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.

Endocrine Disease Product Areas

Endocrinology Research Product Areas

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.

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New Product Guide

New Product Guide (Fall/Winter 2016)

Our New Product guide highlights over 100 new products added in the second half of 2016. Request copy or view PDF today.

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Bio-Techne Events

ASCB 2016

ASCB 2016

December 3 - 7, 2016

San Francisco, CA,

Booth: 314