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Trends in Comparative Endocrinology and Neurobiology, Volume 1162



Trends in Comparative Endocrinology and Neurobiology, Volume 1162

Hubert Vaudry (Editor), Eric W. Roubos (Editor), Geoff Coast (Editor), Mauro Vallarino (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-573-31671-2 June 2009 Wiley-Blackwell 360 Pages

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The classical fields of comparative endocrinology and neurobiology are gaining new momentum from the many projects involved with the sequencing of animal genomes. This volume covers recent and new developments in the fields of vertebrate and invertebrate endocrinology and neuroendocrinology.

The comparative approach has proven to be one of the most rewarding to study gene functions and is a key component of functional genomics. The interactions between comparative endocrinology and genome sequencing as well as developmental biology and neurobiology are providing many exciting discoveries. Comparative endocrinology is highly suitable for translation of the knowledge of gene structure into insights into the physiology of organisms.

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Preface (G. M. Coast, E.W. Roubos, M. Vallarino, and H. Vaudry)

1. Structural and Functional Evolution of Vertebrate Neuroendocrine Stress Systems (R.J. Denver).            

2. Regulation of Expression of the Proopiomelanocortin Gene Expression: an Overview of the Signaling Cascades, Transcription Factors and Responsive Elements Involved (B.G. Jenks).

3. Behavioral Effects of Brain-Derived Estrogens in Birds (J. Balthazart, M.Taziaux, K. Holloway, G.F. Ball, and C.A. Cornil).

4. Hormonal and Environmental Control of Puberty in Perciform Fish: The Case of Sea Bass (M. Carrillo, S. Zanuy, A. Felip, M.J. Bayarri, G. Molés and A. Gomez).

5. Identification of New Members of the (short) Neuropeptide F Family in Locusts and Caenorhabditis elegans (E. Clynen, S.J. Husson and L. Schoofs).

6. Dermal Cytolytic Peptides and the System of Innate Immunity in Anurans (J.M. Conlon, S. Iwamuro and J.D. King).

7. Steroid Biosynthesis within the Frog Brain: a Model of Neuroendocrine Regulation (J.L. Do Rego, J.Y. Seong, D. Burel, V. Luu-The, D. Larhammar, K. Tsutsui, G. Pelletier, M.C. Tonon and H. Vaudry).

8. ACTH, the MSHs and the Melanocortin Receptors: Revisiting the Work of Robert Schwyzer – a 30 Year Retrospective (R.M. Dores).

9. Structural and Functional Evolution of the Pineal Melanotonin System in Vertebrates (J. Falcon, L. Besseau, M. Fuentes, S. Sauzet, E. Magnanou and G. Bœuf).

10. The Endocannabinoid System: An Ancient Signaling Involved in the Control of Male Fertility (S. Fasano, R. Meccariello, G. Cobellis, R. Chianese, G. Cacciola, T. Chioccarelli, and R. Pierantoni).

11. Peptides of the Adipokinetic Hormone/Red Pigment-Concentrating Hormone Family – a New Take on Biodiversity (G. Gäde).

12. Understanding the Multifactorial Control of GH Release by Somatotropes: Lessons from Comparative Endocrinology (M.D. Gahete, M. Duran-Padro, R.M. Luque, A.J. Martinez-Fuentes,  A. Quintero, E. Gutierez-Pascual, J. Cordoba-Chacon, M. Malagon, F. Gracia-Navarro and J.P. Castano).

13. Vertebrate Sex Steroid Hormone Receptors: Evolution, Binding and Neurodistribution (G. Guerriero).

14. Phylogenetic History, Pharmacological Feature, and Signal Transduction of Neurotensin Receptors in Vertebrates (J.I. Hwang, D.K. Kim, H.B. Kwon, H. Vaudry, H. and J.Y. Seong).

15. Hormone-Mediated Reproductive Behavior in the Red Bellied Newt (S. Kikuyama, I. Hasunuma, F. Toyoda, S. Haraguchi and K. Tsutsui).

