Endocrinology Research

Endocrinology is the study of hormones, their signaling pathways, and the diseases associated with them. The endocrine system is one of two mechanisms in the human body that is responsible for regulating and integrating the function of cells, the other being the nervous system.

Research Areas
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Hormone Classification

Hormones are classified into three types, according to their chemical composition:

  • Amines (such as dopamine, adrenalin and noradrenalin)
  • Steroids (such as estrogen, testosterone and glucocorticoids)
  • Peptides (such as the peptide hormones insulin, ghrelin and vasopressin).

Peptide hormones produced by secretory nervous tissue are known as neuropeptides.

Endocrinological Dysregulation

A disease due to a disorder of the endocrine system is often called a "hormone imbalance" and is usually caused by hypo- or hyperfunction of an endocrine gland. Better known examples include Acromegaly, Cushing Syndrome, Diabetes, Dwarfism, Graves Disease, Hermaphroditism, Delayed and Precocious Puberty, and Thyroid Diseases.

Literature for Endocrinology Research

Tocris offers the following scientific literature for Endocrinology Research to showcase our products. We invite you to request* or download your copy today!

*Please note that Tocris will only send literature to established scientific business / institute addresses.


Peptide Hormone Receptors

Peptide Hormone Receptors Product Listing

A collection of over 200 products for peptide hormone receptors, the listing includes research tools for the study of:

  • Anterior Pituitary Regulation
  • Blood Pressure Regulation
  • Feeding and Appetite Regulation
  • Glucose Regulation
  • Peptide Hormone Processing