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Biology and Medicine of Peptide and Steroid Hormones
Submission Deadline: Apr. 30, 2015
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
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Published Papers
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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Authors: Toshikazu Nishimura
Pages: 53-57 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: Kazuya Hasegawa, Sayaka Akieda-Asai, Yukari Date
Pages: 43-47 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: 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: Takahiro Nemoto, Yoshihiko Kakinuma, Tamotsu Sibasaki
Pages: 24-30 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 Sato, Kanae Oishi, Takanori Ida, Masayasu Kojima
Pages: 8-16 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: Takashi Yazawa
Pages: 1-2 Published Online: May 6, 2015
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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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