Endocrine Updates

Growth Hormone

Editors: Bengi, Kemal (Ed.)

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Growth Hormone is a fitting addition to the Endocrine Updates Series. The aim of these publications is to provide the clinician with cutting-edge, yet succinct, access to the latest advances in endocrinology. Current interest in this rapidly evolving area of endocrinology makes this a timely and important update. Growth Hormone joins Dr. Fagin's Thyroid Cancer in continuing the standard of excellence as the fourth volume in this series of topical updates.
Shlomo Melmed, MD, Series Editor, Endocrine Updates
Ten years ago, many endocrinologists were still skeptical that growth hormone (GH) played an active role in adult metabolism. This is, perhaps, surprising given that GH deficiency (GHD) in adulthood had been `recognized' as long ago as the 1960s.
During the last ten years studies have shown that GHD in adulthood is a far-reaching syndrome associated with abnormal body composition, reduced bone mineral density with an increased fracture rate, increased cardiovascular morbidity and impaired cardiac function, as well as reduced exercise performance and decreased psychological well-being. Importantly, it is also clear, from placebo-controlled trials, that GH replacement therapy can normalize body composition, increase bone mineral content and improve the cardiovascular risk factor profile. GH replacement therapy also improves cardiac performance and exercise capacity, increases muscle strength and improves well-being and quality of life.
The aim of Growth Hormone is to provide a critical update of current knowledge about adult GHD and the future role of GH/IGF-1 in adult medicine. For this purpose, contributions from a number of research groups have been invited. It is my hope that the book may not only serve as an introduction to the field, but also stimulate further research within this exciting area.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Neuroendocrine Control of Growth Hormone Secretion

    Jansson, John-Olov (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Signal Transduction Through the Growth Hormone Receptor

    Lobie, Peter E.

    Pages 17-35

  • Growth Hormone Binding Proteins

    Baumann, Gerhard

    Pages 37-57

  • Regulation of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I and its Role in Controlling Growth and Metabolism

    Clemmons, David R.

    Pages 59-75

  • The Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF) Binding Proteins (IGFBPS)

    Holly, Jeff M. P. (et al.)

    Pages 77-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Growth Hormone
Editors
  • Kemal Bengi
Series Title
Endocrine Updates
Series Volume
4
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-5163-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5163-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8478-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7351-3
Series ISSN
1566-0729
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 359
Topics