimalawansa

    Cardiovascular Actions of Some Steroid Hormones, J. Shan, M. Barbagallo, and P.K.T. Pang

    The Vasculature as an Insulin-Sensitive Tissue: Implications of Insulin and Insulin-Like Growth Factors in Hypertension, Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, and Arterial Smooth Muscle Growth, P.R. Standley, J.L. Ram, and J.R. Sowers

    Calcium-Regulating Hormones and Human Hypertension, L.M. Resnick

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / Cardiology
    MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism