Reproduction:, Part 1

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Peter K.T. Pang
Academic Press, Feb 28, 1991 - Science - 412 pages
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Vertebrate Endocrinology: Fundamentals and Biomedical Implications, Volume 4, Part A: Reproduction provides information pertinent to the structure and function of the vertebrate reproductive endocrinology. This book deals with a variety of subjects, including oocyte maturation, gestation, ovulation, vitellogenesis, spermatogenesis, and the maturation and aging of the reproductive system.
Organized into seven chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the reproductive mechanisms and their underlying bases, with focus on the similarities between species. This book then discusses the factors of reproductive failure in many species, including failure of ovulation, abnormal fertilization, failure of fertilization, and failure of implantation. Other chapters explore the cellular, endocrinological, and molecular mechanisms that regulate oocyte maturation in mammals, which is directly stimulated by the need to improve human fertility and fecundity in domestic mammals. The final chapter deals with the aging of the brain–pituitary–gonadal axis in vertebrates.
Reproductive endocrinologists and developmental neuroendocrinologists will find this book extremely useful.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Vertebrate Reproductive Endocrinology
1
Chapter 2 Oocyte Maturation in Vertebrates
23
Chapter 3 Vitellogenesis
91
Mediators at the Ovarian Level
127
Chatper 5 Gestation with Emphasis on Corpus Luteum Biology Placentation and Parturition
205
Chapter 6 Spermatogenesis
303
Chatper 7 Maturation and Aging of the Reproductive System Martin
343
Index
379
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