Hormones and the Endocrine System

Textbook of Endocrinology

Authors: Kleine, Bernhard, Rossmanith, Winfried G.

  • Comprehensive overview on the endocrinology of humans and animals with emphasis on hormone biochemistry, hormone physiology, hormone receptors, endocrine organs, regulatory circuit and regulation of endocrine rhythms
  • Short characteristics covering the most important facts are given for all hormones
  • Covers endocrinology of vertebrates as well as of invertebrates
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About this Textbook

This book focuses on hormones, and on how they are produced in very diverse regions of the body in humans and animals. But hormones can be found not only in vertebrates, but also in insects, shellfish, spiders, mollusks, even at the origin of metazoan diversification and exhibit the same pathways of synthesis. The book addresses the different classes of hormones: protein/peptides hormones, steroids and juvenile hormones and hormones like catecholamines, thyroid hormones and melatonin. It also discusses the types of hormone receptors, the majority of which are heptahelical G-protein coupled receptors or nuclear receptors. Particular attention is paid to the organs where hormones are created, with specifics on hormonal production and release, while a dedicated chapter details hormonal regulation from very simple to highly complex schemes. The remarkable kinetics of hormones production are also shown, before the book is rounded out by chapters on evolution in the endocrine system, the genetics of endocrine diseases and doping.

About the authors

Bernhard Kleine studied Chemistry but later on turned to endocrinology and worked as scientist in Winfried Rossmanith´s laboratories at the universities of Ulm and Karlsruhe. He then went into Clinical Research and gained expertise in Drug Supply management, Contract management, SOP training and Clinical database design. Currently he is programming the simulation of clinical study supply to determine feasibility and costs of almost any study.

Winfried Rossmanith is physician and head of the department of the gynecological hospital of the Klinikum Mittelbaden Baden-Baden Balg. He was laboratory leader at the university of Ulm.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kleine, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • History of Hormones and Endocrinology

    Kleine, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 3-8

  • Hormones: Some Definitions

    Kleine, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 11-17

  • Vertebrate Protein and Peptide Hormones

    Kleine, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 19-132

  • Invertebrate Protein and Peptide Hormones

    Kleine, Bernhard (et al.)

    Pages 133-189

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
$69.99 (listprice)
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-15060-4
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
$99.00 (listprice)
price for USA
valid through October 31, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15059-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hormones and the Endocrine System
Book Subtitle
Textbook of Endocrinology
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15060-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15060-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15059-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 437
Number of Illustrations and Tables
173 b/w illustrations, 270 illustrations in colour
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