Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.
You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.
After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.
This book will cover all possible DNA damage in sperm
The book will also discuss its relation to fertility and transgenerational heritable effects
Chapter structure will include mechanisms of damage, consequences in reproduction, possibility to eliminate damage, and possible transgenerational heritable effects
There are several types of damage that can be found in the male gamete. Genetic damage in spermatozoa can originate during spermatogenesis, or it can originate during transit in both male and female genital tracts. Damage can also be due to ageing, environmental or iatrogenic conditions, as well as to the protocols to cryopreserve and to select spermatozoa in assisted reproduction techniques. This book provides a comprehensive resource for all possible DNA damages in sperm, the relation to fertility and infertility, and possible transgenerational heritable effects.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »epigenetic damage - genetic damage - human genetics - human spermatozoa
Structure of chromatin in spermatozoa.- Genomic changes in spermatozoa of aging male.- Chromosomal aberrations and aneuploidies.- The sperm epigenome: implications for the embryo.- Paternal reprogramming of genome: transgenerational effects.- Alterations in protamination.- Sperm DNA fragmentation and base oxidation.- Iatrogenic Genetic damage.- Sperm selection: effect on sperm DNA quality.- Effect of antioxidant treatments on sperm genetic damage.- Index.