Syllabus for Endocrinology, Fall Semester 2019
Cliff H. Summers
Churchill-Haines 168F

USD Department of Biology

Endocrinology
BIOL 426/727
Fall 2021
Complete Syllabus
Date  Topic Reading
Acronyms text: Vertebrate Endocrinology 5th Edition by D.O. Norris & J.A. Carr Abbreviations
Aug 24 Hormones, Paracrines, Autocrines...
Glands & Target Tissue
1-12, 30-45
Aug 26 Receptors 57-61
Aug 31 Endocrine Homeostasis
Second Messenger Systems: cAMP
13-20, 61-72
Sept 2 2nd Messengers: Inositol Phosphate, JaK/STAT 66-70
Sept 7 2nd Messengers: Map K
Mechanisms of Hormone Action via Nuclear Receptors
71-72, 86-93
Sept 9 Genetic Regulation 86-93
Sept 14 Hormone Synthesis
Receptor Regulation
52-61, 68-70
Sept 16 Hypothalamus 119-124, 135-139
203-210
Sept 21 Axes & Adenohypophysis: Tropic Hormones
Pars distalis: Tropic Hormones
107-119, 124-134, 163-164, 187-203
Sept 23 Exam #1?
Sept 28 Neurohypophysis: Vasopressin and Oxytocin 133-137
192-196
Sept 30 Thyroid Axis
Thyroid Hormones and Function
207-229
207-229
Oct 5 Steroid Biosynthesis
Steroids: Progestogens & Androgens
61-80
Oct 7 Steroids: Estrogens 61-80
Oct 12 Steroids: Corticosteroids 61-80
Oct 14 Adrenal Axis 261-273, 280-284, 291-299
Oct 19 Adrenal Axis 261-273, 280-284, 291-299
Oct 21 Adrenal Function: Chromaffin Tissue/Catecholamines 283-287
Oct 26 Adrenal Function: Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone
Gonadal Axis
273-279, 317-370, 375-434
Oct 28 Exam #2?
Nov 2 Endocrinology of Reproduction 317-370, 375-434
Nov 4 Prolactin and Growth Hormone Family: PrL 112-115, 129-131, 175-176, 355-356
Nov 9 Somatic Growth Axis
Growth Factors
130-131, 143-145
Nov 11 Veteran's Day
Nov 16 Hormones of the Immune System video 101-102
Nov 18 Calcium and Phosphate Homeostasis video 487-511
Nov 23 Pancreatic Hormones 453-461, 475-484
Nov 25 Thanksgiving
Nov 30 Feeding & Gastrointestinal Hormones; Guts and Brains + Melatonin 154-163, 213-218, 427-485
Dec 2 Exam #3
Dec 7 Hormones from the Brain: Neurosteroids
Neuropeptides
Evolution of Endocrine Systems
3-12
20-27, 169-186

Grading: 3 exams + 1 drawing
75% is passing


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