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Reproductive Immunology is a compilation of research articles presente d during the VII International Congress of Reproductive Immunology whi ch was held in New Delhi, India on 27-30 October 1998.

Chapters incl. molecular & immunological aspects of sperm-oocyte interaction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792359234
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Molecular and Immunological Aspects of Sperm-Oocyte Interaction.- 1. Functional Significance of Sperm Surface Mannosidase in Mammalian Fertilization.- 2. Biological Role of Glutathione S-Transferases on Sperm.- 3. Cloning and Sequencing of Sperm Antigens Involved in Oocyte Interaction: Clinical applications in infertility and immunocontraception.- 4. Molecular Characterization of Non-Human Primate Zona Pellucida Glycoproteins.- 5. Expression of CD4/p56lck Complex on Murine Egg Vitelline Membrane and Its Role in Fertilization.- Embryonic-Endometrial Cross-Talk.- 6. Localisation of the Th2 Cytokines IL-3, IL-4, IL-10 at the Murine Feto Maternal Interface During Pregnancy.- 7. The Nature and Possible Functions of MHC Antigens on the Surface of Human Trophoblast.- 8. Cytokine Network in the Human Decidua.- 9. Seminal ‘Priming’ for Successful Mammalian Pregnancy.- 10. Immunomodulators in Human Trophoblast-Uterus Cross Talk: Cytokines, growth factors and nitric oxide.- 11. Regulation of Development of Peri-Attachment Embryos: Comparative studies in rodents.- Immunobiology of Pregnancy.- 12. From Trophoblast Antigens and Cells to Cytokines: Visions and realities.- 13. Snake’s Eyeview of Adam and Eve.- 14. Th1 and Th2 Cytokine Profiles in Successful Pregnancy and Unexplained Recurrent Abortions.- 15. Immunobiologic Markers of Successful and Nonsuccessful Pregnancies.- 16. The Potential Role of Endoglin During Pregnancy.- 17. Control of Maternal Immunity to Trophoblast.- 18. Regulation of Endocrine Function in Human Placenta—Is it similar to hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal axis?.- 19. Immunomodulation in Normal Pregnancy and Pre-Eclampsia.- 20. Matemal Alloimmune Stimulation: Variable actions.- 21. Nonspecific Immunological Mechanisms and Hormones.- 22. What Could Lead to Selective Expression of HLA-G?.- 23. Functional Roles of HLA-G in the Human Placenta: Facts and fancies.- Autoantibodies and Infertility.- 24. Pathogenetical and Clinical Aspects of Antisperm Immunity.- 25. Differences in Antisperm Humoral Responses in Pre-Pubertal Boys with Gonadal Failure and in SCID Mice.- 26. Autoantibodies and Recurrent Reproductive Wastages.- 27. HLA-DQ, DR Alleles of Infertile Patients Susceptible to Anti-Sperm Antibody.- 28. Clinical Significance of?2 Glycoprotein I Dependent Anticardiolipin Antibody, Lupus Anticoagulant and Antinuclear Antibodies in Patients with Recurrent Miscarriages.- Immunocontraception.- 29. Immuno-Contraception: Revisited.- 30. Immunoglobulin Entry into the Male Reproductive Tract: Implications for immunocontraception and vaccine development.- 31. Antibody Responses to a Synthetic pZP4 Peptide Recognized by a Fertilization-Blocking Monoclonal Antibody.- 32. Zona Pellucida Chimeric Peptide Vaccine.- 33. LDH-C4 as a Contraceptive Vaccine.- 34. Antibody Directed to a 26 kDa Epididymal Sperm Protein Inhibits Sperm Maturation, Function and Fertility Significantly in Mouse.- 35. Immunocontraceptive Potential of Riboflavin Carrier Protein (RCP) in Male and Female Mammals.- 36. Is FSH Based Contraceptive Vaccine a Feasible Proposition for the Human Male?.- 37. Prospects of Developing Human Seminal Plasma Inhibin as a Male Immunocontraceptive.- Mucosal Immunology and Reproductive Tract Infection.- 38. Human Uterine Epithelial Cells: Influence of culture conditions and stromal cells on epithelial cell transepithelial cell resistance.- 39. Genital Tract Immunity Against Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1).- 40. Immunological Aspects of Chorioamnionitis.- Author Index.- Subject Indexp.

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