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Title Experimental endocrinology and reproductive biology / editors, Chandana Haldar [and others].
Imprint Enfield (NH) : Science Publishers, ©2008.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 321 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Endocrinology.
Reproduction -- Endocrine aspects.
Endocrine System -- physiology.
Gonads -- enzymology.
Melatonin -- physiology.
Physiology, Comparative.
Reproduction.
Contents Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; SECTION : I-Experimental Endocrinology; 1. Melatonin: New Aspects of its Protective Actions and Novel Metabolites; Abstract; INTRODUCTION; TISSUE MELATONIN; INDIRECT ANTIOXIDANT EFFECTS OF MELATONIN, AN EXTENDED FIELD; MITOCHONDRIAL EFFECTS; NEW METABOLITES FROM INTERACTIONS OF AMK AND REACTIVE NITROGEN SPECIES; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; 2. Gastointestinal Melatonin-30 Years of Research; Abstract; INTRODUCTION; Localization of GIT Melatonin; Is GIT Melatonin Synthesized in the Digestive Tract or is it of Pineal Origin?
Comparison between Gastrointestinal and Pineal Gland MelatoninMelatonin Binding and its Physiological Functions; Melatonin, Food Intake and Digestion; Melatonin in Digestive Glands and the Hepatobiliary System; Clinical Relevance of Melatonin in the Tubular GIT; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; 3. Studies on the Sympathetic Nervous Regulation of Innate Immunity; Abstract; INTRODUCTION; THE SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM AS REGULATOR OF DC FUNCTIONS; Effect of NE on Migration and Antigen Presenting Ability of DCs; Discrete Adrenergic Influence on TLR-dependent DCs Activation; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES.
4. Regulation and Synthesis of Maturation Inducing Hormone in FishesAbstract; INTRODUCTION; REGULATION OF GONADAL MATURATION; MATURATION INDUCING STEROIDS (MIS); STEROID LEVELS IN THE BLOOD; Vitellogenic Phase; Post-vitellogenic Phase; IN VITRO STUDIES; STEROID SYNTHESIS; MIS RECEPTORS; MATURATION INDUCTION IN MALES; MOLECULAR ASPECTS OF MATURATION; CONCLUSION; ACKNOWLEDGEMENT; REFERENCES; 5. Melatonin Inhibition of Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone-induced Calcium Signaling and Hormone Secretion in Neonatal Pituitary Gonadotrophs; Abstract; INTRODUCTION; GnRH SIGNALING.
GnRH-induced Calcium OscillationsGnRH-induced Current and Voltage Oscillations; Critical Features of Intracellular GnRH Signaling in Neonatal Gonadotrophs; MELATONIN RECEPTORS; Localization of Melatonin Receptors in Reproductive Neuroendocrine Axis; Melatonin Receptor Subtypes; Signaling Pathways; Ligand Binding to Melatonin Receptors; Melatonin Interaction with GnRH in Neonatal Pituitary Gonadotrophs; DEVELOPMENTAL CHANGES IN ANTERIOR PITUITARY; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; SECTION : II-Reproductive Biology and Clinical Endocrinology.
1. Roles of Melatonin in Photoperiodic Gonadal Response of BirdsAbstract; INTRODUCTION; Photoperiodic Responses; Control of Melatonin Secretion; Roles of Melatonin in Photoperiodic Responses; Melatonin and Photoperiodic Gonadal Response in Birds; Target Site of Melatonin in Photoperiodic Gonadal Response; Deep Brain Photoreceptor Cell and Cerebrospinal Fluid; Storage of Photoperiodic Information in Circadian System; Photoperiodic Time Measurement and Mediobasal Hypothalamus; CONCLUSION; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES.
Summary 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.
Other Author Haldar, Chandana.
Other Title Print version: Experimental endocrinology and reproductive biology. Enfield (NH) : Science Publishers, ©2008 9781578085187 1578085187