© 1979

Steroid Hormone Receptor Systems

  • Wendell W. Leavitt
  • James H. Clark

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 117)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. E. V. Jensen, G. L. Greene, L. E. Closs, E. R. DeSombre
    Pages 1-16
  3. James H. Clark, Barry Markaverich, Susan Upchurch, Håkan Eriksson, James W. Hardin
    Pages 17-46
  4. Evelyn R. Barrack, Edward F. Hawkins, Donald S. Coffey
    Pages 47-70
  5. John A. Cidlowski, Allan Munck
    Pages 71-93
  6. Benita S. Katzenellenbogen, Ten-lin S. Tsai, Tochiro Tatee, John A. Katzenellenbogen
    Pages 111-132
  7. Eugene R. DeSombre, C. Richard Lyttle
    Pages 157-171
  8. Robert M. Brenner, Neal B. West, Reid L. Norman, Bruce A. Sandow, Harold G. Verhage
    Pages 173-196
  9. Wendell W. Leavitt, Tong J. Chen, Rawden W. Evans
    Pages 197-222
  10. Judith Saffran, Bonnie K. Loeser, Lee E. Faber
    Pages 223-239
  11. T. C. Spelsberg, P. A. Boyd, F. Halberg
    Pages 255-268
  12. Leslie P. Bullock, C. Wayne Bardin
    Pages 281-295
  13. A. C. Notides, B. M. Weichman, N. Lerner, W. de Boer
    Pages 297-307
  14. Wayne V. Vedeckis, W. T. Schrader, Bert W. O’Malley
    Pages 309-327
  15. David Toft, P. Elaine Roberts, Hideo Nishigori, Virinder K. Moudgil
    Pages 329-341
  16. William B. Pratt, Julianne J. Sando, Carl J. Nielsen
    Pages 343-356

About this book


The papers in this volume were presented at the Symposium on Steroid Hormone Receptor Systems held October 18-20, 1978, at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, Shrewsbury, Mass. The meeting was organized to review, discuss, and disseminate new knowledge about the regulation and function of the receptor proteins which mediate estrogen, progestin, glucocorticoid, and androgen action. The symposium brought together leading scientists whose interests span the spectrum of biological organization. On this occasion, Drs. Elwood V. Jensen and Etienne E. Baulieu were honored as recipients of the Tenth Annual Gregory Pincus l1emorial Award for their pioneering studies of steroid hormone receptors. The material covered in this book focuses on the molecular mechanisms which control receptor site availability and function. The topics discussed include recent work on receptor antibodies, antiestrogen action, receptor heterogeneity, nuclear binding and processing of receptor, receptor activation and inactivation mechan­ isms, interactions between receptor systems, influence of biological rhythms, membrane binding sites, and the evolution of steroid-bind­ ing proteins. Although studies on steroid receptors have led to the development of new approaches for cancer therapy and contraception, much remains to be discovered in this rapidly expanding field. Hope­ fully, this book will provide added impetus to the quest for a full understanding of steroid receptor systems by drawing attention to the unresolved questions yet to be answered. Hhile the book is intended primarily for those interested in hormone action, it should be of value to a more general audience including cell, molecular, and developmental biologists.


Pet antibody biological biology cell division evolution experiment membrane metabolism molecular mechanisms protein proteins receptor regulation therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Wendell W. Leavitt
    • 1
  • James H. Clark
    • 2
  1. 1.Worcester Foundation for Experimental BiologyShrewsburyUSA
  2. 2.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Steroid Hormone Receptor Systems
  • Editors W. W. Leavitt
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-40182-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-6591-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-6589-2
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 489
  • Number of Illustrations 255 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Tree Biology
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