Endocrine Journal
Our official Japanese journal "Naibunpigaku Zasshi" was first issued in 1925 and renamed as "Nihon Naibunpigaku-kai Zasshi" in 1927. In 1954 the first issue of English official journal "Endocrinologia Japonica" was published continuing to Volume 39 in 1992 and then renamed as the present "Endocrine Journal" from Volume 40 in 1993.

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Published by The Japan Endocrine Society  
6,679 registered articles
(updated on July 22, 2024)
Online ISSN : 1348-4540
Print ISSN : 0918-8959
ISSN-L : 0918-8959
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Volume 71 (2024) Issue 7 Pages 643-650
Promising horizons in achondroplasia along with the development of new drugs Read more
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Achondroplasia (ACH) has long been an extremely intractable disease in children characterized by both rhizomelic shortened limbs and considerable shot stature. In the July issue, a world-renowned endocrinologist, Dr. Keiichi Ozono and colleague provide an inspirational and cutting-edge review on the update of molecular mechanisms and brand-new therapeutic modalities for ACH. Our editorial team has a firm belief that such a “making the impossible possible” story in the translational research of endocrinology is a must-read for all readers in Endocrine Journal.

Volume 71 (2024) Issue 6 Pages 547-559
Development of the anterior pituitary: diverse lineages of the stem/progenitor cells Read more
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As well known, the pituitary gland is composed of two distinct parts originated from both adenohypophyseal placode and neuroectoderm. For most of endocrinologists, however, not much is known about the recent research progress in this field. Dr Yukio Kato and Dr Takako Kato seasonably provide a fascinating and updated overview on the molecular development of pituitary gland with a cutting-edge insight into cellular and endocrinologic mechanisms.

Volume 71 (2024) Issue 5 Pages 437-445
Cell-specific functions of androgen receptor in skeletal muscles Read more
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It is widely recognized that androgens play a crucial role not only in developing secondary sexual characteristics in men but in exerting protein anabolic effects as anabolic steroids. In this issue, Professor Yuuki Imai and Dr. Hiroshi Sakai contribute a sophisticated and insightful review on cell-specific functions of androgen receptor within skeletal muscles, particularly in satellite cells, myofibers and mesenchymal progenitors. A variety of indirect effects of androgens via extra-muscle tissue on skeletal muscle are also impressively highlighted.

Volume 71 (2024) Issue 4 Pages 335-343
Phosphate-sensing mechanisms and functions of phosphate as a first messenger Read more
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Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) plays a critical role in regulating circulating phosphate level. To date, however, mechanisms whereby bone senses the change of blood phosphate level and regulates the production of FGF23 have been poorly elucidated. In this issue, Dr. Yuichi Takashi contributes an insightful review article focusing on such long-lasting enigmas. Our editorial team is sure that readers will be fascinated by the profound world of phosphate homeostasis via unique endocrine systems.

Volume 71 (2024) Issue 3 Pages 295-303
Lung adenocarcinoma metastasis within a pituitary neuroendocrine tumor: a case report with review of literature Read more
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Dr. Koji Suzuki and colleague report in the March issue an extremely rare case of metastatic lung adenocarcinoma within a gonadotroph pituitary neuroendocrine tumor (PitNET), representing a considerably expeditious progression of a variety of neurological symptoms. This excellent report provides us with invaluable insight into diagnosis and therapeutics for coexisting primary and metastatic tumors in pituitary gland.

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