Aldosterone: Regulation, Function and Research Insights


Jacqueline Miller (Editor)

Series: Endocrinology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED027000

This book focuses on the regulation, function and further research insights on aldosterone. Chapter One discusses the role of aldosterone in the causation of cardiac oedema and highlights areas for potential future research. Chapter Two reviews secondary arterial hypertension due to primary hyperaldosteronism. Chapter Three summarizes the present knowledge about the role of aldosterone in stress adaptation with special emphasize to age-dependent changes. Chapter Four presents an overview of the effects of aldosterone, focusing on nongenomic actions in the kidney. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Role of Aldosterone and Aldosterone Antagonists in Chronic Heart Failure: A Clinical Perspective
Robert Stevenson (Consultant Cardiologist, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield, England, UK)

Chapter 2. Secondary Arterial Hypertension Due to Primary Hyperaldosteronism
Consolación Rosado Rubio, Alberto Domínguez Bravo and María López Veloso (Service of Nephrology, Complejo Asistencial de Ávila, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3. Aldosterone as a Stress Hormone
Dóra Zelena (Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary)

Chapter 4. In Vivo Nongenomic Effects of Aldosterone on Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Transactivation: Upstream Signals, Downstream Signals and Rapid Cellular Responses
Somchit Eiam-Ong (Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand)


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