Testicular Function: From Gene Expression to Genetic Manipulation

Ernst Schering Foundation Symposium Proceedings

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This volume contains the text of the plenary lectures given by internationally recognized experts in the field of gametogenesis and endocrinology at the 10th European Workshop on Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology of the Testis. Topics include spermatogonial transplantation, germ stem cell biology, regulation of meiosis and spermiogenesis, growth factors, cell signaling and transduction, steriodogenesis, androgen-regulated genes, sperm activation and sperm factors active at fertilization. The present volume pays particular attention to the use of genetically manipulated animal models in the study of the regulation of spermatogenesis and testicular functions.
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Publisher
Springer Science & Business Media
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Published on
Jun 29, 2013
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Pages
314
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ISBN
9783662036716
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Clinical Medicine
Medical / Urology
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The European Workshops on Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology of the Testis have become by now a well-established tradition. Thanks to their special format, the quality of the main lectures and miniposters, and the vivid discussions, they enjoy the ever-increasing interest and active participation of all European scientists working in the field. Moreover, since the very beginning they have attracted investigators from all over the world. The most recent "Testis Workshop" was held in De Panne, Belgium, from 27-3\ March, 1994. As always, the frame work of the workshop was provided by a series of lectures delivered by a panel of internationally recognized authorities. These lectures are ga thered in the present volume of the Ernst Schering Foundation Work shop series. Together with the Miniposter book they constitute an excel lent written account of the Proceedings of the 8th European Testis Workshop. The testis undoubtedly represents one of the most complex and in triguing tissues in the body. Both its endocrine function, the secretion of male sex hormones, and its exocrine role, the production of mature spermatozoa, continue to raise startling questions to clinicians, physi ologists, endocrinologists, and scientists involved in fundamental re search. Few organs maintain and support a differentiation process as complicated as spermatogenesis; few tissues continually display both mitotic and meiotic cell cyles in such a stringently controlled fashion or a comparable need for coordinated endocrine and local control.
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