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Incretins and Insulin Secretion, 1st Edition

 
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Vitamins and Hormones

G Litwack   

Academic Press

9780123815170

9780123815347

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229 X 152

Cutting-edge review concerning the molecular and cellular biology of vitamins and hormones

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Key Features

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

Description

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.

Readership

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”.

Affiliations and Expertise

Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, California, USA

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Incretins and Insulin Secretion, 1st Edition

MITOCHONDRIAL RESPIRATORY STRESS INDUCED METABOLIC SWITCH AND ACTIVATION OF IGF-1 RECEPTOR PATHWAY - Narayan Avadhani

GLUCOSE TRANSPORTER-4 REGULATING PROTEIN - Jonathan S Bogan and Bradley Rubin

IL-6 AND INSULIN RESISTANCE - Jie Chen

INTERACTION OF INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-II AND IGF-2R/CATION-INDEPENDENT MANNOSE-6-PHOSPHATE RECEPTOR: MECHANISM AND BIOLOGICAL OUTCOME - Briony E Forbes, James Brown & E. Yvonne Jones

cABL AND INSULIN RECEPTOR SIGNALING - Francesco Frasca

COMPARISON OF THE IGF-1 RECEPTOR AND THE INSULIN RECEPTOR - Thomas P.J. Garrett

CXCL14 AND INSULIN ACTION - Takahito Hara & Yuki Nakayama

MOLECULAR MECHANISM OF INSULIN RECEPTOR ACTIVATION - Maja Jensen and Pierre De Meyts

IRS PHOSPHORYLATION AND REGULATION - Feng Liu and Xianjian Sun

INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR-2/MANNOSE-6-PHOSPHATE RECEPTORS - Louis M. Luttrell & Heshem Ei-Shewy

GLUT4 RELEASE BY INSULIN - Cynthia Corley Mastick

GLUCOSE-DEPENDENT INSULINOTROPIC POLYPEPTIDE (GASTRIN INHIBITORY POLYPEPTIDE; GIP) - Christopher McIntosh

INTERACTIONS OF INSULIN AND GROWTH HORMONE - Joseph L Messina and Jie Xu

MICROTUBULES AND INSULIN SIGNALING - Ann Louise Olson & Craig Eyster

INSULIN GRANULE BIOGENESIS, TRAFFICKING AND FUNCTION - Jeffrey E. Pessin & June Hou

GLUCOSE REGULATION OF THE LIFE AND FUNCTION OF BETA CELLS - Daniel Pipeleers

RETINAL INSULIN RECEPTOR - Raju VS Rajala

INHIBITION OF MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASES AND PRESERVATION OF BETA CELL MASS IN TYPE I DIABETES - Alex Y. Strongin

INSULIN DEGRADING ENZYME - Wei-Jen Tang

INSULIN AND PHOSPHATIDYLINOSITOL 3,4,5-TRISPHOSPHATE OSCILLATIONS - Anders Tengholm

NUTRITION AND INSULIN SECRETION - Nimbe Torres

INSULIN-LIKE ANALOGS - John D. Wade

INSULIN STRUCTURE - Michael A. Weiss

IGF-1 AND ANDROGEN RECEPTOR - Toshihiko Yanase

IRS-2 AND ITS INVOLVEMENT IN AGING AND DIABETES - Jiandi Zhang

IRS PROTEIN KINASES AS REGULATORS OF INSULIN ACTION AND INSULIN RESISTANCE - Yehiel Zick
 
 
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