Neuroplasticity, Development, and Steroid Hormone Action

Robert J. Handa, Shinji Hayashi, Ei Terasawa, Mitsuhiro Kawata

July 30, 2001 by CRC Press
Reference - 424 Pages - 60 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849309625 - CAT# 0962


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  • Provides a comprehensive guide to current research in the field of steroid hormone receptors in neurobiology and neuroendocrinology
  • Includes experimental approaches from the molecular to the behavioral
  • Presents cutting-edge research describing steroid action as a potential tool for clinical treatment
  • Provides cross-disciplinary examination by distinguished international contributors
  • Summary

    Neuroplasticity, Development, and Steroid Hormone Action explores the effects of steroid hormones on brain development, function, and aging and is a compilation of cutting-edge research of concern to the disciplines of neurobiology, neuroendocrinology, endocrinology, and developmental biology. The experimental approaches covered range from molecular to behavioral and endocrine to neurobiological. The authors are noted neurobiologists and active researchers from the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

    Divided into five sections and containing scientific photographs, line drawings, tables, color illustrations, and graphs, this interesting and timely text covers the neuroplastic effects of steroid hormones throughout the lifetime of various animal models, such as bees, fish, lizards, turtles, birds, mice, rats, and primates. These sections focus on:
    Ÿ The development and differentiation of neuroendocrine systems
    Ÿ Steroid dependent brain differentiation
    Ÿ The central regulation of hormone secretion
    Ÿ Steroid hormones and neuroplasticity in the mature brain
    Ÿ Steroid mediated mechanisms of cell growth and survival


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