16. Endocrine Disruption in Aquatic Vertebrates (W. Kloas, R. Urbatzka, R. Opitz, S. Wurtz, T. Behrends, B, Hermelink, O. Jagnytsch, C. Lorenz, N. Neumann, C. Pietsch, A, Trubiroha, C. Van Ballergooy, C, Wiedemann and I. Lutz).

17. Major Genomic Events and their Consequences for Vertebrate Evolution and Endocrinology (D. Larhammar, G. Sundström, S. Dreborg, D. Ocampo Daza, and T.A. Larsson).

18. Molecular Cloning and mRNA Distribution of Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide (PACAP)/PACAP-Related Peptide in the Lungfish (L.T.O. Lee, J.K.V. Tam, D.W. Chan and B.K.C. Chow).

19. Evolution of Complementary Peptide Systems: Teneurin C-Terminal Associated Peptides (TCAP) and Corticotrophin-Releasing Factor (CRF) Superfamilies (D.A. Lovejoy, S. Rotzinger and D. Barsyte-Lovejoy).

20. Feeding Behavior in Mammals including the Human (P. Magni, E. Dozio, M. Ruscica, F. Celotti, M.A. Masini, P. Prato, M. Broccoli, M. Mambro, M. Morè and F. Strollo).

21. Identification of Novel Genes Involved in the Plasticity of Pituitary Melanotrophs in Amphibians (M.M. Malagón D. Cruz-García A. Díaz-Ruiz, J.R. Peinado, M.R. Pulido, J. Araújo, S. Garcia-Navarro, F. Gracia-Navarro, J.P. Castaño and R. Vázquez-Martínez).

22. Recent Advances in the Regulation of Feeding Behavior by Neuropeptides in Fish (K. Matsuda).

23. Toward the Development of Novel Pest Management Agents Based upon Insect Kinin Neuropeptide Analogs (R.J. Nachman, P.V. Pietrantonio, and G.M. Coat).

24. Neuroendocrine Regulation of TSH Secretion in Amphibians (R. Okada, T, Kabayashi, K, Yamamoto, T, Nakakura, S. Tanaka, H. Vaudry and S. Kikuyama).

25. Effects of Xenoestrogens on the Differentiation of Behaviorally-Relevant Neural Circuits in Higher Vertebrates (G.C. Panzica, E. Mura, D. Miceli, M.A. Martini, S. Gotti, C. Viglietti-Panzica).

26. Testicular GnRH-Activity, Progression of Spermatogenesis and Sperm Transport in Vertebrates (R. Pierantoni, G. Cobellis, R. Meccariello, G. Cacciola, R. Chianese, T. Chioccarelli and S. Fasano).

27. Dynamics of Glucocorticoid and Mineralocorticoid Receptors in the Xenopus laevis Pituitary Pars Intermedia (E.W. Roubos, M. Kuribara, F.J. Kuipers-Kwant, A.J.M. Coenen, H.A. Meijer, P.M.J.M. Cruijsen and R.J. Denver).

28. Using Transgenic Animal Models in (Neuro)Endocrine Research: Lessons from Xenopus laevis (W.J.J.M. Scheenen, E.J.R. Jansen, E.W. Roubos and G.J.M. Martens).

29. Identification, Biosynthesis and Function of 7 -Hydroxypregnenolone, a New Key Neurosteroid Controlling Locomotor Activity, in Non-Mammalian Vertebrates (K. Tsutsui, S. Haraguchi, K. Inoue, H. Miyabara, S. Suzuki, Y. Ogura, T. Koyama, M. Matsunaga and H. Vaudry).

30. Neuropeptide Regulators of Juvenile Hormone Synthesis: Structures, Distribution and Unanswered Questions (R.J. Weaver and N. Audsley).

