Trends in Comparative Endocrinology and Neurobiology / Edition 1

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Trends in Comparative Endocrinology and Neurobiology / Edition 1

The classical fields of comparative endocrinology and neurobiologyare gaining new momentum from the many projects involved with thesequencing of animal genomes. This volume covers recent and newdevelopments in the fields of vertebrate and invertebrateendocrinology and neuroendocrinology.

The comparative approach has proven to be one of the mostrewarding to study gene functions and is a key component offunctional genomics. The interactions between comparativeendocrinology and genome sequencing as well as developmentalbiology and neurobiology are providing many exciting discoveries.Comparative endocrinology is highly suitable for translation of theknowledge of gene structure into insights into the physiology oforganisms.

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ISBN-13: 9781573316712
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Series: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences Series , #26
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface (G. M. Coast, E.W. Roubos, M. Vallarino, and H. Vaudry)

1. Structural and Functional Evolution of VertebrateNeuroendocrine Stress Systems (R.J.Denver).            

2. Regulation of Expression of the Proopiomelanocortin GeneExpression: an Overview of the Signaling Cascades, TranscriptionFactors and Responsive Elements Involved (B.G. Jenks).

3. Behavioral Effects of Brain-Derived Estrogens in Birds (J.Balthazart, M.Taziaux, K. Holloway, G.F. Ball, and C.A.Cornil).

4. Hormonal and Environmental Control of Puberty in PerciformFish: The Case of Sea Bass (M. Carrillo, S. Zanuy, A. Felip, M.J.Bayarri, G. Molés and A. Gomez).

5. Identification of New Members of the (short) Neuropeptide FFamily in Locusts and Caenorhabditis elegans (E. Clynen, S.J.Husson and L. Schoofs).

6. Dermal Cytolytic Peptides and the System of Innate Immunityin Anurans (J.M. Conlon, S. Iwamuro and J.D. King).

7. Steroid Biosynthesis within the Frog Brain: a Model ofNeuroendocrine Regulation (J.L. Do Rego, J.Y. Seong, D. Burel, V.Luu-The, D. Larhammar, K. Tsutsui, G. Pelletier, M.C. Tonon and H.Vaudry).

8. ACTH, the MSHs and the Melanocortin Receptors: Revisiting theWork of Robert Schwyzer – a 30 Year Retrospective(R.M. Dores).

9. Structural and Functional Evolution of the Pineal MelanotoninSystem in Vertebrates (J. Falcon, L. Besseau, M. Fuentes, S.Sauzet, E. Magnanou and G. Bœuf).

10. The Endocannabinoid System: An Ancient Signaling Involved inthe Control of Male Fertility (S. Fasano, R. Meccariello, G.Cobellis, R. Chianese, G. Cacciola, T. Chioccarelli, and R.Pierantoni).

11. Peptides of the Adipokinetic Hormone/RedPigment-Concentrating Hormone Family – a New Take onBiodiversity (G. Gäde).

12. Understanding the Multifactorial Control of GH Release bySomatotropes: Lessons from Comparative Endocrinology (M.D. Gahete,M. Duran-Padro, R.M. Luque, A.J. Martinez-Fuentes,  A.Quintero, E. Gutierez-Pascual, J. Cordoba-Chacon, M. Malagon, F.Gracia-Navarro and J.P. Castano).

13. Vertebrate Sex Steroid Hormone Receptors: Evolution, Bindingand Neurodistribution (G. Guerriero).

14. Phylogenetic History, Pharmacological Feature, and SignalTransduction of Neurotensin Receptors in Vertebrates (J.I. Hwang,D.K. Kim, H.B. Kwon, H. Vaudry, H. and J.Y. Seong).

15. Hormone-Mediated Reproductive Behavior in the Red BelliedNewt (S. Kikuyama, I. Hasunuma, F. Toyoda, S. Haraguchi and K.Tsutsui).

