Spermatozoa: Biology, Motility and Function and Chromosomal Abnormalities

Brenda T. Erickson (Editor)

Series: Human Reproductive System – Anatomy, Roles and Disorders
BISAC: MED082000

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In this book the authors present current research in the study of spermatozoa. This compilation focuses on the biology, motility and function and chromosomal abnormalities of spermatozoa. Topics discussed are the epigenetic mechanisms in mammalian male germline; biological characteristics of sperm in two oyster species; sub-cellular dynamics occurring during capacitation of mammalian spermatozoa; new perspectives on the study of prion and prion-like proteins; meiotic segregation studies in spermatozoa of males carrying a structural chromosome abnormality; testicular germ cell apoptosis during orchitis; the influence of leukocytospermia on semen parameters; and spermatozoa motility and morphology. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Preface

Epigenetic Mechanisms in Mammalian Male Germline
(Þule Doðan, Melissa C. Mason, Erdoðan Memili, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State University, MS, USA, and others)

Biological Characteristics of Sperm in Two Oyster Species: The Pacific Oyster, Crassostrea gigas, and the Black-Lip Pearl Oyster, Pinctada margaritifera
(Marina Demoy-Schneider, Nelly Schmitt, Marc Suquet, Catherine Labbé, Myrina Boulais, Galina Prokopchuk and Jacky Cosson, University of French Polynesia, Tahiti, French Polynesia and others)

Subcellular Distribution of Heat Shock Protein 70 (HSP70) in Frozen and Chilled Semen is Related with Dog Sperm Quality
(Paulo Borges, Fernando Mir, Alain Fontbonne, Rita Payan-Carreira, CERCA, ENVA, Maisons Alfort, France, and others)

Membrane Dynamics Occurring during Capacitation of Mammalian Spermatozoa
(Nicola Bernabò, Paola Palestini, Laura Botto, Mauro Mattioli, Barbara Barboni, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Teramo, Italy, and others)

New Perspectives on the Study of Prion and Prion-Like Proteins: Key Roles in the Physiology of Sperm and Male Fertility
(J. Pimenta, R.M.L.N. Pereira, Direção Geral de Alimentação e Veterinária, Largo da Academia Nacional das Belas Artes, Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Meiotic Segregation Studies in Spermatozoa of Males Carrying a Structural Chromosome Abnormality
(Minh Huong Nguyen, Frédéric Morel, Nathalie Douet-Guilbert, Audrey Basinko, Marie-Josée Le Bris, Marc De Braekeleer, Aurore Perrin, Laboratoire d’Histologie, Embryologie et Cytogénétique, Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences de la Santé, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, and others)

Testicular Germ Cell Apoptosis during Orchitis
(Taketo Inoue, Ono Ladies Clinic, Ono, Hyogo, Japan, and others)

The Influence of Leukocytospermia on Semen Parameters
(Marta Ortega-Martínez, Jesús Ancer-Rodríguez, Gilberto Jaramillo-Rangel, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico)

Spermatozoa Motility and Morphology
(Lamia Said, Higher Institute of Biotechnology, Monastir, Tunisia)

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