Animal Growth Regulation

  • Dennis R. Campion
  • Gary J. Hausman
  • Roy J. Martin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. C. L. Ferrell
    Pages 1-19
  3. E. Martin Spencer
    Pages 21-47
  4. G. J. Hausman, D. E. Jewell, E. J. Hentges
    Pages 49-68
  5. William R. Dayton, Marcia R. Hathaway
    Pages 69-90
  6. Jeffrey D. Turner, Jan Novakofski, Peter J. Bechtel
    Pages 91-101
  7. Holly E. Richter, Ronald R. Young, Debra M. Moriarity
    Pages 103-122
  8. Dennis R. Campion, William Kelly Jones Jr.
    Pages 123-140
  9. Darrel E. Goll, William C. Kleese, Adam Szpacenko
    Pages 141-183
  10. Peter J. Reeds
    Pages 183-210
  11. Roy J. Martin, J. Lee Beverly, Gary E. Truett
    Pages 211-235
  12. William J. Millard
    Pages 237-255
  13. R. Dean Boyd, Dale E. Bauman
    Pages 257-293
  14. Norman C. Steele, Theodore H. Elsasser
    Pages 295-315
  15. J. Joe Ford, John Klindt
    Pages 317-336
  16. Vernon G. Pursel, Caird E. Rexroad Jr., Douglas J. Rolt
    Pages 359-375
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 401-405

About this book

Introduction

The biotechnological advances of recent years have put us on the brink of unprecedented gains in animal productivity. Manipulation of animal growth rate and composition of gain is now possible by a variety of techniques. Ex­ amples include ingestion of beta-adrenergic agonists, injection of somatotropin, castration, immunization, and gene insertion. Animal Growth Regulation ad­ dresses modem concepts of growth regulation with an emphasis on agricul­ turally important animals. This emphasis is not exclusive, as many situations exist in which the only information available was generated in other species, and this information has been included for the sake of clarity and completeness. However, because of the overall orientation of this volume, particular attention has been given to the regulation of skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, and bone growth. Certain hormones and growth factors have a profound influence on growth regulation and this basic physiological knowledge is being harnessed to maniplilate growth. Thus, considerable emphasis has been given to growth hor­ mone-somatomedinlinsulinlike growth factor regulation of cell and tissue growth. The involvement of peptides coded by protooncogenes and of negative growth regulators, such as transforming growth factor-l3, represents an emerging area of molecular biology wherein basic knowledge offers potential exploitation for growth manipulation. Opportunities also exist for regulation of protein turn­ over, especially from the standpoint of protein degradation. Therefore, a place was reserved for these topics in order to provide relevant basic knowledge.

Keywords

Peptide Translation bone metabolism oncogenes physiology skeletal muscle tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis R. Campion
    • 1
  • Gary J. Hausman
    • 2
  • Roy J. Martin
    • 3
  1. 1.Agricultural Research ServiceUnited States Department of AgriculturePeoriaUSA
  2. 2.Agricultural Research Service, Richard B. Russell Agricultural Research CenterUnited States Department of AgricultureAthensUSA
  3. 3.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-8872-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-8874-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-8872-2
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