ENDOCRINOLOGY OF GROWTH
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Aim of the course:
1. Acquisition of fundamental knowledges of physiology, connected to hormones and factors involved in productive performance regulation in domestic animals
2. Study of action and effect of synthetic hormone used to modulate the productive performances in domestic animals.
Course contents summary
Hormones and facotrs involved in growth regulation (GH, IGFs, glucocorticoids, thyroid hormones, steroids)
Energy balance and food intake: level of control and hormonal regulation ( POMC, orexin, NPY, AGRP)
Adipose tissue: a multifunctional organ: the adipokines
Sherwood, Klandorf & Yancey "Fisiologia degli animali - dai geni agli organismi"
Swenson & Reece "Fisiologia deghli aniamli domestici" ed. Idelson-Gnocchi