Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Kisspeptin Signaling in Reproductive Biology

Editors: Kauffman, Alexander S., Smith, Jeremy T. (Eds.)

  • Focuses on kisspeptin and its role in reproductive biology
  • Looks at interactions between Kisspeptin and Neurokinin B
  • Reviews model systems for studying kisspeptin signaling
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Kisspeptin has been shown to be both necessary and sufficient for activation of the reproductive axis, during puberty and later in adulthood.  This makes kisspeptin a fundamental component of the reproductive axis. Kisspeptin has been deemed the single most potent stimulator of GnRH neurons yet known.  The importance of kisspeptin has been documented in humans as well as non-human animal models, ranging from monkeys, sheep, and rodents to numerous fish species, thus signifying a highly conserved nature of its reproductive function.  Importantly, kisspeptin neurons seem to mediate many of the regulatory effects of other signals, whether they are metabolic, circadian, hormonal, or stress. This places kisspeptin neurons in a unique position to be key nodal points and conduits for conveying numerous endogenous and exogenous signals to the reproductive axis.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Kisspeptin: Past, Present, and Prologue

    Steiner, Robert A.

    Pages 3-7

  • Structure, Synthesis, and Phylogeny of Kisspeptin and its Receptor

    Kanda, Shinji (et al.)

    Pages 9-26

  • Neuroanatomy of the Kisspeptin Signaling System in Mammals: Comparative and Developmental Aspects

    Lehman, Michael N. (et al.)

    Pages 27-62

  • The Effects of Kisspeptin on Gonadotropin Release in Non-human Mammals

    Abbara, Ali (et al.)

    Pages 63-87

  • Effects of Kisspeptin on Hormone Secretion in Humans

    Chan, Yee-Ming

    Pages 89-112

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kisspeptin Signaling in Reproductive Biology
Editors
  • Alexander S. Kauffman
  • Jeremy T. Smith
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
784
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6199-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6199-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6198-2
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 514
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