Reproductive Processes and Contraception

  • Kenneth W. McKerns

Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Interactions in Gonadotropin Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Satya P. Kalra, Pushpa S. Kalra, J. W. Simpkins
      Pages 27-45
  3. GnRH Analogues as Contraceptive Agents

  4. Receptors in Cellular Localization of Hormones

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Tiiu Ojasoo, Viviane Vaché
      Pages 163-179
    3. Jacques I. Quivy, Raymond Devis, Xuan-Hoa Bui, Jean-Pierre Schmit, Guy G. Rousseau
      Pages 181-193
    4. Paul Ordronneau, Peter Petrusz
      Pages 215-230
  5. Uterine and Mammary Receptors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Judith Saffran, Bonnie K. Loeser
      Pages 233-255
    3. Paul Robel, Rodrigue Mortel, Etienne-Emile Baulieu
      Pages 257-279
    4. Melvyn S. Soloff, Maria Alexandrova
      Pages 281-303
  6. Germ-Cell Regulation and Secretory Proteins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. M. T. Hochereau-de-Reviers
      Pages 307-331
    3. Peter Petrusz, Oscar A. Lea, Mark Feldman, Frank S. French
      Pages 333-352
    4. F. Bayard, L. Duguet, M. Mazzuca, J. C. Faye
      Pages 393-405
  7. Control Mechanisms and Metabolic Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
    2. Daniel Szöllösi, Nicole Crozet
      Pages 409-420
    3. J. A. F. Tresguerres, A. Esquifino, A. Oriol-Bosch
      Pages 421-447
    4. P. A. Kelly, F. Labrie, C. Auclair, C. Séguin, A. Bélanger, M. R. Sairam
      Pages 449-469
    5. Alain Bélanger, Simon Caron, Lionel Cusan, Carl Séguin, Claude Auclair, Fernand Labrie
      Pages 471-491
    6. Claude A. Villee, Janet M. Loring
      Pages 493-507
    7. C. H. Spilman, D. C. Beuving, K. K. Bergstrom
      Pages 509-519
  8. hCG Peptides and Antisera as Antifertility Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 521-521
    2. Steven Birken
      Pages 523-539
    3. Takeshi Maruo, Herman Cohen, Sheldon J. Segal, S. S. Koide
      Pages 563-577
  9. Luteinization, Oocyte Maturation, and Early Pregnancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 579-579
    2. Fuller W. Bazer, D. C. Sharp III, W. W. Thatcher, R. Michael Roberts
      Pages 581-617
    3. Cornelia P. Channing, L. D. Anderson, Sarah Lipford Stone, Satish Batta
      Pages 619-645
  10. Steroids and Cell Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 647-647
    2. Richard J. Pietras, Clara M. Szego
      Pages 649-674
  11. Prostaglandins and Cell Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 675-675
    2. F. Haour, J. Mather, B. Bizzini-Kouznetzova, F. Dray
      Pages 691-711
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 713-731

About this book


This monograph represents the eighth sponsored by the International Society for Biochemical Endocrinology. The topics should be of interest to basic research scientists, medical practitioners, and students of repro­ ductive biology. It complements our monograph published in 1979 on Structure and Function of the Gonadotropins. The monograph is organized in ten topic areas relative to the general theme of reproduction and contraception. There are several chapters in each area. Obviously, all aspects of each area could not be covered. An attempt was made to seek interesting basic research ideas and concepts that might in the future be applicable to fertility regulation. The topics are: interactions in gonadotropin regulation; GnRH analogues as contra­ ceptive agents; receptors in cellular localization of hormones; uterine and mammary receptors; germ-cell regulation and secretory proteins; control mechanisms and metabolic regulations; hCG peptides and anti­ sera as antifertility agents; ieutinization, oocyte maturation, and early pregnancy; steroids and cell growth; and finally, prostaglandins and cell function. The studies encompass many disciplines and techniques in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and endocrinology in animals and humans, both in vitro and in vivo. A conference of contributors was held in Maine at the Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor during the week of September 9-13, 1979. The chapters as written for the monograph were presented for discussion by the participants, who were selected for their knowledge of, and contri­ butions to, this area of scientific investigation.


Gonadotropin endocrinology hormone protein reproduction steroid steroids

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  • Kenneth W. McKerns
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  1. 1.The International Society for Biochemical EndocrinologyBlue Hill FallsUSA

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