Under the editorial leadership of Dr Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish up-to-date synthetic reviews of interest to endocrinologists and biochemists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules, like hormones and vitamins, will increasingly turn to this successful series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.
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Hormones in Milk.
Molecular and Cellular Basis of Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Action in the Pituitary and Central Nervous System.
Division of Labor Among Gonadotropes.
The Thyrotropin Receptor.
Molecular Biology of the Growth Hormone-Prolactin Gene System.
The Role of Steroid Metabolism in Protective and Specificity-Conferring Mechanisms of Mineralocorticoid Action.
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.