Adiponectin, 1st Edition

Adiponectin, 1st Edition,Gerald Litwack,ISBN9780123983138

Vitamins and Hormones

G Litwack   

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First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press.

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.


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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Adiponectin, 1st Edition

  1. Lifestyle Factors Increasing Adiponectin Synthesis and Secretion
  2. Justine M. Tishinsky, David J. Dyck, Lindsay E. Robinson

  3. Molecular Tools to Characterize Adiponectin Activity
  4. Cathleen Juhl and Annette G. Beck-Sickinger

  5. Nutritional and Hormonal Modulation of Adiponectin and Its Receptors AdipoR1 and AdipoR2
  6. Cristiane de Oliveira, Ana Barbosa Marcondes de Mattos, Carolina Biz Rodrigues Silva, João Felipe Mota, Juliane Costa Silva Zemdegs

  7. Regulation and Function of Adiponectin Receptors in Skeletal Muscle
  8. Yaniv Lustig, Rina Hemi and Hannah Kanety

  9. Screening for Adiponectin Secretion Regulators
  10. Kyosuke Hino and Hidetaka Nagata

  11. Adiponectin and PPARy: Cooperative and Interdependent Actions of Two Key Regulators of Metabolism
  12. Olga Astapova and Todd Leff

  13. Glucocorticoid Effects on Adiponectin Expression
  14. Siddharth Sukumaran, Debra C. DuBois, William J. Jusko, and Richard R. Almon

  15. Adiponectin and Reproduction
  16. Esther Dos Santos, René Pecquery, Philippe De Mazancourt and Marie-Noëlle Dieudonne

  17. Adiponectin and Its Receptors in Preimplantation Embryo Development
  18. Štefan Cikoš

  19. Adiponectin and the Control of Female Reproductive Functions
  20. Marie-France Palin, Vilceu Bordignon V and Bruce D. Murphy

  21. Adiponectin in the Heart and Vascular System
  22. Min Ding, Eva M. Rzucidlo, Jennifer C. Davey, Yi Xie, Renjing Liu, Yu Jin, Lindsey Stavola, and Kathleen A. Martin

  23. Adiponectin Interactions In Bone and Cartilage Biology And Disease
  24. Massimiliano Ruscica, Liliana Steffani, and Paolo Magni

  25. Lipid-Lowering Drugs and Circulating Adiponectin
  26. Desiree Wanders, Eric P. Plaisance, Robert L. Judd

  27. Adiponectin And Interleukin-6 In Inflammation-Associated Disease
  28. Li Li, and Li-Ling Wu

  29. New Insights into Anti-Carcinogenic Properties of Adiponectin: a Potential Therapeutic Approach in Breast Cancer?
  30. Laetitia Delort, Thierry Jardé, Virginie Dubois, Marie-Paule Vasson, Florence Caldefie-Chézet

  31. Adiponectin: A Novel Link between Adipocytes and COPD

Yoshito Takeda, Kaori Nakanishi, Isao Tachibana, Atsushi Kumanogoh


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