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Home / Journals / American Journal of Life Sciences / Biology and Medicine of Peptide and Steroid Hormones
Biology and Medicine of Peptide and Steroid Hormones
Lead Guest Editor:
Takashi Yazawa
Division of Cellular Signal Transduction, Department of Biochemistry, Asahikawa Medical University, Hokkaido, Japan
Guest Editors
Hiroyuki Kaiya
Department of Biochemistry, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute
Osaka, Japan
Kazuyoshi Ukena
Section of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University
Hiroshima, Japan
Takahiro Nemoto
Department of Physiology, Nippon Medical School
Tokyo, Japan
Takahiro Sato
Molecular Genetics, Institute of Life Science, Kurume University
Fukuoka, Japan
Takanori Ida
Division for Searching and Identification, Bioactive Peptides Department of Bioactive Peptides Frontier Science Research Center, University of Miyazaki
Miyazaki, Japan
Toshio Sekiguchi
Noto Marine Laboratory, Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology, Kanazawa University
Ishikawa, Japan
Paper List
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Authors: Takashi Yazawa
Pages: 1-2 Published Online: May 6, 2015
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Authors: Takanori Ida, Eri Iwamoto, Takahiro Sato, Masayasu Kojima
Pages: 3-7 Published Online: May 6, 2015
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Authors: Takahiro Sato, Kanae Oishi, Takanori Ida, Masayasu Kojima
Pages: 8-16 Published Online: May 6, 2015
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Authors: Keiko Masuda, Eiko Iwakoshi-Ukena, Tetsuya Tachibana, Kazuyoshi Ukena
Pages: 17-23 Published Online: May 6, 2015
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Authors: Takahiro Nemoto, Yoshihiko Kakinuma, Tamotsu Sibasaki
Pages: 24-30 Published Online: May 6, 2015
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Authors: Nobuo Suzuki, Masanori Somei, Azusa Seki, Toshio Sekiguchi, Yoshiaki Tabuchi, Hiroyuki Mishima, Yoichi Kase, Atsushi Kaminishi, Koji Yachiguchi, Kei-ichiro Kitamura, Yuji Oshima, Kazuichi Hayakawa, Sachiko Yano, Atsuhiko Hattori
Pages: 31-38 Published Online: May 6, 2015
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Authors: Sayaka Nagata, Tomomi Hikosaka, Kazuo Kitamura
Pages: 39-42 Published Online: May 6, 2015
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Authors: Kazuya Hasegawa, Sayaka Akieda-Asai, Yukari Date
Pages: 43-47 Published Online: May 6, 2015
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Authors: Atsuki Nara, Tohru Komiya
Pages: 48-52 Published Online: May 6, 2015
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Authors: Toshikazu Nishimura
Pages: 53-57 Published Online: May 6, 2015
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Authors: Takashi Yazawa, Yoshitaka Imamichi, Kaoru Miyamoto, Junsuke Uwada, Md Rafiqul Islam Khan, Takanobu Taniguchi
Pages: 58-64 Published Online: May 6, 2015
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Introduction
Hormones are signaling molecules, which are produced in some organs, and transported to receptors in target organs via circulation system for its actions. In vertebrates, there are various class of hormones. Among them, peptide hormone and steroid hormone are representative of hydrophilic and hydrophobic ligands, respectively. They acts on different types of receptors, membrane receptor (peptide hormones) and nuclear receptor (steroid hormones). These hormone/receptor systems contribute to maintain the homeostasis via intracellular signal transduction and transcriptional regulation. Dysregulation of hormone production and its actions underlie the pathophysiological mechanisms in various endocrine disorders. This special issue focused on the recent progression of the researches in biology and medicine of peptide and steroid hormones. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Hunting the novel peptide and steroid hormones
2. Metabolic pathways of peptide and steroid hormones
3. Involvement of peptide and steroid hormones in endocrine disorders
4. Dynamics of hormones in metabolic and reproductive disorders
5. Development and regeneration of the hormone-producing organs
6. Peptide and steroid hormone in therapy
7. Conservation and evolution of peptide and steroid hormones
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