Schering Symposium on Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors in Early Mammalian Development, Venice, April 20 to 23, 1970 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080175713, 9781483151786

Schering Symposium on Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors in Early Mammalian Development, Venice, April 20 to 23, 1970

1st Edition

Advances in the Biosciences

Editors: Gerhard Raspé
eBook ISBN: 9781483151786
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 23rd September 1971
Page Count: 664
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Advances in the Biosciences 6: Schering Symposium on Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors in Early Mammalian Development, Venice, April 20 to 23, 1970 is a collection of papers presented at the Schering Symposium on Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors in Early Mammalian Development, held in Venice, Italy, on April 20-23, 1970. Contributors explore intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms underlying early development in mammals and cover topics ranging from transmission of maternal proteins into oocytes to normal and abnormal fertilization in mammals; experimental early parthenogenesis in mammals; and nutrient requirements for the culture of preimplantation embryos in vitro.

This book is comprised of 33 chapters and begins with an overview of the oocyte and the egg, touching on subjects such as electron microscopy of the primary and secondary oocyte; experimental early parthenogenesis in mammals; and laparoscopic recovery of pre-ovulatory human oocytes after priming of the ovaries with gonadotrophins. The next section is devoted to intrinsic and extrinsic influence on the metabolism of preimplantation embryos and includes chapters dealing with the composition of oviductal and uterine fluids; the role of uterine proteins in embryonic development; sex chromosome markers as indicators in embryonic development; and manipulations of the blastocyst. The remaining chapters examine placental and fetal physiology, immunology and teratology, and differentiation of tissues.

This monograph will be of interest to biologists and physiologists.

Table of Contents

Opening Introduction Welcoming Address I. The Oocyte and the Egg Electron Microscopy of the Primary and Secondary Oocyte Discussion Transmission of Maternal Proteins into Oocytes Discussion Normal and Abnormal Fertilization in Mammals Discussion Experimental Early Parthenogenesis in Mammals Discussion Macromolecular Synthesis and Effect of Metabolic Inhibitors during Preimplantation Development in the Mouse Discussion Laparoscopic Recovery of Pre-Ovulatory Human Oocytes after Priming of the Ovaries with Gonadotrophins Discussion II. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Influence on the Metabolism of Preimplantation Embryos Nutrient Requirements for the Culture of Preimplantation Embryos In Vitro Discussion Composition of Oviductal and Uterine Fluids Discussion Uterine Secretion Proteins as Extrinsic Factors in Preimplantation Development Uterine Proteins and Embryonic Development Discussion Sex-Chromatin Formation and RNA and Protein Synthesis during Preimplantation Development of the Rabbit Discussion Sex Chromosome Markers as Indicators in Embryonic Development Discussion Manipulation of Cleaving Mammalian Embryo with Special Reference to a Time-Lapse Cinematographic Analysis of Centrifuged and Fused Mouse Eggs Discussion Manipulations on the Blastocyst Discussion III. Placental and Fetal Physiology Steroidal Conditioning of the Endometrium for Nidation Discussion Control of Embryo Implantation and Survival Discussion Role of the Fetus, Placenta and Mother in Steroidogenesis at Midgestation Discussion Culture of Fetuses In Vitro Discussion Fate of Heteroploid Embryos Discussion IV. Immunology Viviparity, Histocompatibility, and Fetal Survival Discu


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