Molecular Mechanisms in Spermatogenesis

  • C. Yan Cheng

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (volume 636)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Rex A. Hess, Luiz Renato de Franca
    Pages 1-15
  3. Antoine D. Rolland, Bernard Jégou, Charles Pineau
    Pages 16-41
  4. Chandrima Shaha
    Pages 42-64
  5. Carla Boitani, Rossella Puglisi
    Pages 65-73
  6. Michelle K. Y. Siu, C. Yan Cheng
    Pages 74-91
  7. Moira K. O’Bryan, Mark P. Hedger
    Pages 92-114
  8. Wing-Yee Lui, C. Yan Cheng
    Pages 115-132
  9. R. John Aitken, Shaun D. Roman
    Pages 154-171
  10. A. Wayne Vogl, Kuljeet S. Vaid, Julian A. Guttman
    Pages 186-211
  11. Helen H. N. Yan, Dolores D. Mruk, Will M. Lee, C. Yan Cheng
    Pages 234-254
  12. Renshan Ge, Guorong Chen, Matthew P. Hardy
    Pages 255-269
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 271-274

About this book


In the past thirty years, significant advances have been made in the field of reproductive biology in unlocking the molecular and biochemical events that regulate spermatogenesis in the mammalian testis. It was possible because of the unprecedented breakthroughs in molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, and biochemistry.

In this book entitled, Molecular Mechanisms in Spermatogenesis, a collection of chapters has been included written by colleagues on the latest development in the field using genomic and proteomic approaches to study spermatogenesis, as well as different mechanisms and/or molecules including environmental toxicants and transcription factors that regulate and/or affect spermatogenesis. The book begins with a chapter that provides the basic concept of cellular regulation of spermatogenesis. A few chapters are also dedicated to some of the latest findings on the Sertoli cell cytoskeleton and other molecules (e.g., proteases, adhesion proteins) that regulate spermatogenesis. These chapters contain thought-provoking discussions and concepts which shall be welcomed by investigators in the field. It is obvious that many of these concepts will be updated and some may be amended in the years to come. However, they will serve as a guide and the basis for investigation by scientists in the field.


cell biology development dynamics regulation tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Yan Cheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Biomedical ResearchThe Population CouncilNew YorkUSA

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