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Hormonal Regulation of Farm Animal Growth

By: KL Hossner

CABI Publishing

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #155137 | ISBN: 0851990800
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About this book

This book describes the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control farm animal growth, including development and body composition. The emphasis is on circulating hormones, local growth factors and gene transcription factors which regulate growth and differentiation of skeletal muscle, bone and adipose tissue. Overall, this book will be an important resource for students that have a limited background in cell, molecular and developmental biology and the effect of endocrine and growth factors on the growth process.


Contents

Whole Animal Growth; Cellular and Molecular Biology; The Endocrine System; Development of Muscle, Skeletal System and Adipose Tissue; Growth Hormone and Insulin-like Growth Factors; Calcium Homeostasis and Regulation of Bone Growth; Hormones, Growth Factors and Skeletal Muscle; Hormones, Growth Factors and Adipose Tissue; Steroids and Animal Growth; Catecholamines, b-agonists and Nutrient Partitioning; Leptin, Body Composition and Appetite Control.

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