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Posttranslational Protein Modifications in the Reproductive System

  • Peter Sutovsky
  • Covers histone modification and epigenetic regulation in both the embryo and spermatogenesis

  • Contains new research on tubulin modifications

  • Equal space is given to gametes, oocytes, sperm and embryos


Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 759)

Table of contents

About this book


This book's aim is to increase the awareness of a great variety of posttranslational modifications in the male and female reproductive system. Some of the most intriguing reproductive strategies, mechanisms, and pathways involving PTM are discussed, with an added angle of evolutionary conservation and diversity. The book also chapters on sperm-egg binding, as well as on histone modification in both the embryo and sperm. Chapters are also devoted to protein ubiquitination, the regulation of sperm function during fertilization in mammals and tubulin modifications in gametes and embryos. There are no other current books on posttranslational protein modifications as they relate to reproduction, making this contribution unique in the field. It is useful for both researchers and graduate students alike.


Gamete Oocyte Protein Modifications

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Sutovsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Animal Sciences, and Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's HealthUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Posttranslational Protein Modifications in the Reproductive System
  • Editors Peter Sutovsky
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advs Exp. Medicine, Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-0816-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4543-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-0817-2
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Series E-ISSN 2214-8019
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 249
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Reproductive Medicine
    Molecular Medicine
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