Andrology: Male Reproductive Health and Dysfunction by Eberhard Nieschlag (auth.), Eberhard Nieschlag, Hermann M.

By Eberhard Nieschlag (auth.), Eberhard Nieschlag, Hermann M. Behre, Susan Nieschlag (eds.)

This is the 3rd, absolutely revised version of a well known textbook that keeps to symbolize the best within the literature on scientific andrology. It examines intensive all elements of male reproductive well-being, encompassing the fundamental body structure of male reproductive functionality and a variety of problems. all of the chapters is written by means of amazing specialists within the box. one of the issues lined are:

  • Testicular function
  • Sperm maturation and fertilization
  • Diagnostic methods
  • Infertility
  • Primary and secondary hypogonadism
  • Late-onset hypogonadism
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Genetic disorders
  • Environmental influences
  • Psychology and sexual medicine
  • Testosterone therapy
  • Assisted replica: TESE and ICSI
  • Cryopreservation
  • Male contraception
  • Ethics in andrology

This quantity will function a textbook for the newcomer to andrology, whereas delivering the skilled health professional with a useful reference paintings. it's going to entice all who're curious about male reproductive overall healthiness:

  • Andrologists
  • Urologists
  • Endocrinologists
  • Gynecologists
  • Internists
  • Pediatricians
  • Basic scientists

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This group also encompasses the receptors for LH, FSH and TSH. With 328 amino acids, it is the smallest G protein-coupled receptor known up to now and possesses a rather short extracellular domain (Fig. 11). The intracellular C-terminus is practically absent and the signal transduction is probably carried out by the intracytoplasmic loops connecting the seven membrane spanning segments, especially the third one which is unusually long. The receptor contains two glycosylation sites, projecting into the extracellular space, of uncertain function.

Furthermore, GnRH-positive neurons of the nucleus arcuatus are connected to neuropeptide Y (NPY) neurons in the preoptical area and in the eminentia mediana. All these substances are known to influence GnRH secretion (Evans 1999; Li et al. 1999). 2. GnRH is produced by successive cleavage stages from a longer precursor, called preproGnRH, transported along the axons to the ME and there released into portal blood. Phylogenetically GnRH is a rather ancient hormone, highly conserved among different species with 80% sequence identity between mammals and fish.

From B spermatogonia the preleptotene spermatocytes are derived directly before the beginning of the meiotic division. The latter germ cells commence DNA synthesis. Mother and daughter cells remain in close contact with each other through intercellular bridges (Alastalo et al. 1998). This “clonal” 18 Fig. 5 Representation of the specific stages of spermatogenesis of the human testis using the six-stage system. A tubular cross-section contains typical germ cell associations that are denoted as stages of spermatogenesis.

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