Vitamins and Hormones, 1st Edition

Vitamins and Hormones, 1st Edition,Gerald Litwack,ISBN9780127098517

Vitamins and Hormones

G Litwack   

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General Description of Volume:
Volume 51 includes reviews papers on cyclic AMP, kinases, polypeptide hormones, steroid hormone receptors, related genes, and members of the gene family.
General Description of Series:
Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish up-to-date synthetic reviews of interest to endocrinologists and biochemists. 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.
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 newly modified editorial board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology and enzyme mechanisms. Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish up-to-date synthetic reviews of interest to endocrinologists and biochemists. Others will increasingly turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading researchers in this and related disciplines.

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.

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

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Vitamins and Hormones, 1st Edition

Cyclic AMP-Dependent Regulation of Gene Transcription By CREB and CREM. Multiple Facets of the Modulation of Growth By Cyclic AMP. Regulation of G-Protein-Coupled Receptors By Receptor Kinases and Arrestins. Vasopression and Oxyticin: Molecular Biology and Evolution of the Peptide Hormones and Their Receptors. Structure and Function of Steroid Receptors. Phosphorylation and Steroid Hormone Action. Nucleocytoplasmic Shuttling of Steroid Receptors. Transcriptional Regulation of the Genes Encoding the Cytochrome P450 Steroid Hydroxylases. Stress and the Brain: A Paradoxical Role for Adrenal Steroids. Retinoids and Mouse Embryonic Development. Subject Index.
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