31. Comparative Aspects of Endogenous Morphine Synthesis and Signaling in Animals (W. Zhu and S.B. Stefano).

32. Stimulation of Gut Immune System by Early Administration of Probiotic Strains in Dicentrarchus labrax and Sparus aurata (L. Abelli, E. Randelli, O. Carnevali and S. Pichietti).

33. Timing of the Functional Diversification of Alpha- and Beta-Adrenoceptors in Fish and Other Vertebrates (S. Aris-Brosou, X. Chen, S.F. Perry and T.W. Moon).

34. Effects of Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating Polypeptide (PACAP1-38) and its Fragments on Retinal Degeneration Induced by Neonatal MSG Treatment (A. Tamas, K. Szabadfi, D. Reglodi, P. Kiss, A. Tamas, G. Toth, A. Molnar, K. Szabo and R. Gabriel).

35. Effects of Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating Polypeptide on the Survival and Signal Transduction Pathways in Human Choriocarcinoma Cells (A. Boronkai, R. Brubel, B. Racz, A. Tamas, P. Kiss, G. Horvath, A. Lubics, A. Szigeti, S.Z. Bellyei, G. Toth, A. Lakatos and D. Reglodi).

36. Distribution Pattern of Tyrosine Hydroxylase in the Brain and Pituitary of the Lungfish, Protopterus annectens (F. Bruzzone, M. d’Amora, C. Angelini and M. Vallarino).

37. Expression of the Orphan Nuclear Receptor NR4A in a Putative Adenohypophyseal Homologue of Amphioxus (S. Candiani, L. Moronti, and M. Pestarino).

38. Immunohistochemical Localization of Hydroxysteroid Sulfotransferase and Sulfatase in the Brain of Rana esculenta Tadpoles (A. Cevasco, A. Pittaluga, J.L. Do Rego, V. Luuthe, G. Pelletier, H. Vaudry and A. Mandich).

39. Thyroid Status Can Influence Brain Mast Cell Population (G. Chieffi-Bacari, R. Monteforte, C. Pinelli, A. Santillo, G. Polese and R.K. Rastogi).

40. Interplay of the Endocannabinoid System with NPY and CRF in the Goldfish Forebrain (E. Cottone, A. Guastalla, V. Pomato, E. Campantico, F. Palermo, A.M. Polzonetti-Magni, K. Mackie, and M. Franzoni).

41. APRP, the Second Peptide Encoded by the Adipokinetic Hormone Gene(s) Is Highly Conserved in Evolution: a Role in Control of Ecdysteroidogenesis? (A. De Loof, T. Vandersmissen, J. Huybrechts, B. Landuyt, G. Baggerman, E. Clynen, M. Lindemans, S.J. Husson and L.O. Schoofs).

42. Central Effects of Trout Tachykinins on Heart Rate Variability in Trout (F. Lancien, N. Mimassi, J.M. Conlon, and J.C. Le Mevel).

43. The in vitro and in ovo Effects of Environmental Illumination and Temperature on the Melatonin Secretion from the Embryonic Chicken Pineal Gland (N. Faluhelyi, A. Matkovits, A. Parniczky and V. Csernus).

44. Cadmium Induces Apoptosis in the Pituitary Gland of Podaris sicula (I. Ferrandino, R. Favorito, M. Annunziata and M.C. Grimaldi).

45. The Compensatory Growth in Dicentrarchus labrax: Gastric Distributive Pattern of Molecules Regulating Metabolism (S. Ferrando, C. Gambardella, M. Bottaro, M. Saroglia, G. Terova and G. Tagliafierro).

46. Metabolism of the Endocrine Disruptor, BPA, by Xenopus Laevis Tadpoles (J.B. Fini, L. Dolo, J.P. Cravedi, B. Demeneix and D. Zalco).

47. Morphological and Functional Alterations in Testes and Efferent Ducts of Homogametic Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum) (J.F. Galas, A. Hejmej, J. Glogowski and B. Bilinska).

