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Deciphering Growth

Research and Perspectives in Endocrine Interactions

By J.-C. Carel (Edited by), Paul A. Kelly (Edited by), Yves Christen (Edited by)

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Format: Hardcover, 155 pages, and Edition
Other Information: biography
Published In: Germany, 08 August 2005
Growth is a complex process that is essential to life. Not only does size play an important role in the process of cellular proliferation, but body size is also a critical factor in determining which organisms live longer. Evolution has been characterised by a dramatic increase in an organism's body size, which is not only limited to the size of the brain.

Table of Contents

Preface.- Evolutionary Trends in Body Size.- Sexual Dimorphism in the Growth of Homo sapiens: Facts, Inferences and Speculation.- Genetic Control of Size at Birth.- The GH/IGF-1 Axis: Insights from Animal Models.- Downstream Mechanisms of Growth Hormone Action.- Growth Hormone Receptor Signaling and Differential Actions in Target Tissues Compared To IGF-I.- IGF-I and Brain Growth: Multifarious Effects on Developing Neural Cells and Mechanisms of Action.- IGF-I Deficiency: Lessons from Human Mutations.- Putting IGF-I Biology into a Clinical Perspective.- IGF Resistance: The Role of the Type 1 IGF Receptor.- The Importance of the National Cooperative Growth Study (NCGS).- Subject Index

EAN: 9783540261926
ISBN: 3540261923
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Dimensions: 23.39 x 15.6 x 1.12 centimetres (0.46 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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