Relaxin 2000

Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Relaxin & Related Peptides 22–27 October 2000, Broome, Australia

  • Geoffrey W. Tregear
  • Richard Ivell
  • Ross A. Bathgate
  • John D. Wade

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Plenary lecture

  3. Reproductive physiology of relaxin I: Perimpartum period

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. O. David Sherwood, Shuangping Zhao
      Pages 27-34
    3. Gerson Weiss, Smita Palejwala, Linda Tseng, Laura T. Goldsmith
      Pages 41-45
    4. Ling Zhao, Peter J. Roche, Jenny M. Gunnerson, Chrishan Samuel, Vicki E. Hammond, Felix Beck et al.
      Pages 47-51
  4. Reproductive physiology of relaxin II: Uterus & Implantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Elaine N. Unemori, Martyn Lewis, Beverly H. Grove, Usha Deshpande
      Pages 65-72
    3. Judy Lenhart, Kathleen Ohleth, Peter Ryan, Janet Wang-Lee, Carol Bagnell
      Pages 83-89
    4. Peter Ryan, Wendy Vaala, Karen Bennett-Wimbush, Carol Bagnell
      Pages 91-99
    5. Suresh B. Pillai, O. David Sherwood, Robert D. Koos
      Pages 109-113
    6. Thomas Klonisch, Christine Froehlich, Frank Tetens, Bernd Fischer, Sabine Hombach-Klonisch
      Pages 127-128
    7. Randall H. Renegar
      Pages 129-136
  5. Reproductive physiology of relaxin III: Ovary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Svenja Verhagen, Almuth Einspanier
      Pages 139-144
    3. Ross A. D. Bathgate, Andrew Siebel, Antonia Claasz, Mary Macris, Geoffrey W. Tregear, Laura J. Parry
      Pages 145-146
    4. Dieter Schams, Bajram Berisha, Werner Amselgruber, Michaela Kosmann, Ralf Einspanier
      Pages 147-148
    5. Ping Fu, Jennifer Gunnersen, Geoffrey Tregear, Peter Roche
      Pages 149-150
  6. Cardiovascular physiology of relaxin

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Martyn Lewis, Usha Deshpande, Lorenzo Guzman, Beverly H. Grove, Xinfan Huang, Mark E. Erikson et al.
      Pages 159-167
    3. Kirk P. Conrad, Lee A. Danielson, Jacquelien N. Novak, Laurie J. Kerchner, Robin E. Gandley, O. David Sherwood et al.
      Pages 169-176
    4. Per Kristiansson, J. X. Wang
      Pages 177-182
    5. Julianne J. Reid, Ng-Hi Tran, Geoffrey W. Tregear, Peter J. Roche
      Pages 183-184
    6. Xiao-Jun Du, Ling Zhao, Xiao-Ming Gao, Geoffrey W. Tregear
      Pages 185-188
  7. Physiology of relaxin I: Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Alastair J. S. Summerlee, Josh D. Silvertown
      Pages 191-199
    3. Michael J. McKinley, Peta Burns, Liana Colvill, Michelle Giles, Puspha Sinnayah, Nana Sunn et al.
      Pages 201-208
    4. Tanya C. D. Burazin, Pamela J. Davern, Michael J. McKinley, Geoffrey W. Tregear
      Pages 209-214
    5. Alastair J. S. Summerlee, Roman S. Poterski, Brian C. Wilson
      Pages 215-216
    6. Yean Yeow Tan, Geoffrey W. Tregear, Roger J. Summers
      Pages 217-218
  8. Physiology of relaxin II: Male

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. David J. Hornsby, Roman S. Poterski, Alastair J. S. Summerlee
      Pages 225-228
  9. Preparation of relaxin & related peptides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Geoffrey W. Tregear, Marc N. Mathieu, Nicola F. Dawson, Kathryn J. Smith, Antonia A. Claasz, Andrew B. Clippingdale et al.
      Pages 231-236
    3. Hartmut Echner, Franz P. Armbruster, Wolfgang Voelter
      Pages 237-238
    4. Marc N. Mathieu, Courtney P. Bond, John D. Wade, Roger J. Summers, Geoffrey W. Tregear
      Pages 239-240
    5. Marc N. Mathieu, John D. Wade, Yean-Yeow Tan, Roger J. Summers, Geoffrey W. Tregear
      Pages 241-242
    6. Antonia A. Claasz, Ross A. Bathgate, Nicola F. Dawson, Roger J. Summers, Laszlo Otvos Jr., Geoffrey W. Tregear et al.
      Pages 243-246
    7. Nicola F. Dawson, Mary Macris, Roger J. Summers, Yean-Yeow Tan, Geoffrey W. Tregear, John D. Wade
      Pages 247-248
    8. Nicola F. Dawson, Yean-Yeow Tan, Roger J. Summers, Mary Macris, Laszlo Otvos Jr., Geoffrey W. Tregear et al.
      Pages 249-250

About this book


The first international forum on relaxin was a workshop held in Hawaii in 1980. This was followed by the Kroc Foundation conference in Santa Ynes, California in 1981 and then the First International Congress on the Hormone Relaxin in Florence in 1982. After a hiatus of several years, the Second International Congress on the Hormone Relaxin was held in Adelaide in 1994. Since that time, the enormous advances in molecular biology and protein chemistry have led to a stellar growth in relaxin research. Novel sites of action of the hormone have been elucidated, numerous new mammalian primary structures determined, more detailed mechanisms of action postulated, the control of relaxin secretion better understood, non-pregnant roles of the hormone identified, and, importantly, relaxin-related peptides (particularly INSL 3 and 5) identified and possible synergistic actions with relaxin proposed. A raft of novel clinical applications of relaxin has also been explored. Together, these exciting developments made the time ripe for a third international conference. We were therefore delighted to welcome many colleagues, old and new, at Relaxin 2000, the first international forum on relaxin and related peptides in the new Millennium. This conference, which we hope will now be held every four to five years, was held at the Cable Beach Inter-Continental Resort at the delightful old pearling town of Broome in the far north-west of Australia from 22-27 October, 2000.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey W. Tregear
    • 1
  • Richard Ivell
    • 2
  • Ross A. Bathgate
    • 1
  • John D. Wade
    • 1
  1. 1.Howard Florey InstituteUniversity of MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Institute for Hormone and Fertility ResearchHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5845-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2877-5
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