Gamete and Embryo-fetal Origins of Adult Diseases

  • He-Feng Huang
  • Jian-Zhong Sheng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ying-Hui Ye, Le-Jun Li, Yue-Zhou Chen, He-Feng Huang, Zhong-Yan Liang
    Pages 1-38
  3. Ai-Xia Liu, Xin-Mei Liu, Yan-Ling Zhang, He-Feng Huang, Chen-Ming Xu
    Pages 39-59
  4. Min-Yue Dong, Fang-Fang Wang, Jie-Xue Pan, He-Feng Huang
    Pages 61-78
  5. He-Feng Huang, Guo-Dian Ding, Shen Tian, Qiong Luo
    Pages 79-93
  6. Jian-Zhong Sheng, Li Zhang, Gu-Feng Xu, Ying Jiang
    Pages 95-108
  7. Dan Zhang, He-Feng Huang, Feng Zhang, Run-Ju Zhang, Yang Song, Jing-Yi Li
    Pages 109-136
  8. He-Feng Huang, Min Jin, Xian-Hua Lin
    Pages 137-156
  9. Fan Qu, Lu-Ting Chen, Hong-Jie Pan, He-Feng Huang
    Pages 157-171
  10. Xiao-Ming Zhu, Yu Zhang, Xi-Jing Chen, He-Feng Huang
    Pages 173-196
  11. Yi-Min Zhu, Xiao-Ling Hu, Yan-Ting Wu, Chun Feng, He-Feng Huang
    Pages 197-219
  12. He-Feng Huang, Guo-Lian Ding, Shen Tian, Qiong Luo
    Pages E1-E1
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 221-222

About this book

Introduction

The book Gamete and Embryo-fetal Origins of Adult Diseases introduces various diseases resulting from the abnormal gametogenesis and embryo development, which manifests as growth retardation, birth defects, or increased susceptibility to chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer in childhood and adult life, even fertility disorders and the risk of transgenerational transmission. Six common kinds of these diseases are discussed in separate chapters. The authors explore the connections between these diseases and epigenetic reprogramming, rapid cell differentiation and organ formation and environmental influences, including assisted reproductive technology and adverse intrauterine environments. With a summary of findings on the causes and progression of adult diseases at the phase of gametogenesis and embryo development, this book provides insights into the pathogenesis of disease and aids in the treatment and prevention of disease, meeting the requirement for improving the quality of the newborn population, and effectively preventing and curing major diseases at an early stage. This book offers new perspectives and will be an enlightening resource for obstetricians, paediatricians, epidemiologists, endocrinologists and sanitarians.

Editor He-Feng Huang, M.D., is Professor and President of Women’s Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China. Editor Jian-Zhong Sheng, Ph.D., is Professor at the Department of Pathology & Pathophysiology, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China.

Keywords

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) Birth defect Embryo development Fetal origin of diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • He-Feng Huang
    • 1
  • Jian-Zhong Sheng
    • 2
  1. 1.The Key Laboratory of Reproductive Genetics, Zhejiang UniversityMinistry of EducationHangzhouPeople's Republic of China
  2. 2.The Key Laboratory of Reproductive Genetics, Zhejiang UniversityMinistry of EducationHangzhouPeople's Republic of China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7772-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7771-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7772-9
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