The sperm cell: Production, maturation, fertilization, regeneration

Christopher J. De Jonge, Christopher L.R. Barratt

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This revised and updated second edition provides a comprehensive account of the human male gamete. Detailed overviews of human sperm production, maturation, and function - and how these processes affect and influence fertility, infertility, and assisted reproduction - are given. A wide range of new developments including proteomics, spermatogenesis, sperm-specific WW domain-binding proteins, Ca2+ signalling, DNA packaging, epididymis are explored, whilst a new chapter presents information gained from mouse genetics, highlighting how it informs male fertility research. The impact of environmental factors during pre-pubertal and pubertal stages of life is also investigated. Featuring engaging prose with chapters organized topographically, The Sperm Cell remains an essential resource for andrologists, clinical scientists, and laboratory personnel.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherUNESCO/Cambridge University Press
Number of pages312
ISBN (Electronic)9781316411124
ISBN (Print)9781107126329
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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