Atlas of the Mammalian Ovary

Morphological Dynamics and Potential Role of Innate Immunity

Authors: Spanel-Borowski, Katharina

  • A wealth of illustrations of superb quality
  • Based solely on the author’s personal research conducted during the past three decades
  • Provides insights into the complexity of ovarian processes in a readily understandable form
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About this book

In the era of molecular biology, an atlas that allows a rapid understanding of the complexity of ovarian processes is urgently needed. In this book, the author draws upon her own research, conducted over the past three decades, to provide a unique compilation of high-quality illustrations that offer illuminating insights in a readily accessible form. The ovarian follicles, the corpus luteum, and the interstitial cortex are presented as precisely controlled homeostatic compartments. Physiologic cell death forms and leukocyte subtypes are clearly depicted, and the various steps in the ovulatory process are demonstrated in detail. Further topics addressed include the microvascular bed, the plasticity of intraovarian nerves as part of the remodelling processes in the polycystic and the menopausal ovary, and the role of cytokeratin-positive cells as messengers of innate immunity. This atlas will be a fascinating and informative resource for both trainees and more experienced professionals.

About the authors

Katharina Spanel-Borowski studied human medicine at Bonn from 1963 to 1969. She subsequently specialized in Pathology and Anatomy at Ulm, Lübeck, and Basel, in Germany and Switzerland, before serving as head of the Institute of Anatomy at the University of Leipzig from 1997 to 2009. She has published on the functional morphology of the ovary since 1980 and has promoted the concept of innate immunity control in the ovary on the basis of retrospective analysis performed during early retirement.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Spanel-Borowski, Katharina

    Pages 1-8

  • Follicle Stages and Follicular Atresia

    Spanel-Borowski, Katharina

    Pages 9-22

  • Follicular Atresia as a Proliferative and Inflammatory Event

    Spanel-Borowski, Katharina

    Pages 23-29

  • The Cortex and Cellular Stromatolysis

    Spanel-Borowski, Katharina

    Pages 31-37

  • The Ovulatory Period as Acute Inflammatory Response to Oxidative Stress and Follicle Cell Harvest

    Spanel-Borowski, Katharina

    Pages 39-59

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Atlas of the Mammalian Ovary
Book Subtitle
Morphological Dynamics and Potential Role of Innate Immunity
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30535-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30535-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-30534-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 141
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