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The Guide to Investigation of Mouse Pregnancy

The Guide to Investigation of Mouse Pregnancy is the first publication to cover the mouse placenta or the angiogenic tree the mother develops to support the placenta. This much-needed resource covers monitoring of the cardiovascular system, gestational programming of chronic adult disease, epigenetic regulation, gene imprinting, and stem cells.

Offering detailed and integrated information on how drugs, biologics, stress, and manipulations impact pregnancy in the mouse model, this reference highlights techniques used to analyze mouse pregnancy. Joining the ranks of much referenced mouse resources, The Guide to Investigation of Mouse Pregnancy is the only manual providing needed content on pregnancy in animal models for translational medicine and research.


This book is intended for basic scientists and clinical investigators researching reproduction, immunology, developmental biology, cardiology, gynecology, animal care, and veterinary medicine; graduate students; postdocs; veterinary technologists; and laboratory technologists.

Hardbound, 832 Pages

Published: January 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-394445-0


  • "The editors must be congratulated with this book, which will be extremely useful to all investigators who are focussing on this most popular animal model."--Placenta, November 28, 2014

    "The text is clear and concise and contains something for beginning and expert investigators alike...This book will be a valued addition to the library of any pregnancy researcher who uses mice as their model organism."--Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15-Sep-14


  • Part I. Atlas of Figure Plates
    Part II. Basic Biology
    Part IIA. Estrus, Early Development, Implantation and Uterine Receptivity
    Part IIB. The Maternal-Fetal Interface 
    Part IIC. Parturition, lactation, postnatal behaviors and outcomes
    Part III. Protocols for Studies of the Placenta and Pregnancy in Mice
    Appendix 1. Reproductive performance in common strains of mice


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