Cellular Biochemistry of Hormone Action in Brain and Pituitary

  • Bruce S. McEwen


With the introduction of tritium-labeling techniques for steroid hormones in the late 1950s, the investigation of the cellular biochemistry of hormone action made enormous advances. More recent development of iodination procedures for thyroid hormone and protein hormones has made possible the investigation of the action of these hormones at the molecular level. We are now in a position to see the broad outlines of two major modes of hormone action on target cells, and a discussion of this topic forms the central theme around which this chapter revolves.


Thyroid Hormone Hormone Action Sexual Differentiation Thyrotropin Release Hormone Gonadal Steroid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce S. McEwen
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of NeuroendocrinologyThe Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA

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