Genetics in Endocrinology

Genetics in Endocrinology

by John D. Baxter, Shlomo Melmed, Maria I. New
     
 

An extensive body of evidence highlights the crucial importance of endocrine genetics. Examples range from human growth disorders and obesity to cancers of the prostate and breast. A pivotal part of the Modern Endocrinology Series, this book presents major biological studies underlining the significance of data obtained from knock-out mice, as well as from

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An extensive body of evidence highlights the crucial importance of endocrine genetics. Examples range from human growth disorders and obesity to cancers of the prostate and breast. A pivotal part of the Modern Endocrinology Series, this book presents major biological studies underlining the significance of data obtained from knock-out mice, as well as from transgenic animals. Gene therapy and laboratory evaluation and screening of genetic endocrine diseases are covered, as are many of the classical endocrine diseases.

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This text is one in a three-volume set devoted to major pathophysiological mechanisms underlying many known endocrine diseases: hormone hyperresponsiveness/hyporesponsiveness, gene mutations, and autoimmunity. Seventy-eight international specialists contribute 33 chapters on genetics as it applies to endocrinology in general and the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the endocrine system. Background information on genetics in endocrinology is followed by chapters on the classical diseases facing endocrinologists, and more recent diseases of importance, such as obesity, those causing abnormalities in lipoproteins, and those of the skeletal system. Other topics include the role of hormones in cancer, insulin-dependent diabetes, autoimmune thyroid disease, and resistance syndromes. For the clinician, researcher, and student of endocrinology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781714969
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
Modern Endocrinology Series
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

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