Proteins and Cell Regulation

Nuclear Receptors

Current Concepts and Future Challenges

Editors: Bunce, Chris M., Campbell, Moray J. (Eds.)

  • Covers the biology of nuclear receptors
  • Offers up to date reviews of diverse aspects of nuclear receptor biology
  • Includes contributions from authors of major standing in the nuclear receptor field
  • Provides an outstanding reference book for new and established Nuclear Receptor researchers
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About this book

In 1890 a case of myxedema was treated in Lisbon by the implantation of a sheep thyroid gland with the immediate improvement in the patient’s condition. A few years later, medications for the then ill-explained condition of the menopause included tablets made from cow ovaries. In the first quarter of the 20th century the identification of vitamin D, and its sunlight driven production in skin, paved the way to the elimination of rickets as a major medical problem. Twenty years or so later, Sir Vincent Wigglesworth established the endocrine basis of developmental moulting in insects, arguably the most commonly performed animal behaviour on Planet Earth. A paradigm that would unify these disparate observations arose between 1985 and 1987 beginning with the identification of the glucocorticoid receptor and the nuclear receptor super-family. What follows is a timely and positive manifestation of the capacity, productivity and value of international human scientific endeavour. Based on intrigue, lively competition and cooperation a global effort has rapidly fostered a school of biology with widespread ramifications for the understanding of metazoan animals, the human condition and the state of the planet. This book is the first this century to try and capture the spirit of this endeavour, to depict where the field is now and to identify some of the challenges and opportunities for the future.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Nuclear Receptors an Introductory Overview

    Bunce, Chris M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • What does Evolution Teach us about Nuclear Receptors?

    Markov, Gabriel (et al.)

    Pages 15-29

  • Functions of Nuclear Receptors in Insect Development

    MartÍn, David

    Pages 31-61

  • The Glucocorticoid Receptor

    Oakley, Robert H. (et al.)

    Pages 63-89

  • Estrogen Receptors: Their Actions and Functional Roles in Health and Disease

    Nilsson, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 91-141

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eBook $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3173-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nuclear Receptors
Book Subtitle
Current Concepts and Future Challenges
Editors
  • Chris M. Bunce
  • Moray J. Campbell
Series Title
Proteins and Cell Regulation
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3303-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3303-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3302-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3173-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 458
Topics