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Oxidative Stress in Human Reproduction

Shedding Light on a Complicated Phenomenon

Editors: Agarwal, A., Sharma, R., Gupta, S., Harlev, A., Ahmad, G., du Plessis, S.S., Esteves, S.C., Wang, S.M., Durairajanayagam, D. (Eds.)

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About this book

This book discusses the role of oxidative stress in the reproductive system. The book reviews endogenous sources, methods of determining its levels in body fluid/tissues, the physiological roles of ROS, as well as its negative effects on the human reproductive processes. Also discussed are multiple extrinsic factors that could induce oxidative stress in the reproductive system. This volume covers various clinical pathologies related to the reproductive system that arise from or produce oxidative stress, both in the male and female. The use of antioxidants as a therapeutic measure to keep ROS levels in check are highlighted, describing the outcome of various clinical studies involving antioxidant supplementation in infertile patients. Infertility is a global disease that affects 15-25% of all couples, and oxidative stress arising from a multitude of sources has been implicated as one of the major contributing factors to the decline in human fertility. As such, this book provides an up-to-date review on the significance of ROS in human reproduction.

About the authors

Dr. Agarwal is the Director of the Andrology Center and Reproductive Tissue Bank and the Director of Research at the American Center for Reproductive Medicine since 1993. He holds these positions at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he is a Professor at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He has over 550 scientific papers and reviews in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Ashok has an h index of 78 on Scopus. He is currently an editor of 32 medical textbooks/manuals related to male infertility, ART, fertility preservation, DNA damage, and antioxidants. His current research interests include studies on molecular markers of oxidative stress, DNA integrity, and apoptosis in the pathophysiology of male and female reproduction. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Overview and Sources of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in the Reproductive System

    Ahmad, Gulfam (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Methods to Measure Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC) in the Reproductive System

    Sharma, Rakesh (et al.)

    Pages 17-46

  • Physiological Roles of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in the Reproductive System

    Plessis, Stefan S. (et al.)

    Pages 47-64

  • Negative Effects of Oxidative Stress (OS) on Reproductive System at Cellular Level

    Sharma, Rakesh (et al.)

    Pages 65-87

  • Extrinsic Factors Inducing Oxidative Stress (OS) in Male and Female Reproductive Systems

    Harlev, Avi (et al.)

    Pages 89-105

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eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48427-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48425-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-83940-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oxidative Stress in Human Reproduction
Book Subtitle
Shedding Light on a Complicated Phenomenon
Editors
  • Ashok Agarwal
  • Rakesh Sharma
  • Sajal Gupta
  • Avi Harlev
  • Gulfam Ahmad
  • Stefan S du Plessis
  • Sandro C Esteves
  • Siew May Wang
  • Damayanthi Durairajanayagam
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48427-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48427-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48425-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83940-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 190
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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