Androgens: Production, Functions and Disorders


Berkley F. Thompson (Editor)
Devon J. Robinson (Editor)

Series: Endocrinology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED027000

Androgens have diverse effects at both a physiological and behavioral level. These steroid hormones are present right from the first weeks of gestation and, in addition to playing a key role in the development of the male sex organs (both internal and external) are also involved in the development of the central nervous system in both males and females. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of androgens including androgen deprivation therapy for advanced prostate cancer; and the relationship between androgen levels and diverse cognitive abilities and social behavior in childhood. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Advanced Prostate Cancer on the Ground of Androgen Milieu in the Prostate
(Tsutomu Nishiyama, Division of Urology, Department of Regenerative and Transplant Medicine, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan)
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Clinical Model of Androgen Deficiency – Androgen Deprivation Therapy and its Effect on Bone Metabolism, Metabolism and Cognitive Functions
(S. Ziaran, Department of Urology, Centre for Kidney Transplantation, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia)

The Role of Testosterone in Male Erectile Dysfunction
(Ross P. Fowler, Osama S. Al-Bermani, Eric Chung, Department of Urology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia)

Roles of Androgen Receptor in Normal Prostate Development and Prostate Cancer Progression
(Yuanjie Niu, Juan Wang, Zhiqun Shang, Chawnshang Chang Sex Hormone Research Center, Tianjin Institute of Urology, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China)

Endogenous Strategies for Steroidogenesis and Androgen Signalling in Prostate Cancer Cells
(Nigel C. Bennett, John Hooper, Glenda C. Gobe, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, and others)

The Role and Effects of Novel Androgen Therapy in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer
(Joelle El-Amm, Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA)

Androgens and Male Fertility: Spermatogenesis and Contraception
(Yang Sun, Eric Chung, Department of Urology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia)

Androgens, Cognition and Social Behavior in Children
(Aitziber Azurmendi, Aizpea Sorozabal, J. R. Sánchez-Martín, Area of Psychobiology, Faculty of Psychology, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain)*

Androgens, Androgen Suppression, and Prostate Cancer: Recent Preclinical and Clinical Findings and Implications
(Jeanny B. Aragon-Ching, Nima Sharifi, James L. Gulley, Medical Oncology Branch, Cancer Stem Cell Section, Laboratory of Cancer Prevention, Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute,
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA)*


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