Reproductive Endocrinology

A Molecular Approach


ISBN: 978-0-387-88185-0 (Print) 978-0-387-88186-7 (Online)
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Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. The Basis for Molecular Reproductive Biology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 3-11

      Introduction to the Molecular Organization of the Endocrine/Reproductive System

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 13-22

      Extracellular Signaling Receptors

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 23-39

      The Molecules That Transmit Information into the Cell: The Intracellular Signaling Pathways

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 41-49

      Introduction to Molecular Biology: Structure and Function of the Macromolecules of Genetic Information

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 51-65

      Regulation of Gene Expression

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 67-71

      Molecular Basis of Abnormal Phenotype

  3. The Tools of Molecular Reproductive Biology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 72-72

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 75-82

      Recombinant DNA Technology

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 83-96

      Techniques for DNA Analysis

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 97-104

      Analyzing Gene Expression

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 105-112

      DNA Microarray Analysis

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 113-117

      Computer Assisted Analysis of Genes

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 119-128

      Introduction to Gene Therapy

  4. Molecular Regulation of Reproductive Hormones

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 129-129

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 131-143

      GnRH-GnRH-Receptor System in the Mammalian Female Reproductive Tract

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 145-160

      FSH: One Hormone with Multiple Forms, or a Family of Multiple Hormones

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 161-174

      The FSH Receptor: One Receptor with Multiple Forms or a Family of Receptors

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      Pages 175-193

      Regulation of the Early Steps in Gonadal Steroidogenesis

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      Pages 195-204

      Prostaglandins and Their Mechanisms of Action in the Cyclic Ovary

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 205-214

      Androgens—Molecular Basis and Related Disorders

    8. Book Chapter

      Pages 215-227

      Leptin as a Reproductive Hormone

    9. Book Chapter

      Pages 229-237

      Neurosteroids and Sexual Behavior and Reproduction

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