Mammalian Endocrinology and Male Reproductive Biology provides comprehensive and current coverage of the area of endocrinology and male reproductive biology, covering not just humans, but mammals in general. Written by international experts in their respective fields, this multi-author book also covers the latest developments in genomics of androgen action and male infertility.
The book begins by covering sexual dimorphism in the central nervous system; structure, control of secretion and function of GnRH; and gonadotropins of pituitary origin and their role in gonadal functions. This is followed by an account of hormonal regulation of spermatogenesis, and the role of apoptosis in this process.
Subsequent chapters center around epididymis, regulation of growth and function, and sperm motility regulation. The last chapters in the book discuss the structure and function of male accessory sex glands with associated pathologies as well as recent updates in male contraception, mechanism of androgen action, and genomics of male infertility. Wherever necessary, tables and figures have been added for a better understanding. Each chapter is appropriately referenced and contains current information on the latest developments in the field.
Table of Contents
Sexual Dimorphism in the Central Nervous System. Mammalian Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone.Gonadotropins: Past, Present and Future.Endocrine Regulation of Spermatogenesis in Mammals. Role of Apoptosis in Spermatogenesis. The Epididymis: Structure and Function.Regulation of Growth and Function of Epididymides.Role of Sperm Surface Molecules in Motility Regulation. Male Accessory Sex Glands: Structure and Function.Reproductive Endocrinology and Contraception in the Male.Molecular Mechanism of Androgen Action. Genomics of Male Infertility.
Shio Kumar Singh, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Zoology at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. He obtained his PhD from Banaras Hindu University. Dr. Singh is the recipient of the direct fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the fellowship in Reproductive Biology of the Rockefeller Foundation (USA) for postdoctoral research in Japan and Austria, respectively. His research interests focus on male reproductive biology, regulation of male fertility and male reproductive toxicology. He has published numerous research papers in journals as well as contributed chapters in various books.