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Molecular and Cellular Aspects of Reproduction

  • Dharam S. Dhindsa
  • Om P. Bahl

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 205)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Membranes: Structure, Function, and Biosynthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages ix-ix
    2. Neil Gesundheit, Bruce D. Weintraub
      Pages 87-105
    3. Vincent T. Marchesi
      Pages 107-120
    4. David W. Hamilton, John C. Wenstrom, Alison Moore
      Pages 121-129
    5. Michael G. O’Rand, Jeffrey E. Welch, Susan J. Fisher
      Pages 131-144
    6. David L. Garbers, Thomas D. Noland, Lawrence J. Dangott, Chodavarapu S. Ramarao, J. Kelley Bentley
      Pages 145-163
    7. Barry I. Posner, Masood N. Khan, Denis G. Kay, John J. M. Bergeron
      Pages 185-201
  3. Gene Expression and Reproduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. William W. Chin, Soheyla D. Gharib
      Pages 245-265
    3. Irving Boime, Mark Boothby, Robert B. Darnell, Paul Policastro
      Pages 267-280
    4. Fritz Rottman, Sally Camper, Edward Goodwin, Robert Hampson, Robert Lyons, Dennis Sakai et al.
      Pages 281-299
    5. Michael D. Griswold, Michael Collard, Suzanne Hugly, Jodi Huggenvik
      Pages 301-317
    6. Thomas E. Wagner, Xiao Z. Chen, William B. Hayes
      Pages 319-349
    7. Wayne W. Grody, William T. Schrader, Bert W. O’Malley
      Pages 351-371
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 373-381

About this book

Introduction

Recently, considerable attention has been focused on studies of membrane structure and function--involvement of cell surface components in intercellular interaction, in translocation of ligands and receptors across cell membranes, and in the immunological properties of cells and gene expression and regulation. These investigations have led to the development of powerful technical tools which can be of immense value in the study of animal and human reproduction. The investigations of problems such as gamete interaction, fertilization, embryo implantation, and development have reached a stage where further meaningful progress in their understanding does not seem likely unless the conventional approaches are coupled with more modern molecular and cellular techniques. Furthermore, 1t is only through such basic studies that potential means of fertility regulation will emerge. The various physiological events in animal reproduction such as fertilization and implantation essentially involve an interaction between specific cell membrane components. Similarly, embryogenesis involves the expression and regulation of genes at various stages of development. Therefore, the entire Workshop was specifically devoted to two topics: 1) Structure, function, and biosynthesis of membrane components, and 2) Gene expression and regulation as related to animal reproduction. The presentations relating to each topic are presented in separate sections in this book.

Keywords

Embryo development fertilization gene expression growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Dharam S. Dhindsa
    • 1
  • Om P. Bahl
    • 2
  1. 1.Reproductive Biology Study Section, Division of Research GrantsNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesState University of New YorkBuffaloUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-5209-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-5211-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-5209-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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