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Editorial: Hormone release patterns in mammals
- Kauffman, Alexander S., Hoffmann, Hanne M.
- Molecular and cellular endocrinology 2020 v.507 pp. 110781
- hormone secretion, hormones, mammals, melatonin
- Many physiological systems rely on hormones to communicate and time cellular and tissue-level functions. Most endocrine systems are dynamic and governed by complex regulatory systems and/or feedback mechanisms to generate precise patterns and modes of hormone release in order to optimize control of physiological and cellular processes. This Special Issue focuses on hormone release patterns (ultradian, infradian, pulsatile, circadian), with a special emphasis on the hypothalamic-pituitary axis as well as melatonin release, and how these patterns of hormone secretion change during life stages and disease.