Contraception Research for Today and the Nineties: Progress in Birth Control Vaccines

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The inauguration of the new National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India, drew foremost investigators from all corners of the scientific community to discuss the timely topic Contraception Research for Today and the Nineties. This volume contains the latest findings and the latest thinking on the following broad topics: - Population Control and Development - New Contraceptive Methods at Phase II, III, IV - Neuroendocrine Regulations - Immunobiology of Pregnancy - Birth Control Vaccines - Gamete Antigens - ...
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Overview

The inauguration of the new National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, India, drew foremost investigators from all corners of the scientific community to discuss the timely topic Contraception Research for Today and the Nineties. This volume contains the latest findings and the latest thinking on the following broad topics: - Population Control and Development - New Contraceptive Methods at Phase II, III, IV - Neuroendocrine Regulations - Immunobiology of Pregnancy - Birth Control Vaccines - Gamete Antigens - Basic Discussion of Fertility Control by Immunology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461283317
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Progress in Vaccinology Series , #1
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 401
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

I Population Control and Development.- Demographic Trends, Global and Indian Scene, and Implications.- Population Control: Strategies and Experience.- WHO Special Programme in Human Reproduction and Contraceptive Needs of Developing Countries.- II Recently Developed Contraceptive Methods at Phase II/III/.- Steroid Implants for Long-Term Contraception.- The Levonorgestrei-Releasing IUD.- Antiprogestin Ru 486: A Contragestive Agent.- Vaginal Pills: Systemic Contraceptive Induced By Vaginal Administration Of Contraceptive Pills.- III Neuroendocrine Regulation.- Neuroendocrine Regulation of Fertility.- GnRH Analogs in Contraception.- A Novel Hypothalamic Peptide Inhibitor of Prolactin Secretion.- Inhibin: Chemistry, Measurement, Physiology, and Its Potential as a Fertility-Regulating Agent.- IV Immunobiology of Pregnancy.- Immunobiology of Human Trophoblast.- Maternal-Placental Interactions in Early Human Pregnancy.- Maternal-Blasyst Interaction at Implantation.- Immunogenetic Control of Pregnancy and Development.- Cell-Mediated Immune Mechanisms in Recurrent Spontaneous Abortion.- V Birth Control Vaccines.- Birth Control Vaccines Inducing Antibodies Against Chorionic Gonadotropin.- Cloning and Expression of Gonadotropin Hormone Genes.- Hormonal Regulation of Pituitary Gonadotropin Gene Expression.- Active Immunization of Rhesus Monkeys Against the—-Subunit of Ovine Luteinizing Hormone: Evaluation of Safety and Effectiveness of an Antigonadotropin Vaccine.- Safety Evaluation of HCG Vaccine in Primates: Autoantibody Production.- Potential of LH Receptor as an Immunocontraceptive Vaccine: Studies in the Baboon (Papio).- Development of a Contraceptive Vaccine for Use by the Human Male: Results of a Feasibility Study Carried Out in Adult Male Bonnet Monkeys (Macaca radiata).- VI Gamete Antigens for Birth Control Vaccines.- Hormonal and Cellular Control of Seminiferous Tubular Function.- LDH-C4 as the Model Sperm Antigen for a Contraceptive Vaccine.- Should Cell-Mediated Immunity be Considered in the Implementation of Antifertility Vaccines?.- Contraceptive Potential of Secretory Immunity.- Establishment of Human-Mouse Hybridoma to Human Seminal Plasma and Its Contribution to a Contraceptive Vaccine.- An Immunoreactive Human Sperm Antigen in Rate Spermatogenic Cells.- Role of the Fertilization Antigen (FA-1) in Immunoregulation of Fertility and Involuntary Infertility in Humans.- Origin of Zona Pellucida Antigens and Its Relevance to the Development of Contraceptive Vaccine.- Disillusions and Hopes About Zona Pellucida in Glycoproteins.- VII Basic Considerations in Immunological Approaches to Control of Fertility.- New Development in Epitope Analysis.- Immunological Difficulties and Requirements for Immune Manipulations in the Field of Reproduction.- The Past Is Prologue: Implications of the Symposium.
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