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Model Animals in Neuroendocrinology: From Worm to Mouse to Man

Model Animals in Neuroendocrinology: From Worm to Mouse to Man

Mike Ludwig, Gil Levkowitz

ISBN: 978-1-119-39094-7

Oct 2018, Wiley-Blackwell

480 pages




Model Animals in Neuroendocrinology: From Worm to Mouse to Man offers a masterclass on the opportunities that different model animals offer to the basic understanding of neuroendocrine functions and mechanisms of action and the implications of this understanding. The authors review recent advances in the field emanating from studies involving a variety of animal models, molecular genetics, imaging technologies, and behavior assays. These studies helped unravel mechanisms underlying the development and function of neuroendocrine systems. The book highlights how studies in a variety of model animals, including, invertebrates, fish, birds, rodents and mammals has contributed to our understanding of neuroendocrinology.

Model Animals in Neuroendocrinology provides students, scientists and practitioners with a contemporary account of what can be learnt about the functions of neuroendocrine systems from studies across animal taxonomy.

This is the seventh volume in the Masterclass in Neuroendocrinology Series, a co-publication between Wiley and the INF (International Neuroendocrine Federation) that aims to illustrate highest standards and encourage the use of the latest technologies in basic and clinical research and hopes to provide inspiration for further exploration into the exciting field of neuroendocrinology.

1. Neuroendocrine regulation in the genetic model C. elegans
Charline Borghgraef, Pieter Van de Walle, Sven Van Bael, Liliane Schoofs, Wouter De Haes, Isabel Beets

2. Neuroendocrine control of reproduction in Aplysia by the bag cell neurons
Raymond M. Sturgeon, Alamjeet K. Chauhan, and Neil S. Magoski

3. Neurohormonal regulation of metamorphosis in decapod crustaceans
Scott F. Cummins, S. and Tomer Ventura

4. Drosophila as a model for neuroendocrine control of renal homeostasis
Julian A.T. Dow, Kenneth A. Halberg, Selim Terhzaz & Shireen A. Davies

5. Development and function of the zebrafish neuroendocrine system
Jakob Biran, Janna Blechman, Einav Wircer & Gil Levkowitz2

6. The organization and activation of sexual behavior in quail
Charlotte A. Cornil

7. Hamsters as model species for neuroendocrine studies
Jo E. Lewis & Francis J.P. Ebling

8. The socially monogamous prairie vole - a rodent model for behavioral neuroendocrine research
Meghan Donovan,  Yan Liu &  Zuoxin Wang

9. Brain dead: The dynamic neuroendocrinological adaptations during hypometabolism in mammalian hibernators
Samantha M Logan, Alex J Watts & Kenneth B Storey

10. Genetically altered mice as a tool for the investigation of obesity and metabolic disease
Rebecca Dumbell & Roger D. Cox

11. HAB/LAB rats and mice: approaching the genetics and epigenetics of trait anxiety
Ludwig Czibere, Rebekka P. Diepold, Rainer Landgraf & Sergey V. Sotnikov

12. The Brattleboro rat: The first and still up-to-date mutant rodent model for neuroendocrine research
Dora Zelena & Mario Engelmann

13. Marmoset as a model for neuroendocrine mechanisms of primate parental behavior
Atsuko Saito

14. Domestication: Neuroendocrine mechanisms of Canidae-human bods
Yury E. Herbeck, Rimma G. Gulevich, Marina Eliava, Darya V. Shepeleva, Lyudmila N. Trut & Valery Grinevich

15. Sheep as a model for neuroendocrine control of appetite and energy expenditure
Belinda A. Henry & Iain J. Clarke

16. The horse: an unexpected model animal in neuroendocrinology
Anne Duittoz, Juliette Cognié1, Caroline Decourt, Flavie Derouin, Auréline Forestier, François Lecompte, Abderrahim Bouakkaz & Fabrice Reigner

17. Humans – the ultimate model for the study of neuroendocrine systems
Lisa Yang, Chioma Izzi-Engbeaya & Waljit S. Dhillo