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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Systems: 2-Volume Set
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Systems: 2-Volume Set

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Systems: 2-Volume Set

Randy J. Nelson
  • Covers a diverse set of topics, including neuroendocrine regulation, neuroimmunology, behavioral neuroendocrinology, autonomic regulation, stress, thirst and water balance, regulation of food intake, and biological rhythms and sleep, among many others
  • Includes foundational and emerging areas of research
  • Overview articles are written by prominent scientists in the field

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Systems provides an up-to-date survey of the wide range of scholarship being conducted on these two systems in the field of neuroendocrinology. The Encyclopedia includes more than 50 articles--each approximately 8,000 words in length--that provide thorough overviews of a diverse set of topics in neuroendocrine regulation, neuroimmunology, behavioral neuroendocrinology, autonomic regulation, stress, thirst and water balance, regulation of food intake, and biological rhythms and sleep, among many others. All authors were commissioned specifically for the Encyclopedia, and all articles received blind peer reviews. The articles provide critical and synthetic examinations, as well as the history, progress, direction, and debates about research on a given topic, surveying developments and different perspectives, and discussing important contributors and contributions. The Encyclopedia offers coverage of core and emerging areas of research to provide readers a reliable source of specialist information on topics not discussed in existing reference works. As such, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Systems represents a unique contribution to scholarship in neuroendocrinology and will be a standard reference for researchers, students, and professionals in the field.


1. Neuroendocrine Regulation
Hypothalamic Control of Female Reproduction (Brian P. Kenealy and Ei Terasawa)
Inflammatory Signals and Sexual Differentiation of the Brain (Margaret M. McCarthy)
Membrane-Initiated Estradiol Signaling in the Central Nervous System (Paul E. Micevych and Melinda A. Mittelman-Smith)
Neuroendocrine Influences on Human Sexuality (Ashlyn Swift-Gallant and S. Marc Breedlove)
Neuroendocrine Regulation of Seasonal Reproduction (Elisabetta Tolla, Jonathan H. Pérez, Ian C. Dunn, Simone L. Meddle, and Tyler J. Stevenson)
Prolactin: Regulation and Actions (Robert S. Bridges)
Regulation of Gonadotropins (Daniel J. Bernard, Yining Li, Chirine Toufaily, and Gauthier Schang)
Sexual Differentiation (Ashley Monks)
Steroids and Plasticity (Alyssa L. Pedersen and Colin J. Saldanha)
Transcriptomic Architecture of Reproductive Plasticity (Susan C.P. Renn and Nadia Aubin-Horth)
2. Neuroimmunology
Neuroendocrine and Neuroimmune Mechanisms Regulating the Blood-Brain Barrier (Divine C. Nwafor, Allison L. Brichacek, Sreeparna Chakraborty, Catheryne A. Gambill, Stanley A. Benkovic, and Candice M. Brown)
Neuroimmunology: Behavioral Effects (Gretchen N. Neigh, Mandakh Bekhbat, and Sydney A. Rowson)
The Ouroboros of Inflammatory Signaling to the Brain for the Control of Neuroendocrine Function (Georgia E. Hodes)
Regulating Systems in Neuroimmunology (William H. Walker II and A. Courtney DeVries)
The Role of Microglia in the Aging Brain: A Focus on Sex Differences (Jeffrey S. Darling, Kevin Sanchez, Andrew D. Gaudet, and Laura K. Fonken)
