Basic and Clinical Aspects of Growth Hormone

  • Barry B. Bercu

Part of the Serono Symposia, USA book series (SERONOSYMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Processing of Growth Hormone

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Norman L. Eberhardt, Peter A. Cattini, Linda N. Peritz, John D. Baxter, Randy Isaacs, Daniel F. Catanzaro et al.
      Pages 3-12
    3. Gerhard Baumann
      Pages 13-31
    4. U. J. Lewis, R. N. P. Singh, L. J. Lewis, N. Abadi
      Pages 43-55
    5. John A. Phillips III
      Pages 57-67
    6. John A. Phillips III
      Pages 69-70
  3. Neuroendocrine Regulation of Growth Hormone Secretion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Eugenio E. Muller, Vittorio Locatelli, Silvano G. Cella, Sandro Loche, Ezio Ghigo, Daniela Cocchi et al.
      Pages 83-94
    3. Hiroo Imura, Yuzuru Kato, Naoki Hattori
      Pages 95-103
  4. Assessment of Growth Hormone Secretion in Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Kerstin Albertsson-Wikland, Sten Rosberg
      Pages 109-118
    3. R. Rappaport, M. Fontoura, R. Brauner
      Pages 143-155
    4. W. S. Evans, K. Y. Ho, A. C. S. Faria, R. J. Krieg Jr., P. M. Martha Jr., D. A. Leong et al.
      Pages 157-172
    5. Hans-Jurgen Quabbe
      Pages 173-183
  5. Growth Hormone Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. H. Maurice Goodman, Erela Gorin, Genevieve Grichting, Thomas W. Honeyman, Jaroslaw Szecowka, Lih-Ruey Tai et al.
      Pages 189-198
    3. O. G. P. Isaksson, J. Isgaard, A. Nilsson, A. Lindahl
      Pages 199-211
    4. E. R. Froesch, H. P. Guler, M. Ernst, C. Schmid, E. Scheiwiller, J. Zapf
      Pages 213-222
    5. Naomi Hizuka, Kazue Takano, Kumiko Asakawa, Izumi Sukegawa, Reiko Horikawa, Hiroyuki Kikuchi et al.
      Pages 223-231
    6. Matthew M. Rechler, Yvonne W-H. Yang, Alexandra L. Brown, Joyce A. Romanus, Sallie O. Adams, Wieland Kiess et al.
      Pages 233-249
    7. J. S. Sussenbach, P. de Pagter-Holthuizen, M. Jansen, J. L. Van den Brande
      Pages 251-258
    8. A. Joseph D’Ercole
      Pages 259-260
  6. Therapeutic Effects of Growth Hormone

  7. New Applications of Growth Hormone Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Ron G. Rosenfeld, Raymond L. Hintz, Ann J. Johanson, Barry Sherman, the Genentech Collaborative Group
      Pages 331-337
    3. James McK. Manson, Douglas W. Wilmore
      Pages 339-346
    4. Robert M. Blizzard
      Pages 367-372
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 373-380

About this book


In this era of proliferation of synthetic growth hormone in the marketplace, there is a parallel and accentuated interest in growth hormone in the scientific arena. Because many more people can be treated with available growth hormone, clinicians must be prepared to answer hard questions regarding appropriate therapeutic usage and their decisions should be based on substantiated research in growth hormone. In June 1987, an international group of basic and clinical inves­ tigators gathered in Tampa, Florida, to address these issues and to further explore the very nature of growth hormone. The presentations contained within this book bring together their most current and vital research related to growth hormone. Section I deals with an examination of the molecular and biochemical events which define the growth hormone process. In Section II the neuroregulation of growth hormone secretion is highlighted from contrasting perspectives. The third section emphasizes and defines methods of diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency states. Section IV reviews the physiology, biochemistry and molecular actions of growth hormone and somatomedin. Section V represents an assessment of growth hormone treatment for various disorders, and the sixth section expands current uses of growth hormone therapy as it evolves into the next decade. The symposium upon which this book is based proved to be a dynamic blending of scholarly interaction between basic and clinical scientists. I am indebted to the participants whose worthy contributions are reflected in these pages.


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  • Barry B. Bercu
    • 1
  1. 1.University of South FloridaTampaUSA

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