The Mammalian Egg Coat: Structure and Function by Johannes DietlThe Mammalian Egg Coat: Structure and Function by Johannes Dietl

The Mammalian Egg Coat: Structure and Function

byJohannes DietlEditorJohannes Dietl

Paperback | November 22, 2011

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Publication of this monograph acknowledges great strides made in research on the zona pellucida during the past decade or so. The body of work presented testifies to a resurgence of interest in the zona pellucida, prompted largely by a renewed appreciation of its unique properties and its important functions during early mam­ malian development. It is gratifying to realize that the zona pellucida has at last achieved a well-deserved attention. Whereas extracellular coats of nonmammalian eggs have been studied intensively for many years, the zona pellucida by comparison, has until now taken a back seat. Fortunately, the research presented here signals an end to this situ­ ation. Many of the difficulties inherent in working with relatively small amounts of material have been overcome, paving the way for application of a wider variety of experimental approaches to the zona pellucida by a larger community of investigators. Hopefully, this monograph will serve as a catalyst in this regard. As revealed in these pages, application of contemporary experi­ mental methodologies has had significant impact on both pure and applied research on the zona pellucida. For example, modem im­ munological approaches have been used to assess molecular fea­ tures of zona pellucida structure and function, as well as to evalu­ ate the zona pellucida as a potential contraceptive target antigen.
Title:The Mammalian Egg Coat: Structure and FunctionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 24.4 × 17 × 0.07 inPublished:November 22, 2011Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Molecular Genetics of the Mouse Zona Pellucida.- The Mouse Egg Receptor for Sperm: A Multifunctional Zona Pellucida Glycoprotein.- Ovarian Development and the Formation of the Mammalian Zona Pellucida.- Ultrastructural Aspects of the Developing Mammalian Zona Pellucida.- Zona Binding Sites of the Spermatozoon.- Fractionation and Characterization of the Glycoproteins of Zona Pellucida.- Transfer of Oviductal Proteins to the Zona Pellucida.- Clinical Significance of Autoantibodies to the Zona Pellucida.- Use of the Zona Pellucida as an Immunocontraceptive Target Antigen.