Cell and Molecular Biology of the Testis

Hardcover | June 1, 1992

EditorClaude Desjardins, Larry L. Ewing

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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 aglobal 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 andmolecular 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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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 aglobal survey of all aspects of male reprod...

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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 12.64 × 7.64 × 1.57 inPublished:June 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195062698

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Table of Contents

1. J.M. Orth: Cell Biology of Testicular Development in the Fetus and Neonate2. P.N. Goodfellow, et al.: Molecular Genetics of the Human and Mouse Y-Chromosome3. J.R. McCarrey: Development of the Germ Cell4. C.E. Chubb: Genetic Control of Spermatogenesis and Steroidogenesis5. P.K. Donahoe: Mullerian Inhibiting Substance6. C. Desjardins: Design and Function of the Microcirculation7. L.L. Ewing: Leydig Cell:Structure/Function8. B.R. Zirkin: Regulation of Spermatogenesis in the Adult Mammal: Gonadotropins and Androgens9. C.W. Bardin, G. L. Gunsalus and C.Y. Cheng: The Cell Biology of the Sertoli Cell10. D.M. Robertson, G.P. Risbridger, and D.M. de Kretser: Inhibin and Inhibin-related Proteins11. B.T. Hinton and T.T. Turner: The Seminiferous Tubular Microenvironment12. M.L. Meistrich and M.E.A.B. van Beek: Spermatogonial Stem Cells13. H. Stern: The Process of Meiosis14. Y. Clermont, R. Oko, and L. Hermo: Cell Biology of Mammalian Spermiogenesis15. W.W. Wright: Cellular Interactions in the Seminiferous Epithelium16. N. Hecht: Gene Expression During Male Germ Cell Development17. D.J. Wolgemuth, et al.: Patterns of Expression and Potential Functions of Cellular Oncogenes and Heat Shock Protein Genes During Germ Cell Development18. D.G. Myles: Sperm Cell Surface Proteins of Testicular Origin: Expression and Localization in the Testis and Beyond19. K.S.K. Tung: Regulation of Autoimmune Disease

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"Contains a unique collection of reviews on cell and molecular biology of the testis contributed by leading investigators in diverse aspects of male reproductive biology....Excellent....These authors do a fine job of summarizing a rapidly advancing area of study." --James C. Huston, PhD, ThePhysiologist