The Epididymis: From Molecules to Clinical Practice

A Comprehensive Survey of the Efferent Ducts, the Epididymis and the Vas Deferens

  • Bernard Robaire
  • Barry T. Hinton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. R. C. Jones
    Pages 11-33
  3. Louis Hermo, Bernard Robaire
    Pages 81-102
  4. Daniel G. Cyr, Kenneth Finnson, Julie Dufresne, Mary Gregory
    Pages 103-118
  5. P. Y. D. Wong, X. D. Gong, G. P. H. Leung, B. L. Y. Cheuk
    Pages 119-130
  6. Jean-Louis Dacheux, Françoise Dacheux
    Pages 151-168
  7. Gail A. Cornwall, Jean-Jacques Lareyre, Robert J. Matusik, Barry T. Hinton, Marie-Claire Orgebin-Crist
    Pages 169-199
  8. Valérie Serre, Bernard Robaire
    Pages 219-231
  9. Louis Hermo, Haitham Badran, Sero Andonian
    Pages 233-250
  10. Carmen M. Rodríguez, Jennifer L. Kirby, Barry T. Hinton
    Pages 251-267
  11. Manjeet Rao, Miles F. Wilkinson
    Pages 269-283
  12. Bernard Robaire
    Pages 285-296
  13. Marie-Claire Orgebin-Crist, Jean-Jacques Lareyre, Kichiya Suzuki, Yoshihiko Araki, Sophie Fouchécourt, Robert J. Matusik et al.
    Pages 339-352

About this book

Introduction

Since the late 1960s, there has been an acceleration of research focused on understanding how the efferent ducts, the epididymis, and the vas deferens function with respect to the maturation and storage of spermatozoa and as hormone dependent tissues. Another major interest in the epididymis is that it is an attractive target for the development of male contraceptives. There are well over 16,000 peer reviewed articles in the literature on these tissues, their structure, gene expression, protein synthesis and function. Regular international meetings have been initiated that are dedicated to this field. Thus, there is an urgent need for a comprehensive reference volume that spans every facet of epididymal biology, from historical background to the most current results, from basic cell and molecular biology to clinical issues. Well-established experts from every part of the world have contributed to this volume. By necessity, each author was given page limitations so that many topics are not dealt with exhaustively. Whenever possible, references to more comprehensive discussion of specific topics are included.

Keywords

cancer cell contraception evolution fertility gene expression infertility physiology protein

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Robaire
    • 1
  • Barry T. Hinton
    • 2
  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0679-9
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5191-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0679-9
  • About this book