16. Endocrine Disruption in Aquatic Vertebrates (W. Kloas, R.Urbatzka, R. Opitz, S. Wurtz, T. Behrends, B, Hermelink, O.Jagnytsch, C. Lorenz, N. Neumann, C. Pietsch, A, Trubiroha, C. VanBallergooy, C, Wiedemann and I. Lutz).

17. Major Genomic Events and their Consequences for VertebrateEvolution and Endocrinology (D. Larhammar, G. Sundström, S.Dreborg, D. Ocampo Daza, and T.A. Larsson).

18. Molecular Cloning and mRNA Distribution of PituitaryAdenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide (PACAP)/PACAP-RelatedPeptide in the Lungfish (L.T.O. Lee, J.K.V. Tam, D.W. Chan andB.K.C. Chow).

19. Evolution of Complementary Peptide Systems: TeneurinC-Terminal Associated Peptides (TCAP) and Corticotrophin-ReleasingFactor (CRF) Superfamilies (D.A. Lovejoy, S. Rotzinger and D.Barsyte-Lovejoy).

20. Feeding Behavior in Mammals including the Human (P. Magni,E. Dozio, M. Ruscica, F. Celotti, M.A. Masini, P. Prato, M.Broccoli, M. Mambro, M. Morè and F. Strollo).

21. Identification of Novel Genes Involved in the Plasticity ofPituitary Melanotrophs in Amphibians (M.M. Malagón D.Cruz-García A. Díaz-Ruiz, J.R. Peinado, M.R. Pulido, J.Araújo, S. Garcia-Navarro, F. Gracia-Navarro, J.P.Castaño and R. Vázquez-Martínez).

22. Recent Advances in the Regulation of Feeding Behavior byNeuropeptides in Fish (K. Matsuda).

23. Toward the Development of Novel Pest Management Agents Basedupon Insect Kinin Neuropeptide Analogs (R.J. Nachman, P.V.Pietrantonio, and G.M. Coat).

24. Neuroendocrine Regulation of TSH Secretion in Amphibians (R.Okada, T, Kabayashi, K, Yamamoto, T, Nakakura, S. Tanaka, H. Vaudryand S. Kikuyama).

25. Effects of Xenoestrogens on the Differentiation ofBehaviorally-Relevant Neural Circuits in Higher Vertebrates (G.C.Panzica, E. Mura, D. Miceli, M.A. Martini, S.Gotti, C. Viglietti-Panzica).

26. Testicular GnRH-Activity, Progression of Spermatogenesis andSperm Transport in Vertebrates (R. Pierantoni, G. Cobellis, R.Meccariello, G. Cacciola, R. Chianese, T. Chioccarelli and S.Fasano).

27. Dynamics of Glucocorticoid and Mineralocorticoid Receptorsin the Xenopus laevis Pituitary Pars Intermedia (E.W. Roubos, M.Kuribara, F.J. Kuipers-Kwant, A.J.M. Coenen, H.A. Meijer, P.M.J.M.Cruijsen and R.J. Denver).

28. Using Transgenic Animal Models in (Neuro)Endocrine Research:Lessons from Xenopus laevis (W.J.J.M. Scheenen, E.J.R. Jansen, E.W.Roubos and G.J.M. Martens).

29. Identification, Biosynthesis and Function of 7-Hydroxypregnenolone, a New Key Neurosteroid Controlling LocomotorActivity, in Non-Mammalian Vertebrates (K. Tsutsui, S. Haraguchi,K. Inoue, H. Miyabara, S. Suzuki, Y. Ogura, T. Koyama, M. Matsunagaand H. Vaudry).

30. Neuropeptide Regulators of Juvenile Hormone Synthesis:Structures, Distribution and Unanswered Questions (R.J. Weaver andN. Audsley).

31. Comparative Aspects of Endogenous Morphine Synthesis andSignaling in Animals (W. Zhu and S.B. Stefano).

32. Stimulation of Gut Immune System by Early Administration ofProbiotic Strains in Dicentrarchus labrax and Sparus aurata (L.Abelli, E. Randelli, O. Carnevali and S. Pichietti).

