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By C. L. Bethea, S. G. Kohama, M. Pecins-Thompson (auth.), Edward J. Pavlik (eds.)

These volumes on Estrogens, Progestins, and Their Antagonists repre­ despatched a thematic extension of the sequence, Hormones in health and wellbeing and sickness. the 1st book within the sequence, Steroid Hormone Receptors: uncomplicated and scientific points, interested in contemporary advances within the anatomy of steroid receptors and participants of the steroid receptor superfamily. in keeping with the spirit of the sequence, the authors addressed problems with medical value of steroid receptor detection in hormone-related issues. the second one quantity within the sequence, Hormones and melanoma, tried a extra direct exam of ac­ tions of hormones in cancerous tissues and cells. In those volumes, which jointly shape the 3rd within the sequence, the editor, Dr. Edward Pavlik, has brought a staff of prime investigators engaged in learn on quite a few facets of the steroids that keep an eye on woman reproductive body structure. Estrogens and progestins, the most parts of the main accepted contraceptive capsules, have stumbled on quite a few makes use of in medical endocrinology. those volumes comprise discussions that variety from the creation of novel hormonal ligands to "hormonal antagonism via steroid analogs. A balanced remedy is equipped of purposes of the steroids in therapy and administration of hormone-dependent stipulations and malignancies. The extraordinary synthesis of literature contained during this quantity will offer a reader with either the basic thoughts underly­ ing steroid hormone body structure and the medical functions of observations made on easy facets of hormone motion. I congratulate the editorial management of Dr.

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Edited by Knobil, E. D. 1179-1212. 3. S. Physiological actions of prolactin. In: Handbook of Physiology, Section 7, Vol. IV, Part 2, edited by Knobil, E. H. Bethesda, MD: American Physiological Society, 1974, pp. 253-292. 4. e. S. Hypothalamic-pituitary mediated modulation of immune function: Prolactin as a neuroimmune peptide. Br J Rheurnat 30:203-207, 1991. 5. , Ogata, K. and Takeuchi, S. J Biochern 95:1491-1499, 1984. 6. R. Decidual prolactin. Danish Medical Bulletin 37:154-165, 1990. 7. L.

WHOLE ANIMAL EVIDENCE. The lactotrope was one of the first cell types reported to express ER but not PRo This observation was ultimately reported in monkey,27,34 rat,40 and chicken. 27 Female cynomolgus macaques (Macaca JascicuZaris) were spayed in the early follicular phase and immediately implanted with Silastic capsules that were either empty (controls) or filled with estradiol (E-treated, 28 days). After 14 days, half of the E-treated monkeys received P-filled capsules for an additional 14 days (E only for 14 days, 12 Bethea et al followed by E + P for 14 days ).

Color Plate II contains photomicrographs that illustrate doublelabeled dopamine neurons in the dorsal and ventral arcuate nucleus. In summary, P cannot act transcriptionally on ventral ARC TIDA neurons to stimulate prolactin secretion because these neurons do not have nuclear PR. However, the frequency of PR-positive dopamine neurons in the periventricular (All) and dorsal arcuate (A12 dorsal) increased with E and P treatmentJ7 This data encouraged us to further investigation of the function of each of these populations during P-induced prolactin secretion, as described below.

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