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Cell and Molecular Biology of the Uterus

  • Wendell W. Leavitt

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 230)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jack Gorski, Jeffrey C. Hansen, Wade V. Welshons
    Pages 13-29
  3. Thomas C. Spelsberg, Amy Goldberger, Michael Horton, Bruce Littlefield, Barbara Gosse, Kay Rasmussen
    Pages 31-48
  4. D. W. Bullock, D. J. Lamb, V. C. Rider, P. E. Kima
    Pages 79-97
  5. G. M. Stancel, R. M. Gardner, J. L. Kirkland, T. H. Lin, R. B. Lingham, D. S. Loose-Mitchell et al.
    Pages 99-118
  6. C. Richard Lyttle, Carol Wheeler, Barry S. Komm
    Pages 119-136
  7. R. Michael Roberts, Mary K. Murray, Michael G. Burke, Catherine M. Ketcham, Fuller W. Bazer
    Pages 137-150
  8. David T. MacLaughlin, George S. Richardson, Nanette F. Santoro, Anne A. Hargraves, Hans H. Bauer
    Pages 151-165
  9. Wendell W. Leavitt, Sabine Rundle, Kevin Thompson, Kyle W. Selcer, Gary O. Gray
    Pages 187-205
  10. Fuller W. Bazer, J. L. Vallet, C. J. Ashworth, R. V. Anthony, R. M. Roberts
    Pages 221-235
  11. Koji Yoshinaga
    Pages 237-240
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 241-246

About this book

Introduction

The papers in this volume were presented at the Symposium on Cell Biology of the Uterus held December 12, 1986, on the NIH campus, Bethesda, MD. This was the first of a series of meetings that will be held in con­ junction with the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology. The uterus is now recognized as an extremely complex organ whose nor­ mal function is orchestrated by a delicate procession of cellular and molecular events that investigators are beginning to unravel for the first time. Powerful new analytical methods and the tools of molecular biology are now providing exciting breakthroughs in our basic understanding of uterine structure and function. Thus, the program of this meeting was or­ ganized to cover recent developments in uterine cell biology including the mechanism of hormone action, control of gene expression by nuclear acceptor sites and nuclear receptors, role of growth factors, endometrial cell kine­ tics during the menstrual cycle, regulation of specific protein synthesis and secretion, decidual cell function, and the role of early pregnancy pro­ teins. The material presented in this volume is concerned not only with how hormones and growth factors prepare the endometrium for implantation of the blastocyst, but it also details the recent characterization and identification of specific marker proteins secreted in response to hormone action and early pregnancy.

Keywords

biology cell biology development gene expression molecular biology protein

Editors and affiliations

  • Wendell W. Leavitt
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbockUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-1297-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-1299-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-1297-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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