Titel: Vitamins and Hormones
Herausgegeben von Gerald Litwack
März 1998 - gebunden - 234 Seiten
First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. In the early days of the Serial, the subjects of vitamins and hormones were quite distinct. Now, new discoveries have proved that several of the vitamins function as hormones and many of the substances inferred by the title of the Serial function in signal transduction processes. Accordingly, the Editor-in-Chief has expanded the scope of the serial to reflect this newer understanding of function-structure relationships in cellular communication. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology and enzyme mechanisms. Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists, and molecular biologists. This 54th volume of Vitamins and Hormones includes reviews that deal with gene regulation and signal transduction relating to nutrition, insulin action, and the steroid receptor gene family. The contributors include leading international authorities.
M.K. Sinha and J.F. Caro, Clinical Aspects of Leptin. W.E.M. Lands, Alcohol, Calories, and Appetite. S.C. Heinrichs, F. Menaghi, and G.F. Koob, Neuropeptide Y-Induced Feeding and Its Control. B.J. Goldstein, P-M. Li, and W. Ding, Regulation of Insulin Action by Protein-Tyrosine Phosphatases. D. Thomas, H.Y. Kim, and M.R. Hanley, Capacitative Calcium Influx. H.N. Sorensen, E. Treuter, and J-A. Gustafsson, Regulation of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors (PPARs). U. Gehring, Steroid Hormone Receptors and Heat Shock Proteins. T.F.J. Martin, Mechanisms of Protein Secretition in Endocrine and Exocrine Cells. Subject Index.
Trained in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dr. Litwack worked on enzymology and the effects of hormones on enzyme systems. Then he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne in Paris. Dr. Litwack's first position was as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Rutgers University in 1954. Six years later, he joined the University of Pennsylvania as associate professor and four years later went to the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, as full professor, eventually becoming Deputy Director of the Institute. In 1991, he accepted the Chair of Pharmacology at Thomas Jefferson University where he is also Deputy Director of the Jefferson Cancer Institute and Associate Director for Basic Science in the Jefferson Cancer Center. Dr. Litwack's work has been in the area of mechanisms of steroid receptor action involving especially the glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors, immunophi.