The Mammalian Egg Coat

Structure and Function

Editors: Dietl, Johannes (Ed.)

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Publication of this monograph acknowledges great strides made in research on the zona pellucida during the past decade or so. The body of work presented testifies to a resurgence of interest in the zona pellucida, prompted largely by a renewed appreciation of its unique properties and its important functions during early mam­ malian development. It is gratifying to realize that the zona pellucida has at last achieved a well-deserved attention. Whereas extracellular coats of nonmammalian eggs have been studied intensively for many years, the zona pellucida by comparison, has until now taken a back seat. Fortunately, the research presented here signals an end to this situ­ ation. Many of the difficulties inherent in working with relatively small amounts of material have been overcome, paving the way for application of a wider variety of experimental approaches to the zona pellucida by a larger community of investigators. Hopefully, this monograph will serve as a catalyst in this regard. As revealed in these pages, application of contemporary experi­ mental methodologies has had significant impact on both pure and applied research on the zona pellucida. For example, modem im­ munological approaches have been used to assess molecular fea­ tures of zona pellucida structure and function, as well as to evalu­ ate the zona pellucida as a potential contraceptive target antigen.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Molecular Genetics of the Mouse Zona Pellucida

    Chamberlin, M. E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • The Mouse Egg Receptor For Sperm: A Multifunctional Zona Pellucida Glycoprotein

    Wassarman, P. (et al.)

    Pages 18-37

  • Ovarian Development and the Formation of the Mammalian Zona Pellucida

    Dunbar, B. S. (et al.)

    Pages 38-48

  • Ultrastructural Aspects of the Developing Mammalian Zona Pellucida

    Dietl, J.

    Pages 49-60

  • Zona Binding Sites of the Spermatozoon

    Gwatkin, R. B. L.

    Pages 61-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Mammalian Egg Coat
Book Subtitle
Structure and Function
Editors
  • Johannes Dietl
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-74048-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-74048-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-74050-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 156
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations
Topics