Vitamins and Hormones, 1st Edition

Vitamins and Hormones, 1st Edition,Gerald Litwack,ISBN9780080459783

G Litwack   

Academic Press



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

eBook Overview

VST (VitalSource Bookshelf) format

DRM-free included formats : PDF

USD 225.00
Add to Cart

Key Features

*Includes color illustrations
*Available on ScienceDirect
*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. In the early days of the Serial, the subjects of vitamins and hormones were quite distinct. 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.


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

View additional works by Gerald Litwack

Vitamins and Hormones, 1st Edition

1. Neuroendocrine and Behavioral Development During Puberty: A Tale of Two; 2. Regulation of Oxytocin Secretion; 3. Gonadotropin- Releasing Hormone: Gene Evolution, Expression and Regulation; 4. Thyroid Hormones and Brain Development; 5. Estrogen signaling in the Hypothalamus; 6. Hormonal Influences on Cancer Progression and Prognosis; 7. Antiestrogens, Aromatase Inhibitors, and Apoptosis in Breast Cancer; 8. Glucocorticoid Receptor and Heat Shock Factor-1: Novel Mechanisms of Reciprocal Regulation; 9. C19-5-ene Steroids in Nature; 10. The Androgen Receptor: Unlocking the Secrets of its Unique Transactivation Domain; 11. Cytokine Recognition by the Human Interleukin-5 Receptor; 12. Leptin: Structure, Function and Biology; 13. Leptin Gene Polymorphisms and their Phenotypic Associations; 14. Ghrelin, the Same Peptide for Different Functions: Player or Bystander? 15. Cholecystokinin (CCK) and Adrenal-Cortex Secretion

Cyber Week Book Event | Use Code CYBOOK15

Shop with Confidence

Free Shipping around the world
▪ Broad range of products
▪ 30 days return policy

Contact Us