Growth Factors in Reproduction

  • David W. Schomberg
Conference proceedings

Part of the Serono Symposia, USA book series (SERONOSYMP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Growth Factors: Polyfunctional Regulators of Growth and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shelton Earp, William Huckle, Victoria Raymond, Leslie Petch, Sherry Marts, Warren Bishop et al.
      Pages 3-22
    3. Kathleen C. Flanders, Belinda A. Marascalco, Anita B. Roberts, Michael B. Sporn
      Pages 23-37
  3. Growth Factors and Gonadal Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Brian P. Mullaney, Michael K. Skinner
      Pages 55-61
    3. P. F. Terranova, K. F. Roby, M. Sancho-Tello, J. Weed, R. Lyles
      Pages 63-78
    4. David W. Schomberg, George W. Mulheron
      Pages 79-90
    5. Eli Y. Adashi, Carol E. Resnick, Eleuterio R. Hernandez, Arye Hurwitz, Charles T. Roberts, Derek Leroith et al.
      Pages 91-101
  4. Regulation of Normal and Neoplastic Mammary Growth

  5. Regulatory Peptides in Reproductive Tract Development and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. John T. Isaacs, Ronald A. Morton, Paula Martikainen, William B. Isaacs
      Pages 167-184
    3. D. S. Loose-Mitchell, R. M. Gardner, S. M. Hyder, J. L. Kirkland, T.-H. Lin, R. B. Lingham et al.
      Pages 185-195
    4. J. A. McLachlan, K. G. Nelson, T. Takahashi, N. L. Bossert, R. R. Newbold, K. S. Korach
      Pages 197-203
  6. Embryo-Maternal Signaling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Daniel A. Rappolee, Karin S. Sturm, Gilbert A. Schultz, Claudio A. Basilico, Daniel Bowen-Pope, Roger A. Pedersen et al.
      Pages 207-218
    3. Jeffrey W. Pollard, Serge Pampfer, Eric Daiter, David Barad, Robert J. Arceci
      Pages 219-229
    4. R. Michael Roberts, James C. Cross, Charlotte E. Farin, Peter W. Farin, Kyle K. Kramer, Harriet Francis et al.
      Pages 235-245
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-253

About these proceedings


The critical role of growth factors in normal as well as abnormal cellular growth and function has become overwhelmingly apparent in recent years. The significant advances in reproductive biology within this rapidly expanding field were highlighted at the Serono Symposia, USA, symposium entitled Growth Factors in Reproduc­ tion. The conference focused on growth factors as polyfunctional regulators of growth and development in the reproductive system. The program was organized into five areas: (1) growth factors as polyfunctional regulators of growth and development, (2) growth factors and gonadal function, (3) regulation of normal and neoplastic mammary growth, (4) regulatory peptides in reproductive tract development and function, and (5) embryo-maternal signaling. This volume constitutes the contributions ofthe invited symposium speakers and is organized into sections representing the five topic areas of the sessions. Drs. Eli Y. Adashi, Robert B. Dickson, David C. Lee, James Hammond, John A. McLachlan, and R. Michael Roberts, who served as chairmen ofthese sessions, not only provided invaluable advice and assistance in organizing the symposium, but contributed significantly to its content. The enthusiasm and esprit de corps of the poster presenters and discussion participants also helped make this symposium succeed as the first of its kind. Finally, special thanks are due Drs. James Posillico and Lisa Kern ofSerono Symposia, USA, for their guidance and support in the conception and planning of the symposium and in the publication of this volume.


biology cell cellular growth reproduction reproductive biology

Editors and affiliations

  • David W. Schomberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Duke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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