This book elucidates the role of brain-gut peptides in neuroendocrine regulation for understanding how these peptides interact with the reproductive neuroendocrine axis and for developing novel therapeutic agents for fertility or contraceptive therapies.
Table of Contents
Influence of Ovarian Hormones on the Regulation of Luteinizing Hormone and Prolactin Release by Angiotensin II (M.K. Steele, L.S. Myers, C.F. Deschepper, W.F. Ganong, K.N. Stephenson, and R.L. Shackelford). Renin-Angiotensin System in Female Reproductive Organs (Robert C. Speth, Kevin L. Grove, and Cesario S. Zamora). Renin-Angiotensin System in Male Reproductive Organs (Kevin L. Grove, Robert C. Speth, and Cesario S. Zamora). Neurohypophyseal Hormones and Reproductive Hormone Secretion (C. Johnston). Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide: A Neural Modulator of Endocrine Function (Willis K. Samson and Marc E. Freeman). Reproductive Neuroendocrine Effects of Neuropeptide Y and Related Peptides (John K. McDonald, Ph.D.). Opioids and Induction of Ovulation: Mediation by Neuropeptide Y (S.P. Kalra, L.G. Allen, A. Sahu, and W.R. Crowley). The Role of Neurotensin in Control of Anterior Pituitary Hormone Secretion (S.M. McCann and E. Vijayan). Galanin: A Potentially Significant Neuroendocrine Modulator (J.I. Koenig, S.M. Gabriel, and L.M. Kaplan). Cholecystokinin and Neuroendocrine Secretion (Joseph G. Verbalis and Edward M. Stricker). Motilin and Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide (GIP) (C.H.S. McIntosh). Index. c. 304 pp., due September 1991, ISBN 0-8493-8848-1.