By E. James Squires
As larger emphasis is positioned not just on potency and yield, but additionally wellbeing and fitness and welfare, in animal creation, wisdom of the effect of hormones in animal development and improvement is key. in addition to giving an intensive grounding within the topic, this textbook explains the options and results of hormone manipulation and applies it to chicken, fish, horses, livestock, pigs and sheep.
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The receptor can be solubilized with detergents and purified by affinity chromatography using the hormone bound to a column matrix. Receptors can be glycoproteins and contain carbohydrate residues. Experimental tools to demonstrate this are: 1. Treat the receptor preparation with neuraminidase or β-galactosidase to remove the sugar residues. This inhibits binding of the hormone. 2. Concanavalin A (ConA; a protein from jack bean that binds to a D-glucosyl residues) can Fig. 19. Structure of steroid sulphates and glucuronides.
2. Concanavalin A (ConA; a protein from jack bean that binds to a D-glucosyl residues) can Fig. 19. Structure of steroid sulphates and glucuronides. 14 Chapter 1 of intracellular calcium, which, together with the diacylglycerol, activates protein kinase C. Both protein kinase A and protein kinase C can phosphorylate and activate various intracellular proteins to alter cellular metabolism. These proteins are inactivated by removing the phosphate using the enzyme phosphoprotein phosphatase. be used to inhibit hormone binding.
4 Pituitary–Hypothalamic Integration of Hormone Action 1. Illustrate the position of the brain, hypothalmus and pituitary gland. (a) Outline the integration of hormonal systems with the hypothalamus. (b) Describe the integration of hypothalamic and pituitary function (nervous/pituitary–hypothalamic portal system). 2. What is the nature of the hypothalamic releasing and release inhibiting hormones (function and structure)? 3. What hormones are produced by the posterior pituitary gland (structure, synthesis and function)?
Applied animal endocrinology by E. James Squires