33. Timing of the Functional Diversification of Alpha- andBeta-Adrenoceptors in Fish and Other Vertebrates (S. Aris-Brosou,X. Chen, S.F. Perry and T.W. Moon).

34. Effects of Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase ActivatingPolypeptide (PACAP1-38) and its Fragments on Retinal DegenerationInduced by Neonatal MSG Treatment (A. Tamas, K. Szabadfi, D.Reglodi, P. Kiss, A. Tamas, G. Toth, A. Molnar, K. Szabo and R.Gabriel).

35. Effects of Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase ActivatingPolypeptide on the Survival and Signal Transduction Pathways inHuman Choriocarcinoma Cells (A. Boronkai, R. Brubel, B. Racz, A.Tamas, P. Kiss, G. Horvath, A. Lubics, A. Szigeti, S.Z. Bellyei, G.Toth, A. Lakatos and D. Reglodi).

36. Distribution Pattern of Tyrosine Hydroxylase in the Brainand Pituitary of the Lungfish, Protopterus annectens (F. Bruzzone,M. d’Amora, C. Angelini and M. Vallarino).

37. Expression of the Orphan Nuclear Receptor NR4A in a PutativeAdenohypophyseal Homologue of Amphioxus (S. Candiani, L. Moronti,and M. Pestarino).

38. Immunohistochemical Localization of HydroxysteroidSulfotransferase and Sulfatase in the Brain of Rana esculentaTadpoles (A. Cevasco, A. Pittaluga, J.L. Do Rego, V. Luuthe, G.Pelletier, H. Vaudry and A. Mandich).

39. Thyroid Status Can Influence Brain Mast Cell Population (G.Chieffi-Bacari, R. Monteforte, C. Pinelli, A. Santillo, G. Poleseand R.K. Rastogi).

40. Interplay of the Endocannabinoid System with NPY and CRF inthe Goldfish Forebrain (E. Cottone, A. Guastalla, V. Pomato, E.Campantico, F. Palermo, A.M. Polzonetti-Magni, K. Mackie, and M.Franzoni).

41. APRP, the Second Peptide Encoded by the Adipokinetic HormoneGene(s) Is Highly Conserved in Evolution: a Role in Control ofEcdysteroidogenesis? (A. De Loof, T. Vandersmissen, J. Huybrechts,B. Landuyt, G. Baggerman, E. Clynen, M. Lindemans, S.J. Husson andL.O. Schoofs).

42. Central Effects of Trout Tachykinins on Heart RateVariability in Trout (F. Lancien, N. Mimassi, J.M. Conlon, and J.C.Le Mevel).

43. The in vitro and in ovo Effects of EnvironmentalIllumination and Temperature on the Melatonin Secretion from theEmbryonic Chicken Pineal Gland (N. Faluhelyi, A. Matkovits, A.Parniczky and V. Csernus).

44. Cadmium Induces Apoptosis in the Pituitary Gland of Podarissicula (I. Ferrandino, R. Favorito, M. Annunziata and M.C.Grimaldi).

45. The Compensatory Growth in Dicentrarchus labrax: GastricDistributive Pattern of Molecules Regulating Metabolism (S.Ferrando, C. Gambardella, M. Bottaro, M. Saroglia, G. Terova and G.Tagliafierro).

46. Metabolism of the Endocrine Disruptor, BPA, by XenopusLaevis Tadpoles (J.B. Fini, L. Dolo, J.P. Cravedi, B. Demeneix andD. Zalco).

47. Morphological and Functional Alterations in Testes andEfferent Ducts of Homogametic Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykissWalbaum) (J.F. Galas, A. Hejmej, J. Glogowski and B. Bilinska).

48. Localization and Enzyme Activity of IodotyrosineDehalogenase1 (DEHAL1) during Metamorphosis of Frog, Microhylaornate (T.C. Gaupale, A.A. Mathi, A. Ravikumar and S.Y.Bhargava).

