Hormones and Synapse, Volume 114 in the Vitamins and Hormones series, highlights advances in the field, with this new volume presenting timely topics, including how growth hormone promotes synaptogenesis, sex hormones and proteins involved in brain plasticity, corticotropin releasing factor modulates excitatory synaptic transmission, bisphenol a and memory: a role for dendritic spines, brain insulin resistance impairs hippocampal synaptic plasticity, estradiol induces synaptic rearrangements, stress and remodeling of hippocampal spine synapses, neurotrophin-3 modulates synaptic transmission, nongenomic neurosteroid modulation of hippocampal dendritic spines, neural sex steroids and hippocampal synaptic plasticity, origin of chemical synapses, neural sex steroids and hippocampal synaptic plasticity, and much more.
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1. Growth hormone promotes synaptogenesis 2. A molecular mechanism for the thyroid hormone-dependence of brain function 3. Sex hormones and proteins involved in brain plasticity 4. Corticotropin releasing factor modulates excitatory synaptic transmission 5. Synaptic regulation by bdnf 6. Bisphenol a and memory: a role for dendritic spines 7. Brain insulin resistance impairs hippocampal synaptic plasticity 8. Estradiol induces synaptic rearrangements 9. Stress and remodelling of hippocampal spine synapses 10. Neurotrophin-3 modulates sybaptic transmission 11. Nongenomic neurosteroid modulation of hippocampal dendritic spines 12. Trh modulates glutamatergic synaptic iputs 13. Neural sex steroids and hippocampal synaptic plasticity 14. Origin of chemical synapses 15. Ultrastructure of auditory nerve synapse, molecular aspects and comparison to other glutamatergic synapses 16. Neural sex steroids and hippocampal synaptic plasticity
Dr. Gerald Litwack obtained M.S. and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin Department of Biochemistry and remained there for a brief time as a Lecturer on Enzymes. Then he entered the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne as a Fellow of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. He next moved to Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and later as Associate Professor of biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. After four years he moved to the Temple University School of Medicine as Professor of Biochemistry and Deputy Director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, soon after, becoming the Laura H. Carnell Professor. Subsequently he was appointed chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Jefferson Medical College as well as Vice Dean for Research and Deputy Director of the Jefferson Cancer Institute and Director of the Institute for Apoptosis. Following the move of his family, he became a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biological Chemistry of the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and then became the Founding Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, becoming Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Associate Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center as his final position. During his career he was a visiting scientist at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, Courtauld Institute of Biochemistry, London and the Wistar Institute. He was appointed Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He has published more than 300 scientific papers, authored three textbooks and edited more than sixty-five books. Currently he lives with his family and continues his authorship and editorial work in Los Angeles.