Invertebrate Endocrinology and Hormonal Heterophylly

  • Walter J. Burdette

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Invertebrate Endocrinology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hormonal Control of Metamorphosis

      1. Vincent B. Wigglesworth
        Pages 3-6
      2. Kenneth J. Judy
        Pages 7-28
      3. Masatoshi Kobayashi, Masayoshi Yamazaki
        Pages 29-42
      4. Peter Karlson
        Pages 43-54
      5. Constantin E. Sekeris
        Pages 55-78
      6. Walter J. Burdette, James E. Carver Jr.
        Pages 87-110
    3. Assays

      1. Masatoshi Kobayashi, Masayoshi Yamazaki
        Pages 113-120
      2. John S. Bjerke, Herbert Röller
        Pages 130-139
    4. Biosynthesis and Degradation of Invertebrate Hormones

      1. David Shaw King, John B. Siddall
        Pages 147-152
      2. J. A. Thomson, D. H. S. Horn, M. N. Galbraith, E. J. Middleton
        Pages 153-160
      3. Manfred Metzler, Karl H. Dahm, Dietrich Meyer, Herbert Röller
        Pages 176-182
  3. Isolation, Distribution, and Supply of Invertebrate Hormones, Phytohormones, and Analogs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Ecdysones

      1. H. Hikino, T. Takemoto
        Pages 185-203
      2. Koji Nakanishi, M. Koreeda, D. A. Schooley
        Pages 204-217
      3. Shuntaro Ogawa, Nobushige Nishimoto, Hiroyuki Matsuda
        Pages 218-232
    3. Juvenile Hormone

      1. Herbert Röller, Karl H. Dahm
        Pages 235-238
  4. Hormones and Protein Synthesis in Mammals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. L. S. Hnilica, Y. H. Tsai, T. C. Spelsberg
      Pages 241-269
    3. A. Clark Griffin, Dianne D. Black
      Pages 281-294
    4. Antonio Orengo
      Pages 295-309
    5. Earl F. Walborg Jr., N. Burr Furlong
      Pages 310-319
  5. Hormonal Heterophylly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. The Concept

      1. Walter J. Burdette
        Pages 331-337
    3. Pharmacology

      1. Shuntaro Ogawa, Nobushige Nishimoto, Hiroyuki Matsuda
        Pages 341-344
    4. Effect of Invertebrate Hormones and Analogs on Tumors

      1. Walter J. Burdette
        Pages 351-367
    5. Action of Invertebrate Hormones on Vertebrate Tissues

      1. Mitsuru Uchiyama, Tadahiko Otaka
        Pages 375-400
      2. Mitsuru Uchiyama, Takemi Yoshida
        Pages 401-416
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 417-437

About this book


ull recognition of the important role that hormones play in the growth, F differentiation, and function of insects was preceded by rather advanced information about identity and action of mammalian hormones. However, extirpation and transplantation of endocrine glands in insects and segmental ligation of larvae gradually yielded knowledge about the location of endo­ crine cells in insects and led to labeling their hormonal product with appropriate names. The development of relatively sensitive assays permitted the separation of active extracts of the hormones associated with meta­ morphosis and quickened the pace of discovery. Finally, identification of structural formulae of natural hormones now has provided the means for detailed study of biochemical events with which they are associated. In the meantime, better interpretation of the mechanism for morphologic and functional effects of hormones in vertebrates has come about through knowledge of binding of hormones in target tissues, feed-back, and other mechanisms. There has been a prodigious increase in information recently, not only about the structure of molting and juvenile hormones, but also about their molecular action, as well as recognition of problems still posed by their of origin, and relation to genic derepression. biosynthesis, interactions, sites Discovery and study of phytohormones and analogs has added interest and amplified techniques for investigation.


biosynthesis endocrine gland endocrinology growth hormone

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter J. Burdette
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of TexasHoustonUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-65771-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-65769-6
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