Introduction.-History of Hormones and Endocrinology.- I. Hormone biochemistry.-Hormones: Definitions.-Vertebrate Protein and Peptide Hormones.-Invertebrate protein and peptide hormones.-Hormones from Mevalonate: JH and Steroids.-Hormones Derived by Amino Acid Conversion.-Receptors.-II. Endocrine physiology.-Synthesis, Release, and Action.-Endocrine active organs.-Regulatory Patterns.-Endocrine Rock 'n Roll: Rhythms and Secretion.- Evolution of the Endocrine System.-III. Hormones and medicine.-Diseases of the Endocrine System.-Boosting Performance-Legally or Not.-IV. Appendix.-A. Appendix.-B. References.-C. Index
Bernhard Kleine studied Chemistry but later on turned to endocrinology and worked as scientist in Winfried Rossmanith's laboratories at the universities of Ulm and Karlsruhe. He then went into Clinical Research and gained expertise in Drug Supply management, Contract management, SOP training and Clinical database design. Currently he is programming the simulation of clinical study supply to determine feasibility and costs of almost any study. Winfried Rossmanith is physician and head of the department of the gynecological hospital of the Klinikum Mittelbaden Baden-Baden Balg. He was laboratory leader at the university of Ulm.