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Edited by Gianluca Aimaretti Co-Editors: Paolo Marzullo and Flavia Prodam .

480 pages .
Open Access .

The purpose of the present volume is to focus on more recent aspects of the complex regulation of hormonal action, in particular in 3 different hot fields: metabolism, growth and reproduction.
Modern approaches to the physiology and pathology of endocrine glands are based on cellular and molecular investigation of genes, peptide, hormones, protein cascade at different levels. In all of the chapters in the book all, or at least some, of these aspects are described in order to increase the endocrine knowledge.
In the first section, the chapters are focused on gastrointestinal hormones and their interactions with food intake and energy expenditure, adipose tissue function and metabolism, regulation of glucose metabolism and their clinical alterations in human and animal models.
The second section on growth and reproduction show new advances in these field with specific focus on pediatric endocrinology, with contributions on reproduction and pubertal development.
The third section is on gynecological endocrinology, related in particular on common clinical problem.
We are grateful to all contributors to this volume for sharing their in-depth insight and wisdom. These will undoubtedly make it as a successful reference for all the readers interested in endocrinology: physiology, patho-physiology, comparative and clinical aspects.
We hope that the reader of this book will be inspired by the scientific contributions from the forefront of research to further their own scientific and clinical achievements for the ultimate purpose of benefiting in their scientific work, inducing new creative ideas that will stem from reading it.

Editor: Gianluca Aimaretti
Co-Editors: Paolo Marzullo and Flavia Prodam
University “A. Avogadro” of the Eastern Piedmont, Novara,



Part 1 Metabolism .

 1 The Gut Peptide Hormone Family, Motilin and Ghrelin 3 Ichiro Sakata and Takafumi Sakai

 2 Functions of Adipose Tissue and Adipokines in Health and Disease 15 Francisca Lago, Rodolfo Gómez, Javier Conde, Morena Scotece, Carlos Dieguez and Oreste Gualillo

 3 Glucokinase as a Glucose Sensor in Hypothalamus - Regulation by Orexigenic and Anorexigenic Peptides 33 Carmen Sanz, Isabel Roncero, Elvira Alvarez, Verónica Hurtado and Enrique Blázquez

4 ‘Exercise-Eating Linkage’ Mediated by Neuro-Endocrine Axis and the Relevance in Regulation of Appetite and Energy Balance for Prevention of Obesity 59 Takahiro Yoshikawa

 5 Estrogen Receptors in Glucose Homeostasis 69 Malin Hedengran Faulds and Karin Dahlman-Wright

 6 Expression of Neuropeptide Y of GIFT Tilapia (Oreochromis sp.) in Yeast Pichia Pastoris and Its Stimulatory Effects on Food Intake and Growth 85 Guangzhong Wang, Caiyun Sun, Haoran Lin and Wensheng Li

 7 Hormones and Metabolism in Poultry 111 Colin G. Scanes

 8 Metabolic Control Targets for Patients with Type 1 Diabetes in Clinical Practice 133 María Gloria Baena-Nieto, Cristina López-Tinoco, Jose Ortego-Rojo and Manuel Aguilar-Diosdado

 9 Generation of Insulin Producing Cells for the Treatment of Diabetes 157 Guo Cai Huang and Min Zhao

Part 2 Growth and Reproduction .

 10 GH-IGF-IGFBP Axis and Metabolic Profile in Short Children Born Small for Gestational Age 175 Daniëlle C.M. van der Kaay and Anita C.S. Hokken-Koelega

 11 Failure to Thrive: Overview of Diagnosis and Management 201 Ayse Pinar Cemeroglu, Lora Kleis and Beth Robinson-Wolfe

 12 Hormonal Regulation of Circadian Pacemaker in Ovary and Uterus 217 Masa-aki Hattori

 13 Role of Leptin in the Reproduction and Metabolism: Focus on Regulation by Seasonality in Animals 233 Malgorzata Szczesna and Dorota A. Zieba

 14 Attenuin: What It Is, How It Works and What It Does 259 Ana Gordon, José C. Garrido-Gracia, Rafaela Aguilar, Carmina Bellido, Juana Martín de las Mulas and José E. Sánchez-Criado

 15 Calcitonin Functions Both as a Hypocalcemic Hormone and Stimulator of Steroid Production and Oocyte Maturation in Ovarian Follicles of Common Carp, Cyprinus carpio 279 Dilip Mukherjee, Sourav Kundu, Kousik Pramanick, Sudipta Paul and Buddhadev Mallick

 16 Ascidians: New Model Organisms for Reproductive Endocrinology 313 Honoo Satake, Tsuyoshi Kawada, Masato Aoyama, Toshio Sekiguchi and Tsubasa Sakai

17 Estrogen Receptors in Leukocytes - Possible Impact on Inflammatory Processes in the Female Reproductive System 337 Chellakkan Selvanesan Blesson

Part 3 Gynecological Endocrinology .

18 Physiological Relevance of Pregnanolone Isomers and Their Polar Conjugates with Respect to the Gender, Menstrual Cycle and Pregnancy 353 Martin Hill, Antonín Pařízek, Radmila Kancheva,
David Cibula, Nikolaj Madzarov and Luboslav Stárka

 19 Menstrual Cycle Disturbances at Reproductive Age 381 Skałba Piotr

 20 Primary and Secondary Amenorrhea 427 Valentina Chiavaroli, Ebe D’Adamo, Laura Diesse, Tommaso de Giorgis, Francesco Chiarelli and Angelika Mohn

 21 The Management of Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding 447 Aytul Corbacioglu

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