An Introduction to Neuroendocrinology by Michael Wilkinson

By Michael Wilkinson

How does the mind control sexual habit, or regulate our bodyweight? How can we do something about rigidity? Addressing those questions and lots of extra along with, this completely revised new version displays the numerous advances which were made within the research of neuroendocrinology during the last two decades. The textual content examines the significance of the hypothalamus in regulating hormone secretion from the endocrine glands, describing novel websites of hormone liberate together with bone, middle, skeletal muscle and liver. The function of steroid hormone, neurotransmitter and peptide receptors, and the molecular responses of aim tissues, is built-in into the dialogue of the neuroendocrine mind, specially via alterations in gene expression. specific recognition is hooked up to neuropeptides, together with their profound impression on habit. entire with new full-color figures all through, in addition to assessment and essay questions for every bankruptcy, this can be an awesome source for undergraduate and graduate scholars of neuroscience, psychology, biology and body structure.

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5). Aldosterone is the primary mineralocorticoid produced by the outer layer of the cortex. Aldosterone secretion is stimulated when sodium ions (Na+) in the blood are decreased. Aldosterone acts to increase the reabsorption of sodium ions in the kidneys, salivary glands and sweat glands. The synthesis and release of the glucocorticoids (cortisol in humans, and corticosterone in rats) is stimulated by adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), released from the anterior pituitary gland (Chapter 3). 2).

Svg#file. g. sheep) Skin pigmentation Gonadal function Sleep/jet lag? 2 Pancreas (Islets of Langerhans) Insulin (β cells), glucagon (α cells), somatostatin (δ cells), and pancreatic polypeptide (F cells). g. g. 1 The pineal gland Melatonin is the main hormone secreted by the pineal gland and secretion is normally high during the night. 5) and in the management of depression, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s Disease, diabetes, obesity, migraine, and cancer (Singh and Jadhav 2014). In some mammals, melatonin mediates reproductive activity in response to changes in environmental light cycles.

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