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TitleThe Pineal Gland and Cancer [electronic resource] : Neuroimmunoendocrine Mechanisms in Malignancy / edited by Christian Bartsch, Hella Bartsch, David E. Blask, Daniel P. Cardinali, William J. M. Hrushesky, Dieter Mecke
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2001
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Descript XXVIII, 578 p. online resource


Section I: Significance of the Pineal Gland and Its Hormone Melatonin -- 1 Some Historical Remarks Concerning Research on the Pineal Gland and Cancer -- 2 Biology of the Pineal Gland and Melatonin in Humans -- 3 The Role of Melatonin in the Neuroendocrine System: Multiplicity of Sites and Mechanisms of Action -- 4 The Pineal Gland and Chronobiologic History: Mind and Spirit as Feedsidewards in Time Structures for Prehabilitation -- 5 Melatonin Involvement in Cancer: Methodological Considerations -- Section II: Effect of Tumor Growth on the Production and Secretion of Pineal Melatonin -- 6 Analysis of Melatonin in Patients with Cancer of the Reproductive System -- 7 Melatonin in Patients with Cancer of Extra-Reproductive Location -- 8 The Modulation of Melatonin in Tumor-Bearing Animals: Underlying Mechanisms and Possible Significance for Prognosis -- 9 The Pineal Gland, Melatonin, and Neoplastic Growth: Morphological Approach -- Section III: Effects of Melatonin and of Unidentified Pineal Products on Tumor Growth -- 10 In Vitro Effects of Melatonin on Tumor Cells -- 11 Melatonin and Colon Carcinogenesis -- 12 Role of Extrapineal Melatonin and Related APUD Series Peptides in Malignancy -- 13 A Survey of the Evidence That Melatonin and Unidentified Pineal Substances Affect Neoplastic Growth -- 14 Experimental Studies of the Pineal Gland Preparation Epithalamin -- Section IV: Mechanisms of Action of Melatonin on Tumor Cells -- A. Actions Via the Endocrine System -- 15 An Overview of the Neuroendocrine Regulation of Experimental Tumor Growth by Melatonin and Its Analogues and the Therapeutic Use of Melatonin in Oncology -- 16 Modulation of the Estrogen Response Pathway in Human Breast Cancer Cells by Melatonin -- 17 Benign and Tumor Prostate Cells as Melatonin Target Sites -- B. Actions Via the Immune System -- 18 Neuroimmunomodulation Via the Autonomic Nervous System -- 19 Melatonin and Immune Functions -- 20 Melatonin and the Immune System: Therapeutic Potential in Cancer, Viral Diseases, and Immunodeficiency States -- 21 Melatonin Rhythms in Mice: Role in Autoimmune and Lymphoproliferative Diseases -- 22 Mechanisms Involved in the Immunomodulatory Effects of Melatonin on the Human Immune System -- C Actions Via Neural Pathways -- 23 The Role of the Pineal Gland in Neural Control of Cell Proliferation in Healthy and Malignant Tissue -- D. Molecular Mechanisms of Action -- 24 Reactive Oxygen Species, DNA Damage, and Carcinogenesis: Intervention with Melatonin -- 25 Could the Antiproliferative Effect of Melatonin Be Exerted Via the Interaction of Melatonin with Calmodulin and Protein Kinase C? -- Section V: Oncotherapeutic Potential of Melatonin -- 26 Efficacy of Melatonin in the Immunotherapy of Cancer Using Interleukin-2 -- 27 Melatonin Cancer Therapy -- Section VI: Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer: The Possible Role of Melatonin -- 28 Circadian Disruption and Breast Cancer -- 29 Breast Cancer and Use of Electric Power: Experimental Studies on the Melatonin Hypothesis -- 30 Magnetic Field Exposure and Pineal Melatonin Production (Mini-Review) -- 31 Nocturnal Hormone Profiles in Healthy Humans Under the Influence of Pulsed High-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields -- 32 Weak High-Frequency (Radiofrequency, Microwave) Electromagnetic Fields: Epidemiological Evidence of Their Impact on Cancer Development and Reproductive Outcome

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