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About this book
About this book
During the past two decades, fish endocrinology has witnessed exciting developments due to our increased knowledge at all levels of biological organizations, including molecular biology, cell biology, physiology and behavior. New insights into development, neurobiology, immunology and molecular genetics closely correlated with classical aspects of endocrinology and represent important contributions to our knowledge on regulatory processes of vertebrates, including fish.
The purpose of this book is to overview major advances in numerous research areas of fish endocrinology. Most of the chapters not only review and discuss the state-of-the-art in the respective field, but also show perspectives of future research.
The book will be of interest to scientists involved in basic fish research, comparative endocrinology, fisheries and aquaculture as well as for students of fish biology.
VOLUME 1; Insulin and Insulin-like Growth Factors; A Survey on the Insulin and Insulin-like Growth Factor System: Manifred Reinecke; Insulin Metabolic Effects in Fish Tissues: I. Navarro et al.; Non-radioisotopic Immunoassay for Fish Insulin: Tadashi Andoh; Insulin-like Growth Factor I and II in Fish: Manfred Reinecke; Insulin and IGF Receptors in Fish: J. Gutierrez et al.; Insulin-like Growth Factor-Binding Proteins (IGFBPs) in Fish: Beacons for (Disrupted) Growth Endocrine Physiology: Kevin M. Kelley et al.; Gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) System; The Endocrine Pancreas of African Lungfish: Light and Electron Microscopic Immunocytochemistry and Morphology: Dirk Adriaensen and Jean-Pierre Timmermans; Glucagon and Friends: P. Thomas et al.; The Development of the Gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) Endocrine System of Teleosts: B. Agulleiro et al. Pituitary: Development, Hormones and Functions; Teleost Adenohypophysis: Morphofunctional and Developmental Aspects: B. Agulleiro et al.; Diverse Structures and Functions of Melanocortin, Endorphin and Melanin-Concentrating Hormone in Fish: Akiyoshi Takahashi and Hiroshi Kawauchi; Osmoregulatory Action of Hypophyseal Hormones in Teleosts: Juan Miguel Mancera and Juan Fuentes; Osmoreception: A Fish Model for a Fundamental Sensory Modality: A.P. Seale et al.; VOLUME 2; Natriuretic Peptides; The Natriuretic Peptide System of Fishes: Structure, Evolution and Function: John A. Donald and Tes Toop; Cardiac No Signaling; Nitric Oxide Modulation of Mechanical Performance in the Teleost Heart: Bruno Tota et al.; Myotropic Hormones; Myotropic Neurohormonal Peptides in Fish: J. Michael Conlon; Pineal Organ: Structure and Function; The Pineal Organ: Korf. Horst-Werner; Stress Response, Reproduction and Endocrine Disruptors; Morphofunctional Aspects of Reproduction from Synchronous to Asynchronous Fishes - An Overview: Maria Joao Rocha and Eduardo Rocha; Current Perspectives on Estradiol (E2) Action and Nuclear Estrogen Receptors (ER) in Teleost Fish: C.J. Martyniuk et al.; Stress Biomarkers and Reproduction in Fish: Giulia Guerriero and Gaetano Ciarcia; Neuroendocrine Mechanisms Regulating Stress Response in Cultured Teleost Species: G. Mosconi et al.; The HPA Axis and Functions of Corticosteroids in Fishes: David O. Norris and Steven L. Hobbs; Modes of Action and Physiological Effects of Thyroid Hormones in Fish: J. Geoffrey Eales; The Impact of Environmental Hormonally Active Substances on the Endocrine and Immune System of Fish: Helmut Segner et al.