- Reviews on the most current topics in the field- Fertilization promoting peptide--a possible regulator of sperm function in vivo- Cytokines and pituitary hormone secretion- Mechanism of GnRH receptor signaling upon gonadotropin release and gene expression in pituitary gonadotrophs- Luteinizing-hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) neurons- LH pulses and the corpus luteum- Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor receptor- The physiological role of the melancortin receptors- The growth hormone-releasing hormone receptor
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Trained in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dr. Litwack worked on enzymology and the effects of hormones on enzyme systems. Then he was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne in Paris. Dr. Litwack's first position was as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Rutgers University in 1954. Six years later, he joined the University of Pennsylvania as associate professor and four years later went to the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, as full professor, eventually becoming Deputy Director of the Institute. In 1991, he accepted the Chair of Pharmacology at Thomas Jefferson University where he is also Deputy Director of the Jefferson Cancer Institute and Associate Director for Basic Science in the Jefferson Cancer Center. Dr. Litwack's work has been in the area of mechanisms of steroid receptor action involving especially the glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors, immunophi.