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Reproductive endocrinology : a molecular approach

Author: Pedro J Chedrese
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2009.
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Reviews the basic biochemistry of nucleic acids and proteins. This work discusses the methodologies used to study signaling and gene regulation in the endocrine/reproductive system. It covers topics including mechanisms of hormone action and several endocrine disorders affecting the reproductive system.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Reproductive endocrinology.
New York : Springer Verlag, ©2009
(DLC) 2008935613
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pedro J Chedrese
ISBN: 9780387881867 0387881867 0387881859 9780387881850
OCLC Number: 432702931
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 361 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Basis for molecular reproductive biology --
Introduction to the molecular organization of the endocrine/reproductive system --
Extracellular signaling receptors --
Molecules that transmit information into the cell: the intracellular signaling pathways --
Introduction to molecular biology: structure and function of the macromolecules of genetic information --
Regulation of gene expression --
Molecular basis of abnormal phenotype --
Tools of molecular reproductive biology --
Recombinant DNA technology --
Techniques for DNA analysis --
Analyzing gene expression --
DNA microarray analysis --
Computer assisted analysis of genes --
Introduction to gene therapy --
Molecular regulation of reproductive hormones --
GnRH-GnRH-receptor system in the mammalian female reproductive tract --
FSH: one hormone with multiple forms, or a family of multiple hormones --
FSH receptor: one receptor with multiple forms or a family of receptors --
Regulation of the early steps in gonadal steroidogenesis --
Prostaglandins and their mechanisms of action in the cyclic ovary --
Androgens: molecular basis and related disorders --
Leptin as a reproductive hormone --
Neurosteroids and sexual behavior and reproduction --
Molecular regulation of the reproductive organs and tissues --
Autocrine and paracrine regulation of the ovary --
Ovarian endocrine activity: role of follistatin, activin, and inhibin --
Hormonal and molecular regualtion of the cytochrome P450 aromatase gene expression in the ovary --
Epigenetic mechanisms of ovarian gene regulation --
Ovarian function and failure: the role of the oocyte and its molecules --
Molecular control of corpus luteum function --
Molecular landscape of spermatogonial stem cell renewal, meiotic sex chromosome inactivation, and spermatic head shaping.
Responsibility: Pedro J. Chedrese, editor.


Molecular biology emerged from advances in biochemistry during the 1940s and 1950s, when the structure of the nucleic acids and proteins were elucidated.  Read more...


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