Peroxiredoxins in Gametogenesis and Embryo Development

  • Isabelle Donnay
  • Bernard Knoops
Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 44)


Reactive oxygen species have been implicated in gametogenesis and embryo development in animals. As peroxiredoxins are now recognized as important protective antioxidant enzymes as well as modulators of hydrogen peroxide-mediated signaling, we addressed here the putative role of this novel family of peroxidases in gamete maturation and during embryogenesis in mammals and insects


Gametogenesis Embryogenesis Mammals Insects Reactive oxygen species Apoptosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabelle Donnay
    • 1
  • Bernard Knoops
    • 2
  1. 1.Veterinary Unit, Institut des Sciences de la VieUniversité catholique de LouvainPlace Croix du Sud 5Belgium
  2. 2.Laboratory of Cell Biology, Institut des Sciences de la VieUniversité catholique de LouvainPlace Croix du Sud 5Belgium

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