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

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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Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-5507-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-5505-2
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