49. Amphibian (Rana esculenta) Brain Progesterone Receptor:Relationship to Plasma Steroids and Vitellogenic Cycle (G.Guerriero, C.E. Roselli and G. Ciarcia).

50. Seasonal Changes in the Synthesis of7alpha-Hydroxypregnenolone Stimulating Locomotor Activity in Newts(S. Haraguchi, M. Matsunaga, T. Koyama, J.L. Do Rego and K.Tsutsui).

51. Growth Hormone-Induced Neuroprotection in the Neural RetinaDuring Chick Embryogenesis (S. Harvey, M.L. Baudet and E.J.Sanders).

52. Cloning and Expression of Vitellogenin 2 (Vg2) Gene from theIntertidal Copepod Tigriopus japonicas (D.S. Hwang, K.W. Lee andJ.S. Lee).

53. The Role of Ecdysteroid 22-Kinase in the Accumulation ofEcdysteroids in Ovary of Silkworm Bombyx mori (Y. Ito and H.Sonobe).

54. Connexin43 Expression in the Testis of Frog Rana esculenta:Sex Hormonal Regulation (G. Izzo, D. Ferrara, G. Delrio, M.d’Istria and S. Minucci).

55. Evolutionary Conservation of theCholecystokinin/Gastrin-Like Signaling System in Nematodes (T.Janssen, E. Meelkop, R.J. Nachman and L. Schoofs).

56. Regulation of Expression of the Myo-Inositol Monophosphatase1 (IMPA1) Gene in Osmoregulatory Tissues of the European EelAnguilla anguilla after Sea Water Acclimation (S. Kalujnaia and G.Cramb).

57. Does Atrazine Affect Larval Development and SexualDifferentiation of South African Clawed Frogs? (W. Kloas, I. Lutz,R. Urbatzka, T. Springer, H. Krueger, J. Wolf, L. Holden and A.Hosmer).

58. Demonstration of the proopiomelanocortin signaling system inthe primary immune organ of the quail (T. Kobayashi, A. Takaso, S.Tanaka, M. Amano, A. Takahashi, S. Iwamuro, and T. Machida).

59. Diurnal Changes in the Synthesis of 7-HydroxypregnenoloneStimulating Locomotor Activity in Newts (T. Koyama, S. Haraguchi,V. Vaudry and K. Tsutsui).

60. Neuropeptides Modulate the Heart of the Stick Insect,Baculum extradentatum (A.B. Lange, A. Calvin and R. da Silva).

61. Early Duplications of Opioid Receptor and Peptide Genes inVertebrate Evolution (D. Larhammar, S. Dreborg, T.A. Larsson and G.Sundstrom).

62. Teratogenic Effects of Chronic Treatment with Corticosteroneon Tadpoles of Xenopus laevis (C. Lorenz, R. Opitz, I. Lutz and W.Kloas).

63. Tamoxifen as an Emerging Endocrine Disruptor: Effects onFish Reproduction and Detoxification Target Genes (F. Maradonna, S.Batti, M. Marino, D.G. Mita and O. Carnevali).

64. Plasma Corticosterone Levels of Semipalmated Sandpiper,Calidris pusilla, Wintering in a Tropical Coastal Lagoon at theNortheastern Venezuela: Effect of Capture Handling (A. Mata, G.Marin, J.P. Rodriguez, H.Y. Guerrero and E. Cardillo).

65. Molecular Mechanisms Underlying PBAN Signaling in theSilkmoth, Bombyx mori (S. Matsumoto, J.J. Hull and A. Ohnishi).

66. Central and Peripheral Cardiovascular Effects of AngiotensinIII in Trout (N. Mimassi, F. Lancien and J.C. Le Mevel).

67. Expression and Distribution of Genitalin (GonadotropicNeuropeptide Hormone) in Various Tissues of Starfish Asterinapectinifera (M. Mita, C. Ito, E. Kubota, Y. Nagahama and Y.Shibata).

