This is a comprehensive book addressing steroid disorders from hormonal, genetic, psychological, and surgical perspectives. It is meant to educate adult and pediatric endocrinologists, clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, reproductive endocrinologists, neonatologists, urologists, and psychoendocrinologists. It will assist these specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of steroid disorders. The book is written for postgraduate and faculty-level physicians. The content consists of steroid disorders, genetic bases for the disorder and case presentations of each disorder.
Steroid Biosynthesis: Enzymology, Integration and Control. Sterol Biosynthesis. Vitamin D Biosynthesis and its Disorders. Bile Acid Biosynthesis. Cholesterol Metabolism in Steroidogenic Tissues. Steroid 21-Hydroxylase. Steroid 11ß-Hydroxylase Isozymes. 3ß-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase/ Isomerase Deficiency. Human 17a-Hydroxylase/17, 20-Lyase. Aromatase: Insights into the Roles of Estrogens Revealed by Natural and Targeted Mutations. 17ß-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase and 5a-Reductase Deficiencies. Steroid Metabolism in Peripheral Tissues. Animal Models of Impaired Steroidgenesis. Regulation of Gene Expression by the Nuclear Receptor Family. Neurosteroids and Brain Sterols.