Advances in Metabolic Disorders, Volume 1 presents the application of biochemistry to the pathogenesis of human diseases. This book discusses the parathormone physiology and its deviations, as well as the origins and course of osteoporosis.
The introductory chapters deal with the catabolism of glycogen; physiology of parathyroids; multiple enzymic defects; biochemical technology of glycogen storage disease; assay of parathyroid hormone; mechanisms of mitochondrial respiratory control; pathogenesis of primary osteoporosis; and nature of bone change. The subsequent chapters consider the definition and physiology of insulin antagonists and chemistry of parathyroid hormone. These topics are followed by discussions of the physiologic effects of aldosterone and the metabolic interrelationship between folate and vitamin B12 are presented. A chapter is devoted to the definition and treatment of hypoparathyroidism and hyperparathyroidism. The remaining chapters focus on the diagnosis of insulin antagonists in tissues, plasma, and serum.
The book can provide useful information to doctors, students, and researchers.