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Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Implantation

  • Stanley R. Glasser
  • David W. Bullock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. C. Amoroso
      Pages 3-25
    3. M. C. Chang
      Pages 27-36
  3. Cell Biology of the Developing Egg

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. John D. Biggers
      Pages 39-42
    3. J. Rossant, W. I. Frels
      Pages 43-54
    4. Michael I. Sherman, Martin H. Sellens, Sui Bi Atienza-Samols, Anna C. Pai, Joel Schindler
      Pages 75-89
    5. Roger A. Pedersen, Akiko I. Spindle
      Pages 91-108
  4. Macromolecular Synthesis in the Developing Egg

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Charles J. Epstein
      Pages 111-112
    3. Cole Manes, Michael J. Byers, Andrew S. Carver
      Pages 113-124
    4. H. M. Weitlauf, A. A. Kiessling
      Pages 125-136
    5. Gilbert A. Schultz, Jeremy R. Clough, Peter R. Braude, Hugh R. B. Pelham, M. H. Johnson
      Pages 137-154
  5. Uterine Preparation for Implantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. M. A. H. Surani
      Pages 179-180
    3. C. A. Finn, Mary Publicover
      Pages 181-195
    4. Claude A. Villee, E. Glenn Armstrong Jr., Deanna J. Talley, Hiroshi Hoshiai
      Pages 241-252
  6. Gene Expression in the Uterus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Cole Manes
      Pages 255-256
    3. Alvin M. Kaye, Michael D. Walker, Bertold R. Fridlender
      Pages 283-290
    4. Martin J. Serra, Billy Baggett, Judith C. Rankin, Barry E. Ledford
      Pages 291-306
  7. Blastocyst-Uterine Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Henning M. Beier
      Pages 309-310
    3. R. B. Heap, A. P. F. Flint, J. E. Gadsby
      Pages 311-326
    4. Alexandre Psychoyos, Viviane Casimiri
      Pages 327-334
    5. Bruce C. Moulton, Sudha Elangovan
      Pages 335-344
  8. Mechanisms of Implantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Fuller W. Bazer
      Pages 347-348
    3. Allen C. Enders, Daniel J. Chávez, Sandra Schlafke
      Pages 365-382
  9. Short Communications

About this book

Introduction

Long was I hugg'd close-long and long. Immense have been the preparations for me, Faithful and friendly the arms that have help'd me. Cycles ferried my cradle, rowing and rowing like friendly boatmen. For room to me stars kept aside in their own rings, They sent influences to look after what was to hold me. Before I was born out of my mother, generations guided me, My embryo has never been torpid, nothing could overlay it. -Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself" The womb is the seat of all mammalian life. In pregnancy, the uterus acquires this impor­ tance with the arrival of the fertilized egg, which takes up residence for periods ranging from about 2 weeks in the opossum to about 2 years in the elephant. The arrival of the embryo signals a crucial time for the establishment of pregnancy. For several days the blas­ tocyst remains free in the uterine lumen, where it depends on uterine secretions for its sur­ vival and differentiation. During this time, essential changes in the endometrium take place in preparation for attachment of the blastocyst and implantation. Early embryonic loss is an economic problem of global proportions in animal husbandry, where, in pigs and cattle for example, some 30% of all fertilizations fail to result in a pregnancy. In humans this figure may be even higher, and estimates of early spontaneous abortions range from 40 to 60% of all conceptions.

Keywords

Plantation RNA biochemistry biology cytoplasm development glycoprotein indomethacin information molecular aspects oogenesis pharmacology population regulation transducer

Editors and affiliations

  • Stanley R. Glasser
    • 1
  • David W. Bullock
    • 1
  1. 1.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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