An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 27, 1994 - Medical - 408 pages
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Neuroendocrinology is a multidisciplinary subject on the interaction between the brain and endocrine system and the influence of this interaction on the behavior of animals and humans. This book is designed as an introductory text in neuroendocrinology. It outlines the basics of endocrinology, including the endocrine glands, the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus, and their interactions. It also describes the action of neurotransmitters in the nervous system, the action of neuropeptides as chemical messengers, and the interaction among hormones, neurotransmitters, and neuropeptides. It also introduces the important new field of neuro-endocrine-immunology and contains a chapter on behavioral neuroendocrinology. The level of presentation is suitable for undergraduates who have completed introductory biology or psychology classes, and each chapter contains review questions based on material in that chapter and essay questions for further in-depth study.
 

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Contents

CLASSIFICATION OF CHEMICAL MESSENGERS
1
12 THE BODYS THREE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
3
13 METHODS OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CELLS
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14 TYPES OF CHEMICAL MESSENGER
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NEUROMODULATORS AND NEUROPEPTIDES
13
16 SUMMARY
15
THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS AND THEIR HORMONES
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22 THE HORMONES OF THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS
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93 HOW ARE STEROID HORMONE TARGET CELLS DIFFERENTIATED FROM NONTARGET CELLS?
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94 ACTION OF STEROID HORMONES AT THEIR RECEPTORS
151
95 MEASUREMENT AND REGULATION OF HORMONE RECEPTOR NUMBERS
152
96 GONADAL STEROID HORMONE TARGET CELLS IN THE BRAIN
154
97 ADRENAL STEROID HORMONE TARGET CELLS IN THE BRAIN
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98 GENOMIC AND NONGENOMIC ACTIONS OF STEROID HORMONES AT NERVE CELLS
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99 FUNCTIONS OF STEROID HORMONE MODULATION OF NERVE CELLS
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910 THYROID HORMONE RECEPTORS
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23 SUMMARY
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THE PITUITARY GLAND AND ITS HORMONES
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32 THE HORMONES OF THE PITUITARY GLAND
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33 THE ENDORPHINS
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34 PITUITARY HORMONES IN THE BRAIN
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THE HYPOTHALAMIC HORMONES
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42 HYPOTHALAMIC NEUROSECRETORY CELLS
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43 THE NEUROENDOCRINE TRANSDUCER CONCEPT
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44 THE HYPOTHALAMIC HYPOPHYSIOTROPIC HORMONES
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45 COMPLEXITIES OF HYPOTHALAMICPITUITARY INTERACTIONS
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46 SUMMARY
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NEUROTRANSMITTERS
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51 CATEGORIES OF NEUROTRANSMITTERS
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52 THE NERVE CELL AND THE SYNAPSE
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53 NEUROTRANSMITTER BIOSYNTHESIS AND STORAGE
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54 THE RELEASE OF NEUROTRANSMITTERS AND THEIR ACTION AT RECEPTORS
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56 DEACTIVATION OF NEUROTRANSMITTERS
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57 NEUROTRANSMITTER PATHWAYS
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58 DRUGS INFLUENCING NEUROTRANSMITTERS AND THEIR RECEPTORS
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59 NUTRIENTS MODIFYING NEUROTRANSMITTER LEVELS
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510 THE DIVISIONS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
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511 SUMMARY
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NEUROTRANSMITTER CONTROL OF HYPOTHALAMIC PITUITARY AND OTHER HORMONES
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62 NEURAL CONTROL OF HYPOTHALAMIC NEUROSECRETORY CELLS
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63 NEUROTRANSMITTER REGULATION OF ADENOHYPOPHYSEAL HORMONES
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64 NEUROTRANSMITTER REGULATION OF NEUROHYPOPHYSEAL HORMONES
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65 ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY OF NEUROSECRETORY CELLS
102
66 NEUROTRANSMITTER REGULATION OF OTHER ENDOCRINE GLANDS
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67 COMPLICATIONS IN THE STUDY OF THE NEUROTRANSMITTER CONTROL OF HYPOTHALAMIC HORMONE RELEASE
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68 NEUROENDOCRINE CORRELATES OF PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS AND PSYCHOTROPIC DRUG TREATMENT OF THESE DISORDERS
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69 SUMMARY
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REGULATION OF HORMONE SYNTHESIS STORAGE RELEASE TRANSPORT AND DEACTIVATION
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72 HORMONE SYNTHESIS
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73 STORAGE AND INTRACELLULAR TRANSPORT OF PEPTIDE HORMONES
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74 HORMONE RELEASE
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76 DEACTIVATION OF HORMONES
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77 METHODOLOGY FOR NEUROENDOCRINE RESEARCH
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78 SUMMARY
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REGULATION OF HORMONE LEVELS IN THE BLOODSTREAM
127
82 MECHANISMS REGULATING HORMONE LEVELS
131
83 HORMONAL MODULATION OF NEUROTRANSMITTER RELEASE
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85 WHEN HORMONE REGULATORY MECHANISMS FAIL
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86 SUMMARY
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STEROID AND THYROID HORMONE RECEPTORS
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92 HOW ARE HOMONE TARGET CELLS IDENTIFIED?
