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Fish Physiology Vol 13-Molecular Endocrinology of Fish
Molecular Endocrinology of Fish
[Fish Physiology Series - Vol 13]
By: Nancy M. Sherwood, Choy L. Hew, Anthony P. Farrell and David J. Randall
Publisher: Academic Press
Largest in number and most diverse of the vertebrates, fish have an immense variety of life cycles, developmental stages, body structures, and physiological mechanisms. Clearly, fish offer a natural laboratory for elucidating the role of hormones in adaptation to a variety of environments. As shown in this book, knowledge of the structural basis of fish hormones has made possible major advances in the understanding of fish neuropeptides (Chapters 1-3); pituitary hormones, including the novel somatolactin (Chapters 4-6); and hormones related to growth, metabolism, and ion regulation (Chapters 7-9). Pioneering work on regulation by hormones and of hormones is presented in Chapters 4 and 10-13. Important advances are expected in this area in the next five to ten years. Finally, recent data on the estrogen and prolactin receptors are presented (Chapters 11 and 12). Here we see the intricate balance that exists between hormones and receptors, and the physiological implications of their relationship.
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