The Somatotrophic Axis and the Reproductive Process in Health and Disease

The Somatotrophic Axis and the Reproductive Process in Health and Disease

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461275671
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Series: Serono Symposia USA
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

I. Growth Hormone and Its Receptor: State of the Art.- 1. Growth Hormone: A Current Perspective.- 2. Probing and Designing Growth Hormone-Receptor Interactions.- 3. Human Growth Hormone Binding Proteins: Regulation and Physiological Significance.- 4. Ovarian Prolactin Receptors and Their Placental Ligands.- 5. Regulatory Actions of Testosterone on Pulsatile Growth Hormone Secretion in the Human: Studies Using Deconvolution Analysis.- 6. Growth Hormone and IGF-I as Anabolic Partitioning Hormones.- II. Pubertal, Menstrual, Gestational, and Menopausal Adaptation.- 7. Growth Hormone Secretory Dynamics During Puberty.- 8. Impact of Growth Hormone on the Timing and Progression of Puberty: How Are Growth and Sexual Maturation Linked?.- 9. Role of Growth Hormone in the Promotion of Linear Skeletal Growth.- 10. Growth Hormone Economy in Normally Cycling Women.- 11. Gestational Physiology of the Growth Hormone Gene Family.- 12. Growth Hormone Economy in Menopausal Women: Effects of Age.- 13. Growth Hormone Economy in Hypogonadism: Effects of Sex Steroids.- III. Growth Hormone: The Ovarian Connection.- 14. Ovary as a Site of Growth Hormone Reception and Action.- 15. Ovarian IGF System: Interface with the Gonadotropic and Somatotrophic Axes.- 16. Is the Intraovarian IGF System a Mediator of Growth Hormone Action?.- 17. Evidence for a Role of Growth Hormone-Insulin-Like Growth Factor System in the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).- 18. Evidence Against a Role for the Growth Hormone-Insulin-Like Growth Factor System in the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.- IV. Potential Utility of Growth Hormone in Clinical Reproductive Medicine.- 19. Diagnosing Growth Hormone Deficiency in Adults.- 20. Growth Hormone Delivery, Dosing, and Pharmacokinetics in Adults.- 21. Role of Growth Hormone Therapy in Turner Syndrome.- 22. Role of Growth Hormone in the Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis.- V. Potential Utility of Growth Hormone in Ovulation Induction.- 23. Evidence for the Utility of Growth Hormone in the Enhancement of Ovulation.- 24. Evidence Against the Utility of Growth Hormone in the Enhancement of Ovulation.- Author Index.

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