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Glucocorticoid Signaling

From Molecules to Mice to Man

  • Jen-Chywan Wang
  • Charles Harris
  • Fills a need in the market for comprehensive coverage on glucocorticoids

  • Includes the most up-to-date mechanistic information about the receptor that mediates glucocorticoid action?

  • Written by leading researchers in the field of glucocorticoids


Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 872)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introductory Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daryl K. Granner, Jen-Chywan Wang, Keith R. Yamamoto
      Pages 3-31
    3. Margarita Arango-Lievano, W. Marcus Lambert, Freddy Jeanneteau
      Pages 33-57
  3. Effects of Glucocorticoids on Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Taiyi Kuo, Allison McQueen, Tzu-Chieh Chen, Jen-Chywan Wang
      Pages 99-126
    3. Roldan M. de Guia, Stephan Herzig
      Pages 127-144
    4. Sue C. Bodine, J. David Furlow
      Pages 145-176
  4. Specific Effects of Glucocorticoids on Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Baruch Frenkel, Wendy White, Jan Tuckermann
      Pages 179-215
    3. Emmanuel Oppong, Andrew C. B. Cato
      Pages 217-233
    4. Shawn N. Shirazi, Aaron R. Friedman, Daniela Kaufer, Samuel A. Sakhai
      Pages 235-252
    5. Anna C. Geraghty, Daniela Kaufer
      Pages 253-278
    6. Anthony N. Gerber
      Pages 279-298
    7. Julie E. Goodwin
      Pages 299-314
    8. Miles A. Pufall
      Pages 315-333
  5. Miscellaneous Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335

About this book


This timely volume provides a comprehensive overview of glucocorticoids and their role in regulating many aspects of physiology and their use in the treatment of disease. The book is broken into four sections that begin by giving a general introduction to glucocorticoids and a brief history of the field. The second section will discuss the effects of glucocorticoids on metabolism, while the third section will cover the effects of glucocorticoids on key tissues. The final section will discuss general topics, such as animal models in glucocorticoid research and clinical implications of glucocorticoid research. Featuring chapters from leaders in the field, this volume will be of interest to both researchers and clinicians.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jen-Chywan Wang
    • 1
  • Charles Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nutritional Science & ToxicologyUniversity of California BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Division of Endocrinology Metabolism & Lipid Research, Department of Internal MedicineWashington University School of Medicine Division of EndocrinologySt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Glucocorticoid Signaling
  • Book Subtitle From Molecules to Mice to Man
  • Editors Jen-Chywan Wang
    Charles Harris
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advs Exp. Medicine, Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-2894-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4997-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-2895-8
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-8019
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 385
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
    Human Physiology
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