Sex-Specific Regulation of Peripheral and Central Immune Responses (Sabra L. Klein and Jaclyn M. Schwarz)
3. Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
Behavioral Neuroendocrinology: Cognition (Victoria Luine, Hunter)
Behavioral Neuroendocrinology of Female Aggression (Natalia Duque-Wilckens and Brian C. Trainor)
Brain Derived Steroids and Behaviors (Colin J. Saldanha)
Hormones and Animal Communication (Eliot A. Brenowitz)
Maternal Behavior from a Neuroendocrine Perspective (Danielle S. Stolzenberg, Kimberly L. Hernandez-D'Anna, Oliver J. Bosch, and Joseph S. Lonstein)
Neurobiology of Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Abuse (Ruth I. Wood and Kathryn G. Wallin-Miller)
The Neuroendocrinology of Empathy (Farzaneh Naghavi and James Burkett)
Paternal Behavior from a Neuroendocrine Perspective (Caleigh Guoynes and Catherine Marler)
The Role of Oxytocin & Vasopressin in the Neural Regulation of Social Behavior (Heather K. Caldwell)
Role of Puberty in Adult Behaviors (Kristen Delevich and Linda Wilbrecht)
Sexual Behavior in Females from a Neuroendocrine Perspective (Donald Pfaff)
Sexual Behavior in Males from a Neuroendocrine Perspective (Jacques Balthazart and Gregory F. Ball)
4. Autonomic Regulation
Autonomic Regulation of Kidney Function (Mohammed H. Abdulla and Edward J. Johns)
Autonomic Regulation of Penile Erection (Karl-Erik Andersson)
Autonomic Regulation of the Eye (Paul J. May, Anton Reiner, and Paul D. Gamlin)
Autonomic Thermoregulation (Thad E. Wilson and Kristen Metzler-Wilson)
Central Mechanisms Regulating Coordinated Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function (Roger Dampney)
Development of Lung Innervation (Talita de Melo e Silva, Catherine Miriam Czeisler, and José Javier Otero)
Neural Control of Lower Urinary Tract Function (Jonathan M. Beckel and William C. de Groat)
The Role of Sex Hormones in Pain (Dayna L. Averitt, Rebecca S. Hornung, and Anne Z. Murphy)
5. Stress and the Brain
Cardiac Vagal Tone and Stress (Kevin T. Larkin, Alaina G. Tiani, and Leah A. Brown)
Mineralocorticoid Receptors and Glucocorticoid Receptors in HPA Stress Responses During Coping and Adaptation (Edo Ronald de Kloet and Marian Joëls)
Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Psychological Stress: Age and Sex Differences in Adults (Allison E. Gaffey and Brandy S. Martinez)
Neuroendocrinology of Stress and Addiction (Steven Kinsey, Olivia Vanegas, Kristen Trexler, Floyd Steele, and Matthew Eckard)
Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors and Affective Responses (Kalynn Schulz, Marcia Chavez, and Arthur Castaneda)
Stress and Neuroimmunology (Eric S. Wohleb)
Stress-Modulated Pathways (Nicolas Rohleder)
6. Regulation of Thirst and Water Balance, Food Intake, and Body Weight
Integration of Peripheral and Central Systems in Control of Ingestive and Reproductive Behavior (Jill E. Schneider)
Molecular Regulation of Energy Balance (D. Grahame Hardie and A. Mark Evans)
Regulators and Integration of Peripheral Signals (Michelle T. Foster)
Thirst and Water Balance (Derek Daniels)
7. Biological Rhythms and Sleep
The Hypocretin Arousal Network (Jeremy C. Borniger and Luis de Lecea)
Molecular Biology and Physiology of Circadian Clocks (Ruifeng Cao)
Neurobiology of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Steven Holfinger, M. Melanie Lyons, Nitin Bhatt, and Ulysses Magalang)
Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Circadian Rhythms in Diurnal Species (Lily Yan, Laura Smale, and Antonio A. Nunez)
The Regulation of Sleep (Craig Heller)
Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Anatomy, Physiology, and Neurochemistry (Rae Silver)

