Adiponectin

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Academic Press, Dec 31, 2012 - Science - 480 pages
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First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press.

Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.

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Contents

Molecular Tools to Characterize Adiponectin Activity
31
Nutritional and Hormonal Modulation of Adiponectin and its Receptors adipoR1 and adipoR2
57
Regulation and Function of Adiponectin Receptors in Skeletal Muscle
95
Screening for Adiponectin Secretion Regulators
125
Adiponectin and PPARγ Cooperative and Interdependent Actions of Two Key Regulators of Metabolism
143
Glucocorticoid Effects on Adiponectin Expression
163
Adiponectin and Reproduction
187
Adiponectin and Its Receptors in Preimplantation Embryo Development
211
Adiponectin in the Heart and Vascular System
289
Adiponectin Interactions in Bone and Cartilage Biology and Disease
321
LipidLowering Drugs and Circulating Adiponectin
341
Adiponectin and Interleukin6 in InflammationAssociated Disease
375
New Insights into Anticarcinogenic Properties of Adiponectin A Potential Therapeutic Approach in Breast Cancer?
397
Adiponectin A Novel Link Between Adipocytes and COPD
419
Index
437
Color Plates
451

Adiponectin and the Control of Female Reproductive Functions
239

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Dr. Gerald Litwack obtained M.S. and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin Department of Biochemistry and remained there for a brief time as a Lecturer on Enzymes. Then he entered the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne as a Fellow of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. He next moved to Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and later as Associate Professor of biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. After four years he moved to the Temple University School of Medicine as Professor of Biochemistry and Deputy Director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, soon after, becoming the Laura H. Carnell Professor. Subsequently he was appointed chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Jefferson Medical College as well as Vice Dean for Research and Deputy Director of the Jefferson Cancer Institute and Director of the Institute for Apoptosis. Following the move of his family, he became a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biological Chemistry of the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and then became the Founding Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, becoming Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Associate Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center as his final position. During his career he was a visiting scientist at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, Courtauld Institute of Biochemistry, London and the Wistar Institute. He was appointed Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He has published more than 300 scientific papers, authored three textbooks and edited more than sixty-five books. Currently he lives with his family and continues his authorship and editorial work in Los Angeles.

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