© 1999

Molecular and Cellular Pediatric Endocrinology

  • Stuart Handwerger

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Gary D. Berkovitz, Tossaporn Seeherunvong
    Pages 1-9
  3. Steven D. Chernausek
    Pages 11-21
  4. Joy D. Cogan, John A. Phillips III
    Pages 23-38
  5. Michael J. Econs, Tim M. Strom
    Pages 39-55
  6. Paul L. Hofman, O. H. Pescovitz
    Pages 85-112
  7. Eric P. Smith
    Pages 191-200
  8. Laura S. Ward, James A. Fagin
    Pages 201-211
  9. Perrin C. White
    Pages 213-230
  10. Philip S. Zeitler, Cheryl A. Pickett
    Pages 231-251
  11. Randall G. Richards, Stuart Handwerger
    Pages 253-270
  12. Regis Coutant, Noel K. MacLaren
    Pages 271-296
  13. John S. Parks, Milton R. Brown
    Pages 297-307
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 309-317

About this book


In Molecular and Cellular Pediatric Endocrinology, Stuart Handwerger, MD and a distinguished panel of clinicians and experts review the most significant recent developments in molecular and cellular biology, powerful advances that have produced new diagnostic methods and improved treatments for many pediatric endocrine diseases. Topics range from the growth hormone/prolactin/placental lactogen gene family and their regulation of growth, to steroid hormones, sexual development, and mineral corticoid action. Additional chapters examine the pathophysiology of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, the molecular genetics of thyroid cancer, the molecular basis of hypophosphatemic rickets, and inherited diabetes insipidus.
Molecular and Cellular Pediatric Endocrinology offers today's clinicians and researchers not only the latest findings on endocrine disorders in their pediatric manifestations, but also highly practical insights into today's cutting-edge diagnostics, emerging treatment strategies, and powerful new therapeutics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stuart Handwerger
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of EndocrinologyChildren’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Molecular and Cellular Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Editors Stuart Handwerger
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1999
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-406-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-5875-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59259-697-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 317
  • Number of Illustrations 28 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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". . . overview[s] the most rapidly developing areas of advances in molecular advances and their applications to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of pediatric endocrine disorders. The first seven chapters focus on the regulation of growth and the growth hormone/prolactin/placental lactogen gene family. Steroid hormones, sexual development, and mineralacortoid action are discussed in the next five chapters (including a review of the first human case of estrogen receptor defects). The pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus is the subject of two chapters. The rest of the text treats the molecular genetics of thyroid cancer, hypophosphatemic rickets, and inherited diabetes insipidus."-SciTech Book News

". . .cuts a wide and deep swath through the basic biology and pathology of the disorders [pediatric endocrinologists] deal with in the clinic every day. No matter your disease(s) of interest, its molecular/cellular basis is covered in this mutiauthored book. . . well referenced."-PedEndoGram

"A useful addition to clinical pediatric endocrinology and of interest also to geneticists."-Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism