Book 1

Homeostasis and Allostasis of Thyroid Function

Homeostasis and Allostasis of Thyroid Function

Frontiers Media SA. 2018

The discovery of the negative feedback of thyroid hormones on pituitary thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) secretion, a classical endocrine feedback control system, has shaped diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disease for the last decades. Based on this concept, a unique diagnostic category of subclinical thyroid disorders was introduced, being defined exclusively by an abnormal TSH response in the presence of thyroid hormone concentrations within the reference range. Although this approach...

How Salmonella infection can inform on mechanisms of immune function and homeostasis

How Salmonella infection can inform on mechanisms of immune function and homeostasis

Frontiers Media SA. 2016

The use of model antigens such as haptens and ovalbumin has provided enormous insights into how immune responses develop, particularly to vaccine antigens. Furthermore, these studies are overwhelmingly performed in animals housed in clean facilities and are not known to have experienced overt clinical signs caused by infectious agents. Therefore, this is unlikely to reflect the impact more complex host-pathogen interactions can have on the host, nor the diversity in how immunity is...

Metabolic Pumps and Intracellular Homeostasis, Hormones and Cell Function, Intercellular Communication, Cell Motility and Contractility, Part B

Metabolic Pumps and Intracellular Homeostasis, Hormones and Cell Function, Intercellular Communication, Cell Motility and Contractility, Part B

Academic Press. 1992

Volumes 5A and 5B of Fundamentals of Medical Cell Biology are a treatment of several key subjects, including cellular signaling. One profitable way to tackle both volumes is to read them with care but without endeavouring to master most of the details. Then should follow a more plodding study, chapter by chapter. Such a strategy is also urged in respect of the preceding volumes. Although each chapter is only as detailed as space permits, it should in the case of the student serve as an...

Functional Dissection of Calcium Homeostasis and Transport Machinery in Plants

Functional Dissection of Calcium Homeostasis and Transport Machinery in Plants

Springer Nature.

The link between brain energy homeostasis and neuronal activity

The link between brain energy homeostasis and neuronal activity

Frontiers E-books.

The brain is an extremely energy consuming part of the body, which makes it dangerously vulnerable to metabolic stress. It’s no wonder then that abnormalities of brain energy metabolism are becoming the usual suspects and a hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases. The socioeconomic burden of these alone begs for urgent measures to be taken for better understanding both fundamental and applied problems of neuroenergetics and neuroprotection. For instance, brain imaging reveals that the...