Gamete and Embryo-fetal Origins of Adult Diseases

Editors: Huang, He-Feng, Sheng, Jian-Zhong (Eds.)

  • Covers six common diseases originating in the embryo or fetal stage
  • Provides readers with information on how to improve the quality of the newborn population, effectively preventing and curing major diseases at an early stage
  • Written by experts in molecular biology and clinical medicine and introduces the application of up-to-date research results and techniques​
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The book Gamete and Embryo-fetal Origins of Adult Diseases introduces various diseases resulting from the abnormal gametogenesis and embryo development, which manifests as growth retardation, birth defects, or increased susceptibility to chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer in childhood and adult life, even fertility disorders and the risk of transgenerational transmission. Six common kinds of these diseases are discussed in separate chapters. The authors explore the connections between these diseases and epigenetic reprogramming, rapid cell differentiation and organ formation and environmental influences, including assisted reproductive technology and adverse intrauterine environments. With a summary of findings on the causes and progression of adult diseases at the phase of gametogenesis and embryo development, this book provides insights into the pathogenesis of disease and aids in the treatment and prevention of disease, meeting the requirement for improving the quality of the newborn population, and effectively preventing and curing major diseases at an early stage. This book offers new perspectives and will be an enlightening resource for obstetricians, paediatricians, epidemiologists, endocrinologists and sanitarians.

Editor He-Feng Huang, M.D., is Professor and President of Women’s Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China. Editor Jian-Zhong Sheng, Ph.D., is Professor at the Department of Pathology & Pathophysiology, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China.

About the authors

Editor He-Feng Huang, M.D., is Professor and President of Women’s Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China. Editor Jian-Zhong Sheng, Ph.D., is Professor at the Department of Pathology & Pathophysiology, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Physiology of Gametogenesis

    Ye, Ying-Hui (et al.)

    Pages 1-38

  • Physiology of Embryonic Development

    Liu, Ai-Xia (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • Adverse Intrauterine Environment and Gamete/Embryo-Fetal Origins of Diseases

    Dong, Min-Yue (et al.)

    Pages 61-78

  • Gamete/Embryo-Fetal Origins of Diabetes

    Huang, He-Feng (et al.)

    Pages 79-93

  • Gamete/Embryo-Fetal Origins of Cardiovascular Diseases

    Sheng, Jian-Zhong (et al.)

    Pages 95-108

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gamete and Embryo-fetal Origins of Adult Diseases
Editors
  • He-Feng Huang
  • Jian-Zhong Sheng
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7772-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7772-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7771-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0046-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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