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Molecular Biology of the Male Reproductive System - David de Kretser

Molecular Biology of the Male Reproductive System

By: David de Kretser (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1993
ISBN: 9780122090301
Number Of Pages: 483

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Written by experts in their respective fields, this book reviews the expanding knowledge concerning the mechanisms regulating male reproduction at the molecular and cellular levels. It covers the development of the testes and regulatory controls for spermatogenesis and steroidogenesis, and it considers aspects of Sertoli cell function. Areas of emphasis include communication between the various cell types involved in reproduction by hormone and growth factors and the mechanisms by which these factors regulate gene expression. A number of mammalian systems, including humans, are covered. The carefully selected authors provide a clear synopsis of the concepts in each area as well as the latest references, enabling the reader to investigate the topic further. This book is of interest to those seeking an understanding of the regulatory mechanisms in male reproduction and is written for the graduate and postgraduate levels.
Key Features
* Provides up-to-date reviews of the molecular and cellular biology of male reproduction
* Includes chapters on the developmental biology of the testes
* Links conventional hormonal control of testicular function with the evolving role of growth factors and proto-oncogenes

Genetic Control of Testis Determination
Cell Biology of Testicular Development
Nuclear Morphogenesis During Spermiogenesis
Hormonal Control of Spermatogenesis
Patterns of Expression and Potential Functions of Proto-Oncogenes During Mammalian Spermatogenesis
Molecular Basis of Signalling Spermatozoa
Molecular Biology of Iron Transport in the Testis
Molecular Biology of Testicular Steroid Secretion
Hormonal Control Mechanisms of Leydig Cells
Growth Factors in the Control of Testicular Function
Vascular Controls in Testicular Physiology
Paracrine Mechanisms in Testicular Control
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ISBN: 9780122090301
ISBN-10: 0122090306
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 483
Published: 1st October 1993
Publisher: ACADEMIC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.65 x 16.08  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.84