Obesity, 1st Edition

Obesity, 1st Edition,Gerald Litwack,ISBN9780124077669

Vitamins and Hormones

G Litwack   

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

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* Contributions from leading authorities
* Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field


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 obesity.


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

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Obesity, 1st Edition

  1. Hormonal Regulation of Lipogenesis
  2. Laura L. Gathercole, Stuart A. Morgan and Jeremy W. Tomlinson

  3. Genetic Determinants of Obesity and Related Vascular Diseases
  4. Yaroslav Winter, Roman Sankowski and Tobias Back

  5. Brd2 Gene Disruption Causes ‘Metabolically Healthy’ Obesity: Epigenetic and Chromatin-Based Mechanisms that Uncouple Obesity from Type 2 Diabetes
  6. Fangnian Wang, Jude T. Deeney and Gerald V. Denis

  7. The TBC1D1 Gene: Structure, Function and Association with Obesity and Related Traits
  8. Luca Fontanesi and Francesca Bertolini

  9. Replication Initiator 1 (Repin1) In Adipose Tissue Function and Human Obesity
  10. John T. Heiker and Nora Klöting

  11. Adipokines in Childhood Obesity
  12. Gabriel Ángel Martos-Moreno, Vicente Barrios, Julie A. Chowen and Jesús Argente

  13. Gut Hormones and Obesity: Physiology and Therapies
  14. Rebecca Scott, Tricia Tan and Stephen Bloom

  15. Neuroinflammation in Overnutrition-Induced Diseases
  16. Dongsheng Cai

  17. P66shcA : Linking Mammalian Longevity with Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance
  18. Sofia Chiatamone Ranieri, Salvatore Fusco and Giovambattista Pani

  19. The Emerging Role of Constitutive Androstane Receptor (CAR) and its Crosstalk with Liver X Receptors (LXRs) and Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor a (PPARa) in Lipid Metabolism
  20. Lei Xiao, Jing Wang, Mengxi Jiang, Wen Xie and Yonggong Zhai

  21. Lecithin Cholesterol Acyltransferase Deficiency Protects from Diet-Induced Insulin Resistance and Obesity - Novel Insights from Mouse Models
  22. Dominic S. Ng

  23. Sphingolipids in Lipid Microdomains and Obesity
  24. Susumu Mitsutake and Yasuyuki Igarashi

  25. Ghrelin: At the Interface of Obesity and Reward
  26. Harriët Schellekens, Timothy G. Dinan, and John F. Cryan

  27. Endocannabinoids and Obesity
  28. Guoxun Chen and Zhen Pang

  29. Lipocalin 13 Regulation of Glucose and Lipid Metabolism in Obesity
  30. Yingjiang Zhou and Liangyou Rui

  31. Sirtuin 1 Deacetylase: A Key Regulator of Hepatic Lipid Metabolism
  32. Jongsook Kim Kemper, Sung-E Choi and Dong Hyun Kim

  33. Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) and Obesity
  34. Hyeongjin Cho

  35. Nomilin as an Anti-Obesity and Anti-Hyperglycemic Agent

    Ryuichiro Sato
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