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Experimental Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology

ISBN 9781578085187
Published January 2, 2008 by CRC Press
335 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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