Table of contents

  1. Andrew J. Brooks, Farhad Dehkhoda, Birthe B. Kragelund
  2. Hanna Pincas, Javier González-Maeso, Frederique Ruf-Zamojski, Stuart C. Sealfon
  3. Fady Hannah-Shmouni, Constantine A. Stratakis
  4. Changhan D. Lee, Valter D. Longo
  5. Sandra Incerpi, Paul J. Davis, Jens Z. Pedersen, Antonia Lanni
  6. M. O. Verhoeven, C. B. Lambalk
  7. Elizabeth Lowden, Peter Kopp
  8. Noemi Malandrino, Robert J. Smith
  9. Filippo Ceccato, Carla Scaroni, Marco Boscaro
  10. Kelly Kuo, David Hackney, Sam Mesiano
  11. Jens F. Rehfeld
  12. Adolfo J. de Bold, John C. Burnett Jr., Jens Peter Goetze
  13. Salvatore Piro, Francesca Urbano, Franco Folli, Giovanna Finzi, Lorella Marselli, Piero Marchetti
  14. Massimo Mannelli, Gian Paolo Rossi, Paul-Emmanuel Vanderriele, Gabriele Parenti
  15. Valentina Lo Preiato, Valentina Vicennati, Alessandra Gambineri, Uberto Pagotto
  16. Angela M. Leung, Alan P. Farwell
  17. Sara A. DiVall, Carolina DiBlasi
  18. Linda Johnston Rohrbasser, Hussain Alsaffar, Joanne Blair
  19. Christopher S. Kovacs
  20. Alessandro Ilacqua, Davide Francomano, Antonio Aversa
  21. Joseph G. Verbalis
  22. Trevor E. Angell, Stephen A. Huang, Erik K. Alexander

About this book


This volume provides comprehensive coverage of the current knowledge of the physiology of the endocrine system and hormone synthesis and release, transport, and action at the molecular and cellular levels. It presents essential as well as in-depth information of value to both medical students and specialists in Endocrinology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine. Although it is well established that the endocrine system regulates essential functions involved in growth, reproduction, and homeostasis, it is increasingly being recognized that this complex regulatory system comprises not only hormones secreted by the classic endocrine glands but also hormones and regulatory factors produced by many organs, and involves extensive crosstalk with the neural and immune system. At the same time, our knowledge of the molecular basis of hormone action has greatly improved. Understanding this complexity of endocrine physiology is crucial to prevent endocrine disorders, to improve the sensitivity of our diagnostic tools, and to provide the rationale for pharmacological, immunological, or genetic interventions. It is such understanding that this book is designed to foster.


Endocrine and metabolic regulation Endocrine physiology Endocrine system Hormone regulation and action Molecular endocrinology

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonino Belfiore
    • 1
  • Derek LeRoith
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Health SciencesUniversity Magna Graecia of CatanzaroCatanzaroItaly
  2. 2.Diabetes and Metabolism Clinical ResearcClinical Research Institute at Rambam (CHaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27318-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2510-1927
  • Series Online ISSN 2510-1935