Principles of Endocrinology and Hormone Action

  • Antonino Belfiore
  • Derek LeRoith
Living reference work

Part of the Endocrinology book series (ENDOCR)

Table of contents

  1. Angela M. Leung, Alan P. Farwell
  2. Linda Johnston Rohrbasser, Hussain Alsaffar, Joanne Blair
  3. Joseph G. Verbalis
  4. Trevor E. Angell, Stephen A. Huang, Erik K. Alexander
  5. Christopher S. Kovacs
  6. Filippo Ceccato, Carla Scaroni, Marco Boscaro
  7. Alessandro Ilacqua, Davide Francomano, Antonio Aversa
  8. M. O. Verhoeven, C. B. Lambalk
  9. Jens F. Rehfeld
  10. Adolfo J. de Bold, John C. Burnett Jr., Jens Peter Goetze
  11. Valentina Lo Preiato, Valentina Vicennati, Alessandra Gambineri, Uberto Pagotto
  12. Massimo Mannelli, Gian Paolo Rossi, Paul-Emmanuel Vanderriele, Gabriele Parenti
  13. Sara A. DiVall, Carolina DiBlasi
  14. Kelly Kuo, David Hackney, Sam Mesiano
  15. Changhan D. Lee, Valter D. Longo
  16. Elizabeth Lowden, Peter Kopp
  17. Fady Hannah-Shmouni, Constantine A. Stratakis
  18. Noemi Malandrino, Robert J. Smith

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