Molecular Mechanisms in Spermatogenesis (Paperback)

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1. SPERMATOGENESIS AND CYCLE OF THE SEMINIFEROUS EPITHELIUM Rex A. Hess and Luiz Renato de Franca Abstract Introduction Cellular Components-Stages of Spermatogenesis Phases of Spermatogenesis The Cycle and Wave of Spermatogenesis Sperm Production Regulation of the Cycle 2. TESTICULAR DEVELOPMENT AND SPERMATOGENESIS: HARVESTING THE POSTGENOMICS BOUNTY Antoine D. Rolland, Bernard J gou and Charles Pineau Introduction Gene Expression Profiling Technologies: The Underlying Differences Transcriptome and Transcriptomics Proteome and Proteomics Transcriptomics Versus Proteomics, Finding the Right Balance Gonad Development During Sex Determination Gene Expression Profiling in Spermatogonial Cells Postnatal Testis Development and Spermatogenesis Focus on Spermatozoa Hormonal Regulation of Spermatogenesis FSH Androgens Evolution and Reproduction The Complexity of Data Analysis: Towards Holistic Biology of Spermatogenesis Conclusions and Future Directions 3. ESTROGENS AND SPERMATOGENESIS Chandrima Shaha Introduction Estrogens and Antiestrogens Overview of Spermatogenesis The Gonadotropins and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary Gonadal Axis Biosynthesis of Estrogens and Sites of Estrogen Biosynthesis in the Testis Distribution of Estrogen Receptors in the Testis Estrogen Receptor and Aromatase Knockout Mice and their Phenotypes Effects of Estrogen Administration on Testicular Function Studies on Xenoestrogens Estrogen Deprivation and Spermatogenesis Estrogens and Germ Cell Apoptosis Future Directions 4. SELENIUM, A KEY ELEMENT IN SPERMATOGENESIS AND MALE FERTILITY Carla Boitani and Rossella Puglisi Abstract Introduction The Selenoproteins of the Male Gonad PHGPx/GPx4 Selenoprotein P Nutritional Considerations Clinical Implications 5. EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX AND ITS ROLE IN SPERMATOGENESIS Michelle K.Y. Siu and C. Yan Cheng Abstract Introduction Unique Features of Extracellular Matrix (ECM) in the Testis Functions of the Blood-Testis Barrier (BTB) Collagen IV TNFa Ectoplasmic Specialization (ES) Integrin: The First FA Component Found at the Apical ES Laminin 333 and a6b1 Integrin form a Bona Fide Complex at the Apical ES Proteolysis of Laminin by MMP-2 and MT1-MMP Regulate Apical ES Dynamics FA Complexes at the Apical ES Concluding Remarks and Future Perspectives 6. INFLAMMATORY NETWORKS IN THE CONTROL OF SPERMATOGENESIS: CHRONIC INFLAMMATION IN AN IMMUNOLOGICALLY PRIVILEGED TISSUE Moira K. O Bryan and Mark P. Hedger Abstract Background Production, Regulation and Actions of Inflammatory Mediators in the Seminiferous Epithelium Cytokines in the Regulation of Normal Spermatogenesis What Should We Believe? Inflammation and Testis Function Role of Inflammator y Mediators and Implications for Fertility 7. TRANSCRIPTION REGULATION IN SPERMATOGENESIS Wing-Yee Lui and C. Yan Cheng Introduction Transcription Regulation in Spermatogenesis Concluding Remarks and Future Perspectives 8. PROTEASES AND THEIR COGNATE INHIBITORS OF THE SERINE AND METALLOPROTEASE SUBCLASSES, IN TESTICULAR PHYSIOLOGY Brigitte Le Magueresse-Battistoni General Aspects of Proteases and Protease Inhibitors An Overview of the Repertoire in Testis What Potential Functions in Testicular Physiology? Conclusions and Future Directions 9. ANTIOXIDANT SYSTEMS AND OXIDATIVE STRESS IN THE TESTES.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781489981455
ISBN-10: 1489981454
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: November 25th, 2014
Pages: 274
Language: English