Neuroendocrine Perspectives

  • John A. H. Wass
  • Maurice F. Scanlon
Conference proceedings

Part of the Neuroendocrine Perspectives book series (NEUROENDOCRINE, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Developing Areas of Neuroendocrine Research

    1. M. F. Scanlon
      Pages 1-2
    2. R. H. Goodman, M. Verhave, S. Kasper, T. Tsukada, K. Walton, G. Mandel et al.
      Pages 3-15
    3. W. Robberecht, C. Denef
      Pages 17-25
    4. S. Melmed
      Pages 27-40
    5. L. Vicentini, A. Pandiella, J. Meldolesi
      Pages 41-46
    6. C. J. Heijnen, A. Kavelaars, R. E. Ballieux
      Pages 53-64
    7. D. Ganten, K. Lindpaintner, R. E. Lang, Th. Unger
      Pages 65-73
    8. J. T. Fitzsimons
      Pages 75-88
    9. M. D. Lewis, S. E. Thomas, J. M. Kendall, G. Spurlock, M. A. Mir, M. F. Scanlon
      Pages 89-93
    10. J. Domin, S. R. Bloom
      Pages 95-103
  3. The Control of Gonadotropin Secretion

    1. J. A. H. Wass
      Pages 105-106
    2. H. D. Mason, M. Sagle, D. W. Polson, D. Kiddy, J. Adams, S. Franks
      Pages 135-142
    3. J. H. Steel, Q. Hamid, S. Van Noorden, L. Chandrachud, P. Jones, P. Denny et al.
      Pages 143-153
    4. J. G. Baird, A. B. Cubitt, B. L. Brown, P. R. M. Dobson
      Pages 155-162
    5. E. Ciccarelli, E. Ghigo, L. Savino, C. Miola, A. Bertagna, F. Camanni
      Pages 163-166

About these proceedings


In the first section of this volume, we have attempted to bring together some of the papers that reflect exciting new areas of development in relation to neuroendocrine investigation. Very recently, specific nucleotide recognition sequences for thyroid hormones, steroid hormones and the fundamental intracellular regulator, cyclic AMP, have been determined. In this section, the preliminary characterization and investigation of the nuclear binding proteins that mediate the actions of cAMP are described. Not only does this represent an important advance in cell biology, but it may represent a further level of alteration in control in normal and disease states. Intercellular pituitary "cross talk" is well described in the in vitro setting. The active molecules are clearly It is now important able to exert significant actions at the subnanomolar level. to design experiments in order to define the precise physiological relevance of these novel and potentially important observations. Paracrine and autocrine cellular interactions are of established importance in growth control in a variety of body tissues. But it is only very recently that the investigation of normal and abnormal anterior pituitary growth has reached the forefront of neuroendocrine research. This is perhaps surprising, beause the inhibitory effects of doapmine agonism on lactotroph growth and differentiation have been appreciated for some time. The anterior pituitary gland produces numerous growth factors that exert a variety of functional effects on pituitary hormone synthesis and release.


Gonadotropin catecholamines clonidine growth factor neurons neuropeptides prolactin

Editors and affiliations

  • John A. H. Wass
    • 1
  • Maurice F. Scanlon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EndocrinologySt. Bartholomew’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of Wales College of MedicineCardiffUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8117-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-3478-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-0617
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