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History of neuroendocrinology and neurohormones
Introduction
Early history of physiology
Early history of physiology7
Renaissance and the growth of western science
Scientific revolution
The 19th-century physiology and medicine25
The 19th-century physiology and medicine
Neurosecretion and the hypothalamus–pituitary regulation31
Neurosecretion and the hypothalamus–pituitary regulation
Chapter summary
Origin of life and the first signalling molecules
Theories of the evolution of the first cells
The first cells
The first true signalling molecules57
The first true signalling molecules
Rise of metazoans and the elaboration of signalling systems
Colonialism and multicellularity
The elaboration of hormone pathways67
The elaboration of hormone pathways
Nervous systems and rudimentary neuroendocrine systems
Increase in genetic complexity and the rise of triploblastic organisms
Chapter summary83
Elaboration of neuroendocrine systems
Nervous and neuroendocrine systems in the deuterostomes95
Nervous and neuroendocrine systems in the deuterostomes
Peripheral and autonomic nervous systems99
Peripheral and autonomic nervous systems
Blood–brain barriers
Cerebrospinal fluid and the choroid plexus103
Cerebrospinal fluid and the choroid plexus
Neurohaemal and circumventricular organs: Neurovascular interfaces
Hypothalamus–pituitary gland complex
Chapter summary115
Orthology and paralogy
Structural description of non-peptide ligands
Peptide and polypeptide signalling molecules131
Peptide and polypeptide signalling molecules
Structure and classes of receptors137
Structure and classes of receptors
Receptor–ligand interactions145
Receptor–ligand interactions
Receptor–ligand co-evolution
Osmoregulation, metabolism and energy production
Osmoregulation
Role of prolactin161
Role of prolactin
Feeding and appetite regulation
Neural circuitry associated with feeding173
Neural circuitry associated with feeding
Chapter summary183
Growth and development
Growth and the growth hormone, prolactin, somatolactin superfamily
Metamorphosis and development
Sexual differentiation205
Sexual differentiation
Mechanisms of ageing
Chapter summary211
Biological rhythms
Origin of biological clocks
Circadian rhythms217
Circadian rhythms
Infradian rhythms
Clock circuitry in vertebrates
The role of melatonin
Chapter summary239
Stress, arousal and homeostatic challenge
Physiology and behaviour associated with stress
Components of the stress-response system
Corticotrophin-releasing factor superfamily of peptides
Integration of HPA/I components with other systems
Reproduction
Selection of sexual reproduction
Regulation of reproduction
Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone
Gonadotrophins and their regulation
Neuroendocrine regulation of the HPG axis295
Neuroendocrine regulation of the HPG axis
Pregnancy, parturition and lactation
Seasonal reproduction
Reproduction and stress301
Reproduction and stress
Chapter summary305
Behaviour, learning and memory
Basic behavioural circuits
Memory
Motivation: Reward and fear
Hormonal facilitation of behaviour
Galanin modulation of neurological circuits323
Galanin modulation of neurological circuits
An integrated approach to behavioural modulation
Neurodegeneration and trauma325
Neurodegeneration and trauma
Chapter summary327
Pheromones and chemo-attractants
Evolution of pheromones
Classification of pheromones
Pheromones in invertebrates
Pheromones in vertebrates337
Pheromones in vertebrates
Physiological actions of vertebrate pheromones
Pheromones in mammals
Xenobiotics and hormone mimics
Types of xenobiotics
Vertebrate toxins and defences
Toxins and xenobiotics in invertebrates353
Toxins and xenobiotics in invertebrates
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Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

Neuroendocrinology: An Integrated Approach

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There has been an explosion of interest in the field of neuroendocrinology over the last twenty years with the discovery of neurohormones regulating virtually everything from growth and development to sexual and aggressive behavior.

This book provides a much-needed introduction to neuroendocrinology from a zoological and evolutionary perspective. It covers the evolution, development and description of the neuroendocrine system throughout the animal kingdom.

Specific topics covered include:

The Evolution of early neuroendocrine systems in primitive animals Structural characterisation, molecular biology and biochemistry of neuroendocrine agents A profiles section on unusual aspects of neuroendocrine physiology written by leaders in the field A unique section on the actions of environmental chemicals effect neuroendocrine systems in various species
There has been an explosion of interest in the field of neuroendocrinology over the last twenty years with the discovery of neurohormones regulating virtually everything from growth and development to sexual and aggressive behavior.

This book provides a much-needed introduction to neuroendocrinology from a zoological and evolutionary perspective. It covers the evolution, development and description of the neuroendocrine system throughout the animal kingdom.

Specific topics covered include:

The Evolution of early neuroendocrine systems in primitive animals Structural characterisation, molecular biology and biochemistry of neuroendocrine agents A profiles section on unusual aspects of neuroendocrine physiology written by leaders in the field A unique section on the actions of environmental chemicals effect neuroendocrine systems in various species

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