Molecular Basis of Reproductive Endocrinology

  • Peter C. K. Leung
  • Aaron J. W. Hsueh
  • Henry G. Friesen

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Hypothalamus and Pituitary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. T. Bond, R. Fernald, R. Francis, N. Sherwood, J. P. Adelman
      Pages 3-11
    3. Tim D. Braden, P. Michael Conn
      Pages 12-38
    4. Masao Igarashi, Kaoru Miyamoto, Yoshihisa Hasegawa, Masaki Fukuda, Tsutomu Suzuki, Yumiko Abe et al.
      Pages 50-62
  3. Ovary and Testis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. A. H. Payne, P. A. Bain, T. Clarke, L. Sha, G. L. Youngblood, S. H. Hammond et al.
      Pages 65-91
    3. Kimmo K. Vihko, Philip S. LaPolt, Xiao-Chi Jia, Aaron J. W. Hsueh
      Pages 92-101
    4. JoAnne S. Richards, Jeffrey W. Clemens, Jean Sirois, Susan L. Fitzpatrick, Winona L. Wong, Richard C. Kurten
      Pages 102-111
    5. F. Labrie, J. Simard, V. Luu-The, G. Pelletier, C. Labrie, E. Dupont et al.
      Pages 112-143
    6. M. Conti, J. V. Swinnen, C. S.-L. Jin, J. E. Welch, D. A. O’Brien, E. M. Eddy
      Pages 144-155
  4. Placenta and Fetus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Lee-Chuan Kao, Gbolagade O. Babalola, Gregory S. Kopf, Christos Coutifaris, Jerome F. Strauss III
      Pages 159-170
    3. Henry G. Friesen, May C. Robertson, Mary Lynn Duckworth, Ingo Schroedter, Ni Quan, Jean-Claude Vuille
      Pages 171-180
    4. Gillian D. Bryant-Greenwood
      Pages 181-188
    5. Hans H. Zingg, Stéphane Richard, Diana L. Lefebvre
      Pages 189-198
  5. Poster Presentation Manuscripts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Yvan de Launoit, Jacques Simard, Hui-Fen Zhao, Patrick Couture, Fernand Labrie
      Pages 201-209
    3. Jane A. Jackson, Janice M. Bahr
      Pages 210-214
    4. Hiroshi Ohmura, William Y. Chang, Mehmet Uzumcu, Serdar Coskun, Shigeo Akira, Tsutomu Araki et al.
      Pages 215-221
    5. I. M. Rao, P. J. Hornsby, V. B. Mahesh
      Pages 222-229
    6. F. Ledwitz-Rigby, M. K. Nickerson, S. W. Lin, Peter C. K. Leung
      Pages 230-233
    7. William Y. Chang, Hiroshi Ohmura, Serdar Coskun, Young C. Lin
      Pages 234-242
    8. Hironori Tashiro, Manabu Fukumoto, Kohji Miyazaki, Hitoshi Okamura
      Pages 243-249
    9. Gillian L. Steele, Peter C. K. Leung
      Pages 250-256
    10. Masaaki Sawada, Ulrike Sester, Xiu Mei Wu, John C. Carlson
      Pages 257-263
    11. Carol A. Bagnell, Kathleen Ohleth, Cheryl L. Clark, Michael J. Taylor
      Pages 264-269
    12. Vladimir Pliška, Hildegard Kohlhauf Albertin, Denis J. Crankshaw
      Pages 270-276
    13. W. David Currie, Gillian L. Steele, Basil Ho-Yuen, Peter C. K. Leung
      Pages 277-285
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 299-311

About this book


Recent advances in molecular biology have provided new dimensions in the study of the reproductive system. There has been major progress in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of hormone action in the past few' years. The symposium on "Molecular Basis of Reproductive Endocrinology" was organized to highlight new research findings on the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. The emphasis of the symposium was on physiological questions answered by the molecular biology approach. Studies on the functional relevance of gonadotropin releasing hormone and LH and FSH gene expression were presented, together with research on the molecular biology of ovarian and testicular steroidogenic enzymes and protein hormones. Also, several novel aspects of hormone gene expression in placental tissues were reviewed. The symposium was held July 25 to 26, 1991, immediately prior to the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Serono Symposia, USA generously financed and coordinated the meeting. We are indebted to Dr. Bruce K. Burnett and Dr. L. Lisa Kern for their professional assistance in the organization of the symposium. We would also like to thank Drs. Victor Gomel, Basil Ho Yuen, and John Challis, who served as session moderators. Most of all, we truly appreciate the efforts of all the invited speakers, poster presenters, and discussants in making this a memorable event as the largest one-day meeting of the Serono Symposia USA, series.


Endokrinologie Gonadotropin Gynäkologische Endokrinologie Hormone growth factor signal transduction tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter C. K. Leung
    • 1
  • Aaron J. W. Hsueh
    • 2
  • Henry G. Friesen
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Division Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of British Columbia Grace HospitalVancouverCanada
  2. 2.Division of Reproductive Biology Department of Gynecology and ObstetricsStanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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