148
911 SUMMARY
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RECEPTORS FOR PEPTIDE HORMONES NEUROPEPTIDES AND NEUROTRANSMITTERS
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101 MEMBRANE RECEPTORS
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102 SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION BY GPROTEINS
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103 SECOND MESSENGER SYSTEMS
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104 INTERACTIONS AMONG SECOND MESSENGER SYSTEMS
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105 SIGNAL AMPLIFICATION
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106 SECOND MESSENGERS IN THE BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM
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107 COMPARISON OF STEROID AND PEPTIDE HORMONE ACTIONS AT THEIR TARGET CELLS
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108 SUMMARY
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NEUROPEPTIDES I CLASSIFICATION SYNTHESIS AND COLOCALIZATION WITH CLASSICAL NEUROTRANSMITTERS
221
112 SYNTHESIS STORAGE RELEASE AND DEACTIVATION OF NEUROPEPTIDES
223
113 EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN NEUROPEPTIDES NEUROTRANSMITTERS AND HORMONES
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114 COEXISTENCE COLOCALIZATION OF NEUROTRANSMITTERS AND NEUROPEPTIDES
235
115 LOCALIZATION OF NEUROPEPTIDE CELL BODIES AND PATHWAYS IN THE BRAIN
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116 NEUROPEPTIDE RECEPTORS AND SECOND MESSENGER SYSTEMS
244
117 NEUROPEPTIDES AND THE BLOODBRAIN BARRIER
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118 SUMMARY
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NEUROPEPTIDES II NEUROPEPTIDE FUNCTION
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122 NEUROTRANSMITTER ACTIONS OF NEUROPEPTIDES
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123 NEUROMODULATOR ACTIONS OF NEUROPEPTIDES
272
124 EFFECTS OF NEUROPEPTIDES ON THE NEUROENDOCRINE SYSTEM
279
125 VISCERAL COGNITIVE AND BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS OF NEUROPEPTIDES
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126 SUMMARY
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CYTOKINES AND THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE NEUROENDOCRINE AND IMMUNE SYSTEMS
302
132 THE THYMUS GLAND AND ITS HORMONES
305
THE MESSENGERS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
307
134 THE FUNCTIONS OF CYTOKINES IN THE IMMUNE AND HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEMS
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135 EFFECTS OF CYTOKINES AND OTHER IMMUNOMODULATORS ON THE BRAIN AND NEUROENDOCRINE SYSTEM
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136 NEURAL AND ENDOCRINE REGULATION OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
324
137 HYPOTHALAMIC INTEGRATION OF THE NEUROENDOCRINEIMMUNE SYSTEM
333
138 SUMMARY
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METHODS FOR THE STUDY OF BEHAVIORAL NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY
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141 BEHAVIORAL BIOASSAYS
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142 CORRELATIONAL STUDIES OF HORMONAL AND BEHAVIORAL CHANGES
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143 EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES I BEHAVIORAL RESPONSES TO NEUROENDOCRINE MANIPULATION
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NEUROENDOCRINE RESPONSES TO ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIORAL AND COGNITIVE STIMULI
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MEDIATING NEUROENDOCRINEBEHAVIOR INTERACTIONS
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146 CONFOUNDING VARIABLES IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY RESEARCH
376
147 SUMMARY
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AN OVERVIEW OF BEHAVIORAL NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY PRESENT FUTURE AND PAST
395
152 THE HISTORY OF BEHAVIORAL NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY
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JOURNALS IN ENDOCRINOLOGY NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY PSYCHONEUROIMMUNOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ENDOCRINOLOGY
400
INDEX
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