Pheromones, 1st Edition

Pheromones, 1st Edition,Gerald Litwack,ISBN9780123815163

Vitamins and Hormones

G Litwack   

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*Longest running series published by Academic Press
*Contributions by leading international authorities


First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. 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. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.

This volume focuses on insulin and IGFs.


Researchers, faculty, and graduate students interested in cutting-edge review concerning the molecular and cellular biology of vitamins, hormones, and related factors and co-factors. Libraries and laboratories at institutes with strong programs in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, hormone control, and signal transduction are likely to be interested.

Gerald Litwack

Following a liberal arts education with a major in chemistry and biology at Hobart College, Gerald (Gerry) Litwack earned M.S. and PhD degrees in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he served as a Lecturer in Enzymology before starting a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne in Paris. His first academic position was assistant professor of biochemistry at Rutgers University where he started his work on hormone action for six years. During this period, he did a sabbatical at the University of California, Berkeley, where he concentrated on rapid enzyme kinetics. In 1960 he accepted an offer of an associate professorship at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. In 1964, he was invited to be full professor of biochemistry at The Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology at Temple Medical School, simultaneously with a Career Development Award from the NIH, where he later was named Deputy Director of the Institute and the Laura H. Carnell Professor in biochemistry. Subsequently, he was given the Faculty Research Award. He co-discovered ligandin, later found to be in the family of glutathione S-transferases, enzymes that protect the body from carcinogens. In 1991, he moved to the Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University as Professor of Biochemistry, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Deputy Director of the Kimmel Cancer Research Institute. Later, he became chair of the combined Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and concurrently held the position of Vice Dean for Research. In 2003, he moved to Los Angeles and from 2004-2006 was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the Department of Biological Chemistry of the Geffen School of Medicine and, in this period, wrote “Human Biochemistry and Disease” a volume of 1254 pages. In 2007, he moved to Scranton, Pennsylvania, as Founding Chair of Basic Sciences and Acting Associate Dean for Research to start a new medical school, The Commonwealth Medical College. Having completing his mission in 2010, he moved to The Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Texas A & M Health Science Center, as Professor of Biochemistry and Associate Director. Currently, he is retired and lives in North Hollywood, California, where he continues as an author and as Series Editor of Vitamins and Hormones. He is involved in writing another textbook and has written a first novel, “One-Eighty”.

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Pheromones, 1st Edition

1 Functional Neuronal Processing of Human Body Odors

Johan N. Lundström & Mats J. Olsson

2 Female Perception of Male Body Odor

Dr. Mark J. T. Sergeant

3 Current issues in the study of androstenes in human chemosignalling

Jan Havlicek, Alice K. Murray, Tamsin K. Saxton & S. Craig Roberts

4 Mammary odor cues and pheromones: Mammalian infant-directed communication about maternal state, mammae, and milk

Benoist Schaal

5 Exposure to female pheromones during pregnancy causes postpartum anxiety in mice

Caroline M. Larsen, David R. Grattan

6. Major Urinary Protein Regulation of Chemical Communication and Nutrient Metabolism

Yingjiang Zhou and Liangyou Rui

7. Chemosensory Function of the Amygdala

Nicolás Gutiérrez-Castellanos, Alino Martínez-Marcos, Fernando Martínez-García, Enrique Lanuza

8. TRPC Channels In Pheromone Sensing

Kirill Kiselyov, Damian B. van Rossum , and Randen L. Patterson

9. Alarm pheromones-Chemical signaling in response to danger

François J. Verheggen* ; Eric Haubruge ; Mark C. Mescher

10. Odorant Binding Proteins in Insects

Jiang-Jing Zhou

11. Drosophila CheB proteins Involved in Gustatory Detection of Pheromones are Related to a Human Neurodegeneration Factor

Claudio W. Pikielny

12. Volatile signals during pregnancy.

Stefano Vaglio

13. Olfactory Sensitivity: Functioning in Schizophrenia and Implications for Understanding the Nature and Progression of Psychosis

Warrick J. Brewer & Christos Pantelis

14. Olfactory systems in mate recognition and sexual behaviour

Matthieu Keller, Delphine Pillon & Julie Bakker

15. Communication By Olfactory Signals In Rabbits: Its Role In Reproduction

Angel I. Melo* and Gabriela González-Mariscal

16. Chemical Communication And Reproduction In The Gray Short-Tailed Opossum (Monodelphis domestica)

John D. Harder and Leslie M. Jackson

17. Pheromones in a superorganism: from gene to social regulation

Alaux C., Maisonnasse A. & Le Conte Y.

18. Unraveling the pheromone biosynthesis activating neuropeptide (PBAN) signal transduction cascade that regulates sex pheromone production in moths

Shogo Matsumoto, Atsushi Ohnishi , Jae Min Lee , and J. Joe Hull

19. Pheromones In Social Wasps

Bruschini Claudia, Cervo Rita, Turillazzi Stefano

20. New Pheromones and Insect Control Strategies

Gadi V.P. Reddy and Angel Guerrero

21. Pheromones and Exocrine Glands In Isoptera

Ana Maria Costa-Leonardo*, Ives Haifig

22. Aphid Pheromones

Sarah Y. Dewhirst, John A. Pickett and Jim Hardie

23. Methyl Eugenol, Cue-Lure and Fruit Flies

Roger I. Vargas, Todd E. Shelly, Luc Leblanc and Jaime C. Piñero

24. Oviposition Pheromones in Haematophagous Insects

T. Seenivasagan and R. Vijayaraghavan


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