48. Localization and Enzyme Activity of Iodotyrosine Dehalogenase1 (DEHAL1) during Metamorphosis of Frog, Microhyla ornate (T.C. Gaupale, A.A. Mathi, A. Ravikumar and S.Y. Bhargava).

49. Amphibian (Rana esculenta) Brain Progesterone Receptor: Relationship to Plasma Steroids and Vitellogenic Cycle (G. Guerriero, C.E. Roselli and G. Ciarcia).

50. Seasonal Changes in the Synthesis of 7alpha-Hydroxypregnenolone Stimulating Locomotor Activity in Newts (S. Haraguchi, M. Matsunaga, T. Koyama, J.L. Do Rego and K. Tsutsui).

51. Growth Hormone-Induced Neuroprotection in the Neural Retina During Chick Embryogenesis (S. Harvey, M.L. Baudet and E.J. Sanders).

52. Cloning and Expression of Vitellogenin 2 (Vg2) Gene from the Intertidal Copepod Tigriopus japonicas (D.S. Hwang, K.W. Lee and J.S. Lee).

53. The Role of Ecdysteroid 22-Kinase in the Accumulation of Ecdysteroids in Ovary of Silkworm Bombyx mori (Y. Ito and H. Sonobe).

54. Connexin43 Expression in the Testis of Frog Rana esculenta: Sex Hormonal Regulation (G. Izzo, D. Ferrara, G. Delrio, M. d’Istria and S. Minucci).

55. Evolutionary Conservation of the Cholecystokinin/Gastrin-Like Signaling System in Nematodes (T. Janssen, E. Meelkop, R.J. Nachman and L. Schoofs).

56. Regulation of Expression of the Myo-Inositol Monophosphatase 1 (IMPA1) Gene in Osmoregulatory Tissues of the European Eel Anguilla anguilla after Sea Water Acclimation (S. Kalujnaia and G. Cramb).

57. Does Atrazine Affect Larval Development and Sexual Differentiation of South African Clawed Frogs? (W. Kloas, I. Lutz, R. Urbatzka, T. Springer, H. Krueger, J. Wolf, L. Holden and A. Hosmer).

58. Demonstration of the proopiomelanocortin signaling system in the primary immune organ of the quail (T. Kobayashi, A. Takaso, S. Tanaka, M. Amano, A. Takahashi, S. Iwamuro, and T. Machida).

59. Diurnal Changes in the Synthesis of 7-Hydroxypregnenolone Stimulating Locomotor Activity in Newts (T. Koyama, S. Haraguchi, V. Vaudry and K. Tsutsui).

60. Neuropeptides Modulate the Heart of the Stick Insect, Baculum extradentatum (A.B. Lange, A. Calvin and R. da Silva).

61. Early Duplications of Opioid Receptor and Peptide Genes in Vertebrate Evolution (D. Larhammar, S. Dreborg, T.A. Larsson and G. Sundstrom).

62. Teratogenic Effects of Chronic Treatment with Corticosterone on Tadpoles of Xenopus laevis (C. Lorenz, R. Opitz, I. Lutz and W. Kloas).

63. Tamoxifen as an Emerging Endocrine Disruptor: Effects on Fish Reproduction and Detoxification Target Genes (F. Maradonna, S. Batti, M. Marino, D.G. Mita and O. Carnevali).

64. Plasma Corticosterone Levels of Semipalmated Sandpiper, Calidris pusilla, Wintering in a Tropical Coastal Lagoon at the Northeastern Venezuela: Effect of Capture Handling (A. Mata, G. Marin, J.P. Rodriguez, H.Y. Guerrero and E. Cardillo).

65. Molecular Mechanisms Underlying PBAN Signaling in the Silkmoth, Bombyx mori (S. Matsumoto, J.J. Hull and A. Ohnishi).

66. Central and Peripheral Cardiovascular Effects of Angiotensin III in Trout (N. Mimassi, F. Lancien and J.C. Le Mevel).