About the author: 

Randy J. Nelson holds the Hazel Ruby McQuain Chair for Neurological Research in the WVU School of Medicine and is director of basic science research in the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, as well as across the University. He also leads the neuroscience PhD program as one of the seven biomedical science PhD programs at the Health Sciences Center, and serves as a professor and inaugural chair in the new Department of Neuroscience.  
Professor Nelson earned his AB and MA degrees in Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a PhD in Psychology in 1983, as well as a second PhD in Endocrinology in 1984, both from UC Berkeley. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Reproductive Biology at the University of Texas, Austin. 
Professor Nelson served on the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University from 1986 until 2000, where he was a professor of psychology, neuroscience, biochemistry, and molecular biology. He then served on the faculty at The Ohio State University from 2000 - 2018, during which time he served as Distinguished University Professor, as well as the co-director of both the Neuroscience Research Institute (2014-2018) and the Neuroscience Graduate Studies Program (2003-2009). He was also the faculty lead of the Chronic Brain Injuries Discovery Theme. Nelson has published nearly 500 research articles and more than 10 books describing studies in biological rhythms, behavioral neuroendocrinology, and immune function.
Mohammed H. Abdulla, University College Cork
K-E Andersson, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Nadia Aubin-Horth, Université Laval
Dayna L. Averitt, Texas Woman's University
Gregory F. Ball, University of Maryland
Jacques Balthazart, University of Liège
Jonathan M. Beckel, University of Pittsburgh
Mandakh Bekhbat, Emory University
Stanley A. Benkovic, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
Daniel J. Bernard, McGill University
Nitin Bhatt, The Ohio State University
Jeremy C. Borniger, Stanford University School of Medicine
Oliver J. Bosch, Regensburg Center of Neuroscience
S. Marc Breedlove, Michigan State University
Eliot A. Brenowitz, University of Washington
Allison L. Brichacek, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
Robert S. Bridges, Tufts University
Candice M. Brown, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
Leah A. Brown, West Virginia University
James Burkett, University of Toledo
Heather K. Caldwell, Kent State University
Ruifeng Cao, University of Minnesota
Arthur Castaneda, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Sreeparna Chakraborty, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
Marcia Chavez, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Catherine Miriam Czeisler, The Ohio State University
Roger Dampney, The University of Sydney
Derek Daniels, SUNY Buffalo
Jeffrey S. Darling, University of Texas at Austin
William C. de Groat, University of Pittsburgh
Edo Ronald de Kloet, Leiden University
Luis de Lecea, Stanford University School of Medicine
Talita de Melo e Silva, The Ohio State University
Kristen Delevich, Washington State University
A. Courtney DeVries, West Virginia University
Ian C. Dunn, University of Edinburgh
Natalia Duque-Wilckens, University of California, Davis
Matthew Eckard, West Virginia University
A. Mark Evans, University of Edinburgh
Laura K. Fonken, University of Texas at Austin
Michelle T. Foster, Colorado State University
Allison E. Gaffey, Yale School of Medicine
Catheryne A. Gambill, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
Paul D. Gamlin, University of Alabama
Andrew D. Gaudet, University of Texas at Austin
Caleigh Guoynes, University of Wisconsin
D. Grahame Hardie, University of Dundee
Craig Heller, Stanford University
Kimberly L. Hernandez-D'Anna, California State University, San Marcos
Georgia E. Hodes, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Steven Holfinger, The Ohio State University
Rebecca S. Hornung, Texas Woman's University
Marian Joëls, Utrecht University
Edward J. Johns, University College Cork
Brian P. Kenealy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Steven Kinsey, University of Connecticut
Sabra L. Klein, Johns Hopkins University
Kevin T. Larkin, West Virginia University
Yining Li, McGill University
Joseph S. Lonstein, Michigan State University
Victoria Luine, Hunter College, City University of New York
M. Melanie Lyons, The Ohio State University
Ulysses Magalang, The Ohio State University
Catherine Marler, University of Wisconsin
Brandy S. Martinez, University of Notre Dame
Paul J. May, University of Mississippi
Margaret M. McCarthy, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Simone L. Meddle, University of Edinburgh
Kristen Metzler-Wilson, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Paul E Micevych, University of California, Los Angeles
Melinda A. Mittelman-Smith, University of California, Los Angeles
Ashley Monks, University of Toronto
Anne Z. Murphy, Texas Woman's University
Farzaneh Naghavi, University of Toledo
Gretchen N. Neigh, Virginia Commonwealth University
Antonio A. Nunez, Michigan State University
Divine C. Nwafor, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
José Javier Otero, The Ohio State University
Alyssa L. Pedersen, American University
Jonathan H. Pérez, University of Glasgow College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences
Donald Pfaff, The Rockefeller University
Anton Reiner, The University of Tennessee
Susan C. P. Renn, Reed College
Nicolas Rohleder, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Sydney A. Rowson, Emory University
Colin J. Saldanha, American University
Kevin Sanchez, University of Texas at Austin
Gauthier Schang, McGill University
Jill E. Schneider, Lehigh University
Kalynn Schulz, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Jaclyn M. Schwarz, University of Delaware
Rae Silver, Columbia University
Laura Smale, Michigan State University
Floyd Steele, West Virginia University
Tyler J. Stevenson, University of Glasgow College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Danielle S. Stolzenberg, University of California, Davis
Ashlyn Swift-Gallant, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Ei Terasawa, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Alaina G. Tiani, West Virginia University
Elisabetta Tolla, University of Glasgow College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Chirine Toufaily, McGill University
Brian C. Trainor, University of California, Davis
Kristen Trexler, West Virginia University
Olivia Vanegas, University of Connecticut
William H. Walker II, West Virginia University
Kathryn G. Wallin-Miller, Oregon Health & Science University
Linda Wilbrecht, University of California Berkeley
Thad E. Wilson, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Eric S. Wohleb, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Ruth I. Wood, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Lily Yan, Michigan State University

Product details

ISBN : 9780190464912

Randy J. Nelson
1408 Pages
178 x 254 mm
Pub date
Sep 2022
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Systems: 2-Volume Set

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Systems: 2-Volume Set

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Systems: 2-Volume Set