Transgenics in Endocrinology (Contemporary Endocrinology)
Synopsis The contributors to "Transgenics in Endocrinology" are experts in their respective fields who have used creative approaches to better understand the complex processes that are characteristic of hormonal systems. This volume is a review of topics in endocrinology, which has as its unifying theme the use of powerful transgenic mouse technology to better understand the endocrine physiology of living systems. Transgenic mouse technology has added tremendously to our understanding of hormone function in vivo. This work is a compendium of advances from a comprehensive group of systems in endocrinology whose common theme is the use of this powerful technology. The reviews contained within familiarize the reader with the most contemporary developments and serve as a basis for further discovery with a goal to advance the field of endocrinology. Furthermore the described mouse models should help to foster new strategies for the evaluation and treatment of human disease. This text should benefit graduate students, reproductive biologists, endocrinologists (both scientists and clinicians) and other scientists that desire a comprehensive review of the subject material.