67. Expression and Distribution of Genitalin (Gonadotropic Neuropeptide Hormone) in Various Tissues of Starfish Asterina pectinifera (M. Mita, C. Ito, E. Kubota, Y. Nagahama and Y. Shibata).

68. Estrogen Receptor Mediated Transcriptional Activity of Genistein in the Mouse Testis (C. Montani, M.L. Penza, M. Jeremic, G. Rando, P. Ciana, A. Maggi, G. La Sala, M. De Felici and D. Di Lorenzo).

69. Identification of a Second Messenger of Crustacean Hyperglycemic Hormone (CHH) Signaling Pathway in the Kuruma Prawn, Marsupenaeus japonicas (C. Nagai, H. Asazuma, S. Nagata and H. Nagasawa).

70. Characterization of Feeding-Delaying Factors from the Silkworm, Bombyx mori (S. Nagata, N. Morooka, S. Matsumoto and H. Nagasawa).

71. Circadian Expression of Clock Genes Clock and CRY1 in the Embryonic Chicken Pineal Gland (A.D. Nagy, S. Kommedal, K. Seomangal and V.J. Csernus).

72. Expression of CRY2 in the Chicken Pineal Gland: Effects of Changes in the Light/Dark Conditions (A.D. Nagy, K. Seomangal, S. Kommedal and V.J. Csernus).

73. Evolution of the Growth Hormone-Prolactin-Somatostin System in Relation to Vertebrate Tetraploidizations (D. Ocampo Daza, G. Sundstrom, T.A. Larsson and D. Larhammar).

74. Developmental and Thyroid Hormone Induced Expression of Preprotemporin Genes in the Skin of Japanese Mountain Brown Frog Rana ornativentris (A. Ohnuma, J.M. Conlon and S. Iwamuro).

75. Elevation of the Plasma Level of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I with Reproductive Maturation Prior to Initiation of Spawning Migration of Chum Salmon (T.A. Onuma, K. Makino, M. Ban, H. Ando, M.A. Fukuwaka, T. Azumaya, P. Swanson and A. Urano).

76. Diuretic and Anti-Diuretic Hormones in the Blood-Gorging Bug, Rhodnius prolixus (The Vector of Chagas’Disease) (I. Orchard and J.P. Paluzzi).

77. Involvement of Endocannabinoid CB1 Receptor in the Modulation of Stress Responses Related to Xenoestrogens Exposure (F. Palermo, E. Cottone, M. Virgili, M.F. Franzoni, G. Mosconi and A.M. Polzonetti-Magni).

78. Expression of Gonadotropin Alpha, FSH-Beta, and LH-Beta Genes of the Hermaphroditic Fish, Kryptolebias marmoratus Exposed to Octylphenol, 17beta Estradiol and Tamoxifen (J.S. Rhee, Y.M. Lee, J.S. Seo and J.S. Lee).

79. Effects of PACAP and Preconditioning Against Ischemia/Reperfusion-Induced Cardiomyocyte Apoptosis in vitro (E. Roth, G. Wéber, P. Kiss, G. Horváth, G. Tóth, B. Gasz, A. Ferencz, F. Gallyas, D. Reglodi and B. Rácz).

80. Further Insights into the IGF-I System of Bony Fish Pituitary with Special Emphasis on Reproductive Phases and Social Status (N. Shved, J.F. Baroiller and E. Eppler).

81. Pituitary Adenylate Cylase Activating Polypeptide (PACAP)-Like Compounds Could Modulate the Activity of Coelomocytes in Earthworm (I. Somogyi, A. Boros, P. Engelmann, J. Nemeth, A. Lubics, A. Tamas, D. Reglodi, E. Pollak, L. Molnar).

82. Neurochemistry and Plasticity of the Median Eminence and Neural Pituitary Lobe in Relation to Background Adaptation of Xenopus laevis (D.C.A.W. van Wijk and E.W. Roubos).

83. Function for the Opioid System During Inflammation in Carp (L. Verburg-van-Kemenade, H.F.J. Savelkoul and M. Chadzinska).