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The objective of this volume is to provide recent information on neura l regulation in the endocrine system in vertebrates. Classical studies have revealed that certain neurons synthesize and release chemical me ssengers into the blood vascular system. These neurons are endocrine d evices that link the brain with the endocrine glands and other target organs. In vertebrates the hypothalamus is the seat of chemical coordi nation and integration of environmental and hormonal cues to modulate function of the pituitary, and, consequently, the functions of other e ndocrine glands. Information generated during the past few decades has resulted in profound alterations in the conceptual fabric of endocrin ology. From the wealth of information that emerged on neuropeptides of the central nervous system, and connectivities of various brain cente rs, it has become clear that several extra-hypothalamic sites are also involved in regulation of hypophysial hormones.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999|
|Product dimensions:||7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of Contents1. The Median Eminence: A Mediator in the Regulation of the Pituitary by Brain; H. Kobayashi, et al. 2. Hypophysiotropic Neurons in the Brain of Teleosts; P.D. Prasada Rao. 3. Functional Autonomy of the Adenohypophysis; D.R. Naik. 4. Brain Regulation of Growth Hormone Secretion and Food Intake in Fish; R.E. Peter, J.P. Chang. 5. GHRH: A Growth Hormone-Releasing Factor in Birds? S. Harvey. 6. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Neuronal Systems in the Teleostean Brain and Functional Significance; K. Okuzawa, M. Kobayashi. 7. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone as a Paracrine Regulator of Ovarian Function; H.R. Habibi. 8. Role of Central Monoamines in Regulation of Gonadotropin II Secretion: Catfish Model; K.P. Joy. 9. Opioidergic Regulation of Luteinizing Hormone Secretion and Gonadal Steroidogenesis in Male Rat; R.N. Saxena, P.A. Kant. 10. Photoperiodic Control of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Secretion in Seasonally Breeding Birds; A. Dawson. 11. Changes in the Expression of Avian Central Steroid Receptors with Respect to the Breeding Cycle; J.A. Clark, et al. 12. Neural Elements in Pineal Organs of Vertebrates; T. Sato, et al. 13. Interactions between the Endocrine and Exocrine Pancreas: Effects of Islet Hormones, Secretagogues, and Nerve Stimulation; M.D. Yago, et al. 14. Neuroendocrine Regulation of Immune Function in Fish; Y.K. Narnaware, N.Y.S. Woo.