Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology

Dynamics of the Mammalian Sperm Head

Modifications and Maturation Events From Spermatogenesis to Egg Activation

Authors: Toshimori, Kiyotaka

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Mammalian spermatozoa have complex structures. The structure-function relationship of sperm has been studied from various viewpoints. Accumulated evidence has shown that the sperm components undergo sequential changes from the beginning of spermatogenesis to the time of fertilization/embryogenesis. Structural analyses have been performed using various new techniques of light and electron microscopy as well as immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry in combination with specific probes such as antibodies against sperm components. Recently developed gene-manipulation techniques have accelerated investigations on the events that govern the relationship between the structure and molecular components of sperm. In addition, animal models with gene manipulations have been shown to exhibit various morphological and functional abnormalities that lead to infertility.

In this book, I discuss the events that occur in the normal sperm head and govern the structure-function relationship from the time of spermatogenesis to that of fertilization or egg activation. In this regard, I describe dynamic modifications and maturation events occurring in sperm-head components and compare the outcomes of these events with the outcomes of their failure.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics of the Mammalian Sperm Head
Book Subtitle
Modifications and Maturation Events From Spermatogenesis to Egg Activation
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology
Series Volume
204
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-89979-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-89979-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-89978-5
Series ISSN
0301-5556
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 98
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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