Regulation of Implantation and Establishment of Pregnancy in Mammals

Tribute to 45 Year Anniversary of Roger V. Short's "Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy"

  • Rodney D. Geisert
  • Fuller W. Bazer

Part of the Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 216)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Rodney D. Geisert
    Pages 1-4
  3. Pamela E. Constantinou, Micaela Morgado, Daniel D. Carson
    Pages 51-68
  4. Jeeyeon M. Cha, Sudhansu K. Dey
    Pages 69-85
  5. Thomas E. Spencer, Thomas R. Hansen
    Pages 105-135
  6. Rodney D. Geisert, Gregory A. Johnson, Robert C. Burghardt
    Pages 137-163
  7. Ren-Wei Su, Asgerally T. Fazleabas
    Pages 189-213
  8. Mariusz P. Kowalewski, Aykut Gram, Ewa Kautz, Felix R. Graubner
    Pages 215-237
  9. K. G. Pohler, J. A. Green, T. W. Geary, R. F. G. Peres, M. H. C. Pereira, J. L. M. Vasconcelos et al.
    Pages 253-270

About this book


Over the past few decades technological advances in transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and glycomics, along with the ability to selectively knockout genes of interest, have greatly advanced our understanding of the maternal-conceptus interactions that are essential for the establishment and maintenance of a successful pregnancy. This knowledge provides the basis for new research endeavors to address infertility, embryonic loss and recurrent abortion in humans, captive wild animals and important farm species. This book brings together current reviews from leading experts to address the diversity of mechanisms by which species establish and maintain pregnancy. Implantation in rodents, dogs, pigs, cattle, sheep, horses, primates, humans and embryonic diapause in wild species are discussed. The reviews provide readers with the latest knowledge on the role of the endometrial steroid receptors, adhesion factors, cytokines, interferons, steroids, prostaglandins, growth factors and immune cells involved in the regulation of conceptus development. 


conceptus development embryonic loss endometrial steroid receptors infertility recurrent abortion successful pregnancy

Editors and affiliations

  • Rodney D. Geisert
    • 1
  • Fuller W. Bazer
    • 2
  1. 1.S163 Animal Science Research Center Division of Animal SciencesUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Animal ScienceTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15855-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15856-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-7065
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