68. Estrogen Receptor Mediated Transcriptional Activity ofGenistein in the Mouse Testis (C. Montani, M.L. Penza, M. Jeremic,G. Rando, P. Ciana, A. Maggi, G. La Sala, M. De Felici and D. DiLorenzo).

69. Identification of a Second Messenger of CrustaceanHyperglycemic Hormone (CHH) Signaling Pathway in the Kuruma Prawn,Marsupenaeus japonicas (C. Nagai, H. Asazuma, S. Nagata and H.Nagasawa).

70. Characterization of Feeding-Delaying Factors from theSilkworm, Bombyx mori (S. Nagata, N. Morooka, S. Matsumoto and H.Nagasawa).

71. Circadian Expression of Clock Genes Clock and CRY1 in theEmbryonic Chicken Pineal Gland (A.D. Nagy, S. Kommedal, K.Seomangal and V.J. Csernus).

72. Expression of CRY2 in the Chicken Pineal Gland: Effects ofChanges in the Light/Dark Conditions (A.D. Nagy, K. Seomangal, S.Kommedal and V.J. Csernus).

73. Evolution of the Growth Hormone-Prolactin-Somatostin Systemin Relation to Vertebrate Tetraploidizations (D. Ocampo Daza, G.Sundstrom, T.A. Larsson and D. Larhammar).

74. Developmental and Thyroid Hormone Induced Expression ofPreprotemporin Genes in the Skin of Japanese Mountain Brown FrogRana ornativentris (A. Ohnuma, J.M. Conlon and S. Iwamuro).

75. Elevation of the Plasma Level of Insulin-Like GrowthFactor-I with Reproductive Maturation Prior to Initiation ofSpawning Migration of Chum Salmon (T.A. Onuma, K. Makino, M. Ban,H. Ando, M.A. Fukuwaka, T. Azumaya, P. Swanson and A. Urano).

76. Diuretic and Anti-Diuretic Hormones in the Blood-GorgingBug, Rhodnius prolixus (The Vector of Chagas’Disease) (I.Orchard and J.P. Paluzzi).

77. Involvement of Endocannabinoid CB1 Receptor in theModulation of Stress Responses Related to Xenoestrogens Exposure(F. Palermo, E. Cottone, M. Virgili, M.F. Franzoni, G. Mosconi andA.M. Polzonetti-Magni).

78. Expression of Gonadotropin Alpha, FSH-Beta, and LH-BetaGenes of the Hermaphroditic Fish, Kryptolebias marmoratus Exposedto Octylphenol, 17beta Estradiol and Tamoxifen (J.S. Rhee, Y.M.Lee, J.S. Seo and J.S. Lee).

79. Effects of PACAP and Preconditioning AgainstIschemia/Reperfusion-Induced Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis in vitro (E.Roth, G. Wéber, P. Kiss, G. Horváth, G. Tóth, B.Gasz, A. Ferencz, F. Gallyas, D. Reglodi and B. Rácz).

80. Further Insights into the IGF-I System of Bony FishPituitary with Special Emphasis on Reproductive Phases and SocialStatus (N. Shved, J.F. Baroiller and E. Eppler).

81. Pituitary Adenylate Cylase Activating Polypeptide(PACAP)-Like Compounds Could Modulate the Activity of Coelomocytesin Earthworm (I. Somogyi, A. Boros, P. Engelmann, J. Nemeth, A.Lubics, A. Tamas, D. Reglodi, E. Pollak, L. Molnar).

82. Neurochemistry and Plasticity of the Median Eminence andNeural Pituitary Lobe in Relation to Background Adaptation ofXenopus laevis (D.C.A.W. van Wijk and E.W. Roubos).

83. Function for the Opioid System During Inflammation in Carp(L. Verburg-van-Kemenade, H.F.J. Savelkoul and M. Chadzinska).

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