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Experimental Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology

1st Edition

Edited by C Haldar, M. Singaravel, S.R. Pandi-Perumal

CRC Press

335 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

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

Index

Color Plate Section

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI072000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology