Cell and Molecular Biology of the Testis

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Claude Desjardins, Larry L. Ewing
Oxford University Press, 1993 - Medical - 497 pages
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This book is a comprehensive, multi-authored work on the structure and function of the mammalian testis. The approach emphasizes gene expression, translation and production of specific gene products and the cellular and molecular regulation of these fundamental processes. Rather than provide a global survey of all aspects of male reproduction, this book stresses specific mechanisms that underscore the structure and function of the testis. It explains old and new concepts from a cellular and molecular perspective. This novel approach allows the authors to forge links between cell and molecular biology and well-established aspects of spermatogenesis and steroidogenesis. The result is a well-focused, comprehensive, and synthetic analysis of testicular biology.
 

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The best in-depth book on testes!! Although old, but I still find it so useful.

Contents

Molecular Genetics of the Human and Mouse YChromosome
43
Development of the Germ Cell
58
Genetic Control of Spermatogenesis and Steroidogenesis
90
Mullerian Inhibiting Substance
108
Design and Function of the Microcirculation
127
Gonadotropins and Androgens
166
The Cell Biology of the Sertoli Cell
189
Inhibin and InhibinRelated Proteins
220
The Process of Meiosis
296
Cell Biology of Mammalian Spermiogenesis
332
Cellular Interactions in the Seminiferous Epithelium
377
Gene Expression During Male Germ Cell Development
400
Patterns of Expression and Potential Functions of Cellular Oncogenes and Heat Shock
433
Expression and Localization in the Testis
452
Regulation of Testicular Autoimmune Disease
474
Index
491

The Seminiferous Tubular Microenvironment
238
Spermatogonial Stem Cells
266

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About the author (1993)

Claude Desjardins is at University of Virginia, School of Medicine. Larry L. Ewing is at Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health.

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