The Leydig Cell in Health and Disease

  • Anita H. Payne
  • Matthew P. Hardy

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Historical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Kent Christensen
      Pages 3-30
  3. Cell Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Syed G. Haider, Gisela Servos, Nicole Tran
      Pages 33-45
    3. Humphrey Hung-Chang Yao, Ivraym Barsoum
      Pages 47-54
    4. Renshan Ge, Matthew P. Hardy
      Pages 55-70
    5. Frederick P. Prince
      Pages 71-89
    6. Katja Teerds, Eddy Rijntjes
      Pages 91-116
    7. Haolin Chen, Andrew Midzak, Lin-di Luo, Barry R. Zirkin
      Pages 117-131
  4. Steroidogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Salman Azhar, Eve Reaven
      Pages 135-148
    3. Douglas M. Stocco
      Pages 149-155
    4. Anita H. Payne
      Pages 157-171
    5. Peter J. O’Shaughnessy, Heather Johnston, Paul Joseph Baker
      Pages 173-179
    6. Daniel P. Sherbet, Richard J. Auchus
      Pages 181-188
    7. Serge Carreau
      Pages 189-195
    8. Kelly Bonner Engel, Gloria Vincz Callard
      Pages 207-224
  5. Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Maria L. Dufau, Chon-Hwa Tsai-Morris
      Pages 227-252
    3. Varadaraj Chandrashekar, Andrzej Bartke
      Pages 263-277
    4. Richard Ivell, Ross A. D. Bathgate
      Pages 279-289
    5. Artur Mayerhofer
      Pages 291-304
    6. Gail P. Risbridger, Christopher Butler
      Pages 323-331
    7. Stephen M. Eacker, Robert E. Braun
      Pages 345-362
  6. Physiology and Applied Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Paul M. D. Foster
      Pages 383-392
    3. Craig Marc Luetjens, Joachim Wistuba, Gerhard Weinbauer, Eberhard Nieschlag
      Pages 415-442
    4. Ronald S. Swerdloff, Christina Wang
      Pages 443-458
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 459-471

About this book


Nearly ten years after they published the first book devoted entirely to the Leydig cell, Matthew Hardy and Anita Payne have collaborated again to provide a comprehensive study of this fascinating and important cell type. The Leydig Cell in Health and Disease presents all of the developments in our understanding of Leydig cell biology and explores a wide variety of current and potential clinical applications. All aspects of Leydig cell biology, development, regulation, and physiology are explored in thirty-one expertly written chapters. The Leydig Cell in Health and Disease explores topics of great interest to the private sector, including the possible application of steroidogenesis discoveries to androgen synthesis or suppressing Leydig cell function as a key mechnanism in the development of a male contraceptive. This in-depth volume is an invaluable resource for information on the science and application of Leydig cell biology and function.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anita H. Payne
    • 1
  • Matthew P. Hardy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyStanford University School of MedicineStanford
  2. 2.Center for Biomedical ResearchPopulation CouncilNew York

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-754-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-453-7
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