Progesterone: Functions, Uses and Research Insights

Catherine Rivera (Editor)

Series: Endocrinology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED027000




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This book provides an overview of the functions, uses and research insights of the progesterone hormone. Chapter One focuses on the effects of progesterone on B cells and antibody secretion. Chapter Two describes and summarizes the role of progesterone in targeting cell malignancy and recent treatments interfering in its proliferation. Chapter Three studies in vitro inhibition of melanoma cell growth and viability by progesterone. Chapter Four reviews the importance of both reproduction planning for production animals and the use of progesterone for estrus cycle control, describing its role, advantages and disadvantages of biodegradable and nonbiodegradable delivery devices and future trends in the field of progesterone delivery. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)


Chapter 1. Effects of Progesterone on B cells and Antibody Secretion
Silvia E. Miranda (Universidad de Buenos Aires. CONICET. Instituto de Investigaciones Cardiológicas (ININCA), Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 2. The Role of Progesterone in Female Cancers and Recent Therapies
Marisa Cabeza (Departamento de Sistemas Biológicos. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco. Ciudad de México, México)

Chapter 3. In-vitro Inhibition of Melanoma Cell Growth and Viability by Progesterone – An Off-Target Protective Function
Pandurangan Ramaraj (Dept. of Biochemistry, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, A.T.Still University, Kirksville, MO, USA)

Chapter 4. Progesterone Administration in Planned Reproduction of Cattle
Ignacio M. Helbling and Julio A. Luna (Laboratorio de Química Fina, Instituto de Desarrollo Tecnológico para la Industria Química (INTEC), Centro Científico Tecnológico CONICET-UNL, Santa Fe, Argentine)


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