By Charles G. D. Brook, Peter E. Clayton, Rosalind S. Brown, M. O. Savage
This treatise of paediatric endocrinology, now in its moment variation, covers either pathophysiological and physiological facets of the topic, with a different emphasis on medical administration. Written by means of a multi-author group of foreign contrast, the booklet is a important reference for common departments of paediatrics and for endocrinologists facing young children. during this moment version which has been completely revised and with a typically new authorship, a lot emphasis has been put on more recent elements of endocrine body structure that are mirrored in scientific perform.
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1. Selected chromosomal disorders with endocrine manifestations. 2. Selected hypothalamic and pituitary disorders. 3. Selected defects in thyroid development, thyroid hormone synthesis, transport, and action. 1. 4. Selected parathyroid and bone disorders. 5. Selected disorders of adrenal hormone synthesis and action. 6. Selected disorders of β-cell dysfunction and pancreas development. 1. 7. Selected disorders of gonadal development, hormone synthesis, and action. 8. Selected disorders of water and salt metabolism.
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Control of gene transcription by the ligand-dependent thyroid hormone receptor (TR) interacting with co-repressors and co-activators. In the absence of triiodothyronine (T3), the TR binds to a thyroid hormone response element (TRE) in conjunction with the retinoid X receptor (RXR). Co-repressors associated with the TR recruit histone deacetylases (HDAC), and transcription is silenced. After binding of T3, the TR undergoes a conformational alteration, the co-repressors dissociate, and co-activators can interact with the receptor.