1st Edition

Experimental Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology

Edited By C Haldar, M. Singaravel, S.R. Pandi-Perumal Copyright 2008
    335 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Significant advances have been made in Endocrinology relating to developmental biology, environmental physiology, chronobiology, photobiology, reproductive biology, circulatory and digestive physiology, molecular biology, metabolic physiology, clinical and medical biology, etc. Comparative points of view have also accelerated the advancement of endocrinology. This book covers various topics of endocrinology from comparative, experimental, developmental, reproductive and clinical endocrine aspects. Another important feature of this book is that more than half the chapters are described in relation to the function of melatonin and the structure of the pineal organ. These trials of this book are reasonable and timely. Melatonin physiology has been reviewed from several points of view such as antioxidant and scavenger of hydroxyl radical, circadian clock and photoperiodic gonadal response including photoreceptor system, and development of vertebrates.

    SECTION I: Experimental Endocrinology
    1. Melatonin: New Aspects of its Protective
    Actions and Novel Metabolites
    R. Hardeland and B. Poeggeler
    2. Gastrointestinal Melatonin – 30 Years of Research
    G.A. Bubenik
    3. Studies on the Sympathetic Nervous Regulation
    of Innate Immunity
    Georges J.M. Maestroni
    4. Regulation and Synthesis of Maturation
    Inducing Hormone in Fishes
    R.M. Inbaraj and Hanna Rosenfeld
    5. Melatonin Inhibition of Gonadotropin-releasing
    Hormone-induced Calcium Signaling and Hormone
    Secretion in Neonatal Pituitary Gonadotrophs
    Hana Zemkova, Ales Balik and Petr Mazna
    SECTION II: Reproductive Biology and Clinical Endocrinology
    1. Roles of Melatonin in Photoperiodic Gonadal
    Response of Birds
    Tomoko Yoshikawa, Masayuki Iigo, Toshiyuki Okano and
    Yoshitaka Fukada
    2. The Role of Prenatal Androgen Excess on the Development
    of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    Agathocles Tsatsoulis and Nectaria Xita
    3. Effects of Antidiabetic Drugs on Reproductive System,
    Life Span and Tumor Development
    Vladimir N. Anisimov
    4. Obesity and Male Infertility
    Ahmad Hammoud and Douglas T. Carrel
    5. Melatonin and Induction and/or Growth of
    Experimental Tumors
    Michal Karasek
    SECTION III: Developmental Endocrinology
    1. Melatonin and its Role in Avian Embryogenesis
    Skwarlo-Sonta Krystyna, Oblap Ruslan, Majewski Pawel, Stepinska
    Urszula, Baranska Anna and Olszanska Bozenna
    2. Early Avian Development: Molecular Aspects
    Boz◊enna Olszan_ska
    3. Melatonin in Anuran Development and Metamorphosis
    M.L. Wright, T.A. Shea, R.F. Visconti, B.L. Ramah, L.L. Francisco,
    J.L. Scott and A.L. Wickett
    4. Development and Regeneration of the Vertebrate Retina:
    Role of Tissue Interaction and Signaling Molecules
    on the Retinal Fate Determination and
    RPE Transdifferentiation
    Masasuke Araki
    SECTION IV: Endocrine Physiology
    1. Comparative Aspects of the Mammalian Pineal
    Gland Ultrastructure
    Michal Karasek and Anna Zielinska
    2. The Ultimobranchial Gland in Poikilotherms:
    Morphological and Functional Aspects
    Ajai Kumar Srivastav, Seema Yadav, Sunil Kumar Srivastav
    and Nobuo Suzuki
    3. Melatonin and Immunomodulation: Involvement
    of the Neuro-endocrine Network
    C. Haldar, S.S. Singh, S. Rai, K. Skwarlo-Sonta, J. Pawlak and
    M. Singaravel
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    Haldar, C ; Singaravel, M.; Pandi-Perumal, S.R.