Advances in Invertebrate (Neuro)Endocrinology: A Collection of Reviews in the Post-Genomic Era, Volume 1 provides an informative series of reviews from expert scientists who are at the forefront of their research into the endocrinology of invertebrates, with volume 1 covering invertebrates other than arthropods. This volume is timely and appropriate in this post-genomic era because of the rapid pace of change brought about by genome projects, functional genomics, and genetics (omics technologies). The volume shows the rich history and strong tradition of cutting-edge research using invertebrates that has opened up our broader understanding of comparative endocrinology and the evolution of regulatory pathways and systems. These reviews set the scene and context for this exciting new era of understanding that has come from this post-genomic revolution.
This book undertakes the daunting task of covering most of the diverse endocrine systems that exist among invertebrates. The papers in this book will advance our knowledge of invertebrate endocrinology but also of endocrinology in general, making the book will be valuable to researchers and students.
1. Cnidarian Peptide Signaling Molecules / Toshio Takahashi
2. Sex-Inducing Substances Breakdown Dormancy in Planarian Postembryonic Reproductive Development / Kiyono Sekii and Kazuya Kobayashi
3. Fine Tuning of Behaviors through Neuropeptide Signaling in Caenorhabditis elegans / William G. Bendena and Ian D. Chin-Sang
4. Annelids Neuro-Endrocrino-Immune Response / Michel Salzet
5. Neuropeptide Signalling in Echinoderms: From “Physiologic Activity of Nerve Extracts” to Neuropeptidomics and Beyond / Maurice R. Elphick
6. Endocrine Control of Gametogenesis and Spawning in Bivalves / Makoto Osada and Toshie Matsumoto
7. Peptidergic Systems in the Pond Snail Lymnaea: From Genes to Hormones and Behavior / Paul R. Benjamin and Ildikó Kemenes
8. A Critical Review of Sex Steroid Hormones and the Induction Mechanisms of Imposex in Gastropod Mollusks / Toshihiro Horiguchi and Yasuhiko Ohta
9. Hormones May Shape Sexual Behavior in Cephalopods / Anna Di Cosmo, Marina Paolucci, and Valeria Maselli
10. Physiological Functions of Gastropod Peptides and Neurotransmitters / Spencer T. Mukai and Fumihiro Morishita
11. Ascidian Neuropeptides and Peptide Hormones / Honoo Satake
Saber Saleuddin, PhD, is a University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology, York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Angela B. Lange, PhD, was Chair of the Department of Biology, Acting Vice-Principal and Dean, and is currently Vice-Dean, Faculty, at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Ian Orchard, DSc, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus, Biology, of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.