A Closer Look at Hormones


Alexander V. Knyazev (Editor)
Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Nizhni Novgorod, Russia

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI017000

“A Closer Look at Hormones” provides the essential information necessary for students and scientists in the life and health sciences and chemistry of biologically active substances. The book adopts a readable, friendly style that helps introduce the reader to this fascinating and exciting world of hormones.

This book is devoted to highlight the recent progress on the extraction, analysis, physico-chemical properties and the use of hormones. Much attention is paid in several chapters to steroid hormones, which play an important role in human biochemistry. Information on phytohormones and hormones in mushrooms is also original. The book presents revolutionary results in clinical trials of hormones, comparative genomic analysis, and the use of these substances as a tool for biosynthesis. The logic of the whole book is subordinated to the scheme “presence in living organisms – identification and analysis – properties – application and safety” of hormones.

It also includes some of the vital pieces of work being conducted across the world on various topics related to the study of biologically active substances. Through it, we attempt to further enlighten the readers about the new concepts in this field. Altogether, presented in an organized, concise, and simple-to-use format, “A Closer Look at Hormones” allows quick access to the most frequently used data.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Chemistry and Biological Activity of Steroid and Terpenoid Compounds of Medicinal Mushrooms
(M. A. Sysoeva, V. R. Khabibrakhmanova, S. A. Kovalenko, E. V. Sysoeva, Food Biotechnology Department, Kazan National Research Technological University, Kazan, Russian Federation)

Chapter 2. Red Algae: Potential Source of Phytohormones
(R. Ukun M. S. Soedjanaatmadja, Safri Ishmayana, Zakiyah Muntari and Saadah D. Rachman, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran, Sumedang, Indonesia, and others)

Chapter 3. Analytical Methods for the Determination of Steroid Hormones in Environmental Systems
(Rayco Guedes-Alonso, Zoraida Sosa-Ferrera and José Juan Santana-Rodríguez, Instituto Universitario de Estudios Ambientales y Recursos Naturales, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4. Chemical Thermodynamics and Polymorphism in Steroid Hormones
(Alexander Knyazev, Anastasiya Shipilova, Ekaterina Gusarova, Svetlana Knyazeva and Alexey Amosov, Lobachevsky University, Nizhni Novgorod, Russia)

Chapter 5. “Vitamin” D and Progesterone: Fraternal Twins?
(Giovanni Monastra, Beatrice Orrù, Gianpiero Forte and Vittorio Unfer, Department of Experimental Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, and others)

Chapter 6. The Evolution of the Growth Hormone Locus in Primates: A History of Genetic Innovation
(Antonio Alí Pérez Maya, Jesús Antonio Rea Carrillo and Hugo Alberto Barrera Saldaña, Universidad Autoìnoma de Nuevo Leoìn, Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Bioquiìmica y Medicina Molecular, Monterrey, Nuevo Leoìn, Meìxico, and others)

Chapter 7. Phytohormones and Animal Steroids in Microalgae Biomass Production: Industrial Application and Wastewaters EDCs Remediation
(Tatiana Kozlova and David Levin, Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology RAS, Moscow, Russia, and Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Chapter 8. Roles of Brassinosteroids in Plant Growth and Development under Changing Environment
(Husna Siddiqui, Fareen Sami and Shamsul Hayat, Plant Physiology Section, Department of Botany, Faculty of Life Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India)


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