Immune Infertility

Impact of Immune Reactions on Human Fertility

  • Walter K.H. Krause
  • Rajesh K. Naz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sperm Antigens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Brett Nixon, Matthew D. Dun, R. John Aitken
      Pages 3-22
    3. Jagathpala Shetty, Nicholas E. Sherman, John C. Herr
      Pages 23-47
    4. Ian A. Brewis, Barend M. Gadella
      Pages 49-76
    5. Walter K. H. Krause
      Pages 77-93
  3. Antisperm Antibodies (ASA)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Monika Fijak, Sudhanshu Bhushan, Andreas Meinhardt
      Pages 97-107
    3. Maciej Kurpisz, Marzena Kamieniczna, Karolina Nowicka-Bauer
      Pages 109-123
    4. Michael Hertl, Walter K. H. Krause
      Pages 125-132
    5. Walter K. H. Krause
      Pages 149-159
    6. Gary N. Clarke
      Pages 161-171
    7. Akiko Hasegawa, Minoru Shigeta, Hiroaki Shibahara
      Pages 173-184
  4. The Clinical Impact of Sperm Antibodies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Felice Francavilla, Arcangelo Barbonetti
      Pages 187-196
    3. Tamer M. Said, Ashok Agarwal
      Pages 197-207
    4. Zdenka Ulcova-Gallova, Petr Losan
      Pages 209-221
    5. Jerome H. Check, Jasmine Aly
      Pages 223-234
  5. Immune Contraception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Rajesh K. Naz
      Pages 249-261
    3. Katarina Jewgenow
      Pages 263-280
    4. Gursaran P. Talwar, Shilpi Purswani, Jagdish Chandra Gupta, Hemant Kumar Vyas
      Pages 281-293
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 295-302

About this book


This book offers  comprehensive coverage of both basic and clinical aspects of immune reactions responsible for infertility. It has  four sections focusing on Sperm antigens, Antisperm antibodies (ASAs),  Clinical impact of ASAs, and Immune contraception,  and include contributions from leading experts in these fields. This new edition of the book offers a comprehensive update that reflects the very significant advances in reproductive immunology that have been achieved over the past five years, especially related  to the sperm proteome, sperm-egg binding/fusion proteins, gene knockout studies, and immunocontraception. Reproductive immunology continues to be a fast-growing discipline in which new knowledge is emerging almost every day. Immune Infertility is a model source of vital and reliable information on the latest scientific developments in the field. It will be of value for clinicians, scientists, students, residents, and fellows working in reproductive biology, obstetrics and gynecology, and urology.


Proteomics antisperm antibodies autoimmune infertility human sperm immune contraception

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter K.H. Krause
    • 1
  • Rajesh K. Naz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and AllergologyUniversity Hospital, Philipp UniversityMarburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologySchool of Medicine, West Virgina UniversityMorgantownUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40786-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40788-3
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