Endocrinology Course
Fall 2001

Instructor:  Levente Kapás, M.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
Fordham University
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

E-mail:   kapas@fordham.edu
Phone:   718-817-3891
Fax:       718-817-3645

Lecture Notes Figures
  Lecture 1.  Introduction

  Lecture 2. Hormone formation
 
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1999, for the discovery that "proteins have intrinsic signals that govern their transport and localization in the cell"
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1977, for the the "development of radioimmunoassays of peptid hormones"

Read the Nobel Lecture here

  Lecture 3.  Hormone action - receptors - second messengers
 
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1982, for discoveries concerning   "prostaglandins and related biologically active substances"

Read the Nobel Lectures here and hereandhere

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1971, for discoveries concerning   "the mechanisms of the action of hormones"

Read the Nobel Lecture here

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1992, for discoveries concerning   "reversible protein phosphorylation as a biological regulatory mechanism"

Read the Nobel Lectures here and here

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1994, for the discovery of  "G-proteins and the role of these proteins in signal transduction in cells"

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  Lecture 4. Hypothalamus 
 
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1977, for  the "discoveries concerning the peptide hormone production of the brain"

Read the Nobel Lectures here and here

  Lecture 5. Anterior pituitary I.: GH and PRL
 
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1947, for  the  "discovery of the part played by the hormone of the anterior pituitary lobe in the metabolism of sugar"

Read the Nobel Lecture here

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1986, for  the discoveries of "growth factors"

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  Lecture 6. Posterior pituitary

  Lecture 7. Thyroid gland

  Lecture 8.  Thyroid gland
 
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1909, for  the work on  "the physiology, pathology and surgery of the thyroid gland"

Read the Nobel Lecture here

  Lecture 9.  Adrenal medulla

  Lecture 10.  Adrenal cortex I.
 
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1950, for discoveries relating to the   "hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects"

Read the Nobel Lectures here and hereandhere

  Lecture 11. Adrenal cortex II.

  Lecture 12.  Sex differentiation and development

  Lecture 13.  Male reproductive endocrinology

  Lecture 14.  Neurotransmitters, neuromodulators
 
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1936, for discoveries relating to "chemical transmission of nerve impulses"

Read the Nobel Lectures here and here

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1970, for discoveries concerning "the humoral transmitters in the nerve terminals and the mechanisms for their storage, release and inactivation"

Read the Nobel Lectures here and hereandhere

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 1998 for discoveries concerning "nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system"
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2000 for discoveries concerning "signal transduction in the nervous system"

  Lecture 15.  Female reproductive endocrinology I.

  Lecture 16.  Female reproductive endocrinology II.

  Lecture 17.  Pregnancy, parturition and lactation

  Lecture 18.  Insulin
 
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1923, "for the discovery of insulin"

Read the Nobel Lectures here andhere

  Lecture 19.  Other pancreatic and GI hormones
                   the endocrinology of the adipose tissue

  Lecture 20.  Mineral metabolism

  Lecture 21.  Neuroimmunoendocrinology

  Lecture 22.  Journal Club
 
 
Syllabus

Figures at the Electronic Reserve Room of Fordham Library


Essay Questions
Practice Exams
First Exam

Second Exam

Third Exam

Fourth Exam

Final Exam
 

First Exam

For Second Practice Exam go to ERES

Third Exam

Fourth Exam

Final Exam

Exam Results

Updated with the results of the second exam


 
 

 
 

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