Steroid and Sterol Hormone Action

  • T. C. Spelsberg
  • R. Kumar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. D. O. Toft, W. B. Sullivan, D. F. Smith, T. G. Beito, C. J. Krco
    Pages 25-39
  3. Susan E. Bates, Marc E. Lippman
    Pages 79-115
  4. David J. Shapiro, David A. Nielsen, John E. Blume, Dennis McKearin
    Pages 117-130
  5. T. S. Ruh, M. F. Ruh, R. K. Singh, W. B. Butler
    Pages 131-148
  6. A. S. Miller-Diener, T. M. Kirsch, T. J. Schmidt, G. Litwack
    Pages 149-174
  7. E. R. Sanchez, W. Tienrungroj, S. Meshinchi, E. H. Bresnick, W. B. Pratt
    Pages 195-211
  8. Wayne V. Vedeckis, Sarah B. Eastman-Reks, Margot C. Lapointe, Cheryl E. Reker
    Pages 213-226
  9. E. Aubrey Thompson Jr.
    Pages 227-249
  10. J. W. Funder, Karen Sheppard
    Pages 269-286
  11. Margaret C. Dame, Eric A. Pierce, Hector F. DeLuca
    Pages 319-337
  12. J. Wesley Pike, David J. Mangelsdorf, Elizabeth A. Allegretto, Mark R. Haussler
    Pages 339-354
  13. Frederick R. Taylor, Andrew A. Kandutsch
    Pages 395-407
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 409-417

About this book


The purpose of this book is to focus attention on recent developments in steroid and sterol hormone action. Many authors have generously contributed to the book. As a result, there is a great diversity of opinion! A majority of the chapters deal with steroid or sterol hormone receptors. This is not meant to imply that receptor-mediated mechanisms are the sole or even the most important mechanisms by which steroid hormones act in the cell. There is wealth of evidence showing that other, non-receptor events, are important also. Steroid hormone recep­ tor research and the study of nuclear events mediated by steroids are presently the most intensely studied aspects of sterol hormone action and our selection of topics reflects this trend. We have also included chapters on vitamin 0 sterols and thyroid hormone in the book, as there is pood evidence that these hormones act in a manner similar to other classical steroids. 1 IMMUNOCHARACTERIZATION OF THE NUCLEAR ACCEPTOR SITES FOR THE AVIAN OVIDUCT PROGESTERONE RECEPTOR A. GOLDBERGER, M. HORTON, T. C. SPELSBERG Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN 55905 INTRODUCTION It is well known that steroid hormones, certain vitamins and sterols, enter target cells and bind to specific protein receptors in the cyto­ plasm or nucleus (1-4). This binding is saturable, high affinity, and steroid specific.


Calcium G proteins Vitamin D biochemistry estrogen receptor gene expression physiology proteins steroids transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • T. C. Spelsberg
    • 1
  • R. Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyMayo Clinic and Mayo Graduate School of MedicineRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Endocrine Research UnitMayo Clinic and FoundationRochesterUSA

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