Basic and Clinical Aspects of Growth Hormone

Basic and Clinical Aspects of Growth Hormone

by Barry D. Bercu

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988)

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ISBN-13: 9781468455076
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 12/27/2012
Series: Serono Symposia USA
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

I. Processing of Growth Hormone.- 1. Growth Hormone Gene Expression: Hormonal Regulation and Tissue-Specific Expression.- 2. Heterogeneity of Growth Hormone.- 3. Some Aspects on the Biochemistry of Growth Hormone.- 4. Multiple Forms of Growth Hormone.- 5. Genetic Defects in Processing Growth Hormone.- 6. Summary of Session I: Processing of Growth Hormone.- II. Neuroendocrine Regulation of Growth Hormone Secretion.- 7. Interactions Between Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone, Somatostatin and Galanin in the Control of Growth Hormone Secretion.- 8. The Role of Neurotransmitters in Growth Hormone Secretion.- 9. Acromegaly.- 10. Summary of Session II: Neuroendocrine Regulation of Growth Hormone Secretion.- III. Assessment of Growth Hormone Secretion in Children.- 11. Dynamics of GH Secretion in Children.- 12. Growth Hormone Neurosecretory Dysfunction: Update.- 13. Growth Hormone Secretion and Growth in Central Nervous System Irradiated Children.- 14. Age and Sex-Related Neurosecretion of Growth Hormone.- 15. Chronobiology of Growth Hormone Secretion.- 16. Summary of Session III: Assessment of Growth Hormone Secretion in Children.- IV. Growth Hormone Action.- 17. Growth Hormone Receptors in Rat Adipocytes.- 18. Direct Action of GH.- 19. Comparison of Growth Effects of rhIGF-I in Diabetic and Hypox Rats with Those of Insulin and Growth Hormone.- 20. Biological Action of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I In Vivo.- 21. Insulin-Like Growth Factors in Fetal Growth.- 22. Organization and Expression of the Genes Encoding the Human Somatomedins.- 23. Summary of Session IV: Growth Hormone Action.- V. Therapeutic Effects of Growth Hormone.- 24. Assessing Selected Aspects of Adequacy of the Growth Hormone-Somatomedin Axis in Short Children with Quantitatively Normal Growth Hormone Secretion.- 25. Therapeutic Effects of Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone.- 26. Improvement in Growth Rate and Mean Predicted Height During Long-Term Treatment with Growth Hormone in Children with Non-Growth Hormone Deficient Short Stature.- 27. Constitutional Delay of Growth and Adolescent Development.- 28. Dose-Response Relationship of Growth Hormone Therapy.- 29. Effects of Human Growth Hormone in Normal Short Children and in Patients with Intrauterine Growth Retardation, Glucocorticoid-Induced Stunting of Growth, Osteochondrodystrophies and Other Disorders.- 30. Summary of Session V: Therapeutic Effects of Growth Hormone..- VI. New Applications of Growth Hormone Treatment.- 31. Growth Hormone Therapy in Turner’s Syndrome.- 32. Use of Growth Hormone in Surgery.- 33. Interaction of Growth Hormone and Nutritional Intake in Facilitating Nitrogen Conservation and Promoting Lipolysis.- 34. Assessment of the Risks of Treatment with Human Growth Hormone.- 35. Summary of International Growth Hormone Symposium.- Author Index.

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