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TitleThe Molecular and Cellular Biology of Fertilization [electronic resource] / edited by Jerry L. Hedrick
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1986
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2255-9
Descript XVIII, 454 p. 97 illus. online resource

CONTENT

Prologue -- 1 Fertilization and Immunity-Revisited -- Summary -- Univalent Antibodies -- Paramecium: A Model System -- References -- 2 Sperm-Egg Interactions Preparatory to Fertilization -- Summary -- The Activation of the Spermatozoon -- The Activation of the Egg -- Concluding Remarks -- References -- 3 Effects of Anti-Zona Pellucida Monoclonal Antibodies on Fertilization and Early Development -- Summary -- Monoclonal Antibodies -- Passive Immunization of Mice -- In Vitro Fertilization and Development -- Production of Monoclonal Antibodies -- Distribution of Zona Proteins -- Passive Immunization of Mice -- In Vitro Fertilization -- Reversibility of Contraception -- Effect on Development -- Discussion -- References -- 4 Nature of the Mouse Eggโ{128}{153}s Receptor for Sperm -- Summary -- Composition of the Mouse Zona Pellucida -- Identification of the Mouse Eggโ{128}{153}s Sperm Receptor: Experimental Approach -- Identification of the Mouse Eggโ{128}{153}s Sperm Receptor: Observations -- Identification of the Mouse Eggโ{128}{153}s Inducer of the Acrosome Reaction: Experimental Approach -- Identification of the Mouse Eggโ{128}{153}s Inducer of the Acrosome Reaction: Observations -- Structure of ZP3: The Mouse Eggโ{128}{153}s Receptor for Sperm -- Identification of the Molecular Nature of the Sperm Receptor Activity of ZP3 -- Identification of the Molecular Nature of the Acrosome Reaction-Inducing Activity of ZP3 -- Discussion -- References -- 5 The Receptor Function of Galactosyltransferase During Mammalian Fertilization -- Summary -- Cell Surface GalTase -- The T/t-Complex of the Mouse -- Surface GalTase on Mutant t-Sperm -- The Effects of In Vitro Capacitation on Surface GalTase Activity -- Perturbing Sperm GalTase Inhibits Sperm/Egg Binding -- Inhibition of Sperm/Zona Binding by Purified GalTase -- Inhibition of Sperm/Zona Binding by Monospecific Anti-GalTAse IgG -- Sperm GalTase Substrates in the Zona Pellucida -- Conclusions -- References -- 6 Immunological Identification of Sperm Antigens that Participate in Fertilization -- Summary -- Acrosomal Crescent Localization: M42 and M41 -- Equatorial Segment Localization: M2 and M29 -- References -- 7 The Action Of Acrosin on the Zona Pellucida -- Summary -- Materials and Methods -- Results and Discussion -- Conclusions -- References -- 8 Biochemical Studies of the Envelope Transformations in XenopusLaevis Eggs -- Summary -- Biological Features -- Morphological Approach -- Molecular Approach -- CE to VE Conversion -- VE to FE Conversion -- Concluding Comments -- References -- 9 The Role of Oviducal Secretions in Mediating Gamete Fusion in the Toad, BufoBufoJaponicus -- Summary -- Materials and Methods -- Results and Discussion -- Concluding Remarks -- References -- 10 Oviducal Pars Recta as Factor in Fertilization Properties and Hormonal Regulation in the Toad BufoArenarum -- Summary -- Involvement of Pars Recta in Fertilization -- Structural Change of the Coelomic Oocytes Vitelline Envelope by Oviducal Secretion -- Ultrastructural Study -- Participation of Pars Recta in Inducing Acrosome Reaction -- Metabolic Switch in Coelomic Oocytes of PR Effect -- Comparative Biological and Biochemical Properties of Pars Recta Secretion Fluid and Protein(s) Purified from Pars Recta Extract -- Hormonal Regulation of Biological Activity -- Conclusions -- References -- 11 The Cortical Endoplasmic Reticulum and its Possible Role in Activation of DiscoglossusPictis (Anura) Eggs -- Summary -- Materials and Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- References -- 12 Urodele Egg Jelly and Fertilization -- Summary -- Materials and Methods -- Results and Discussion -- Conclusions -- References -- 13 Induction of the Acrosomal Reaction in Sperm from the White Sturgeon, AcipenserTransmontanus -- Summary -- Materials and Methods -- Results and Discussion -- Conclusions -- References -- 14 Sperm Glycosidase as a Plausible Mediator of Sperm Binding to the Vitelline Envelope in Ascidians -- Summary -- Experimental -- Discussion -- References -- 15 Structure, Assembly and Functions of the Surface Envelope (Fertilization Envelope) from Eggs of the Sea Urchin, StronglyocentrotusPurpuratus -- Summary -- Ultrastructure and Polypeptide Composition of the FE -- Ultrastructural and Biochemical Stages in FE Development -- VE Sperm Receptor and Modulation of Its Activity During the VE to FE Transition -- Concluding Remarks -- References -- 16 Characterization of the StrongylocentrotusPurpuratus Egg Cell Surface Receptor for Sperm -- Summary -- Materials and Methods -- Results and Discussion -- Conclusions -- References -- 17 Peptides Associated with Eggs: Mechanisms of Interaction with Spermatozoa -- Summary -- Materials and Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- References -- 18 Dephosphorylation of Sea Urchin Sperm Guanylate Cyclase During Fertilization -- Summary -- Materials and Methods -- Results and Disucssion -- Conclusions -- References -- 19 Steps in the Fertilization Process: Understanding and Control -- Summary -- References -- 20 Control of Fertilization by Immunization with Peptide Fragments of Sperm Specific LDH-C4 -- Summary -- Fertility Reduction by Sperm Antigens -- Development of an Immunocontraceptive Technology: Sperm Specific LDH-C4 -- References -- 21 Pathways to Immunocontraception: Biochemical and Immunological Properties of Glycoprotein Antigens of the Porcine Zona Pellucida -- Summary -- Isolation of Porcine Zonae Pellucidae -- Macromolecular Composition of the Porcine Zona Pellucida -- Comparative Aspects of Mammlian Zona Pellucida Structure -- Isolation of a Purified Porcine Zona Antigen (PPZA) -- Antibodies to PPZA -- Isolation and Properties of 82K and 55K Antigens from SDS-Dissociated Nonreduced Porcine Zonae Pellucida -- References -- 22 Research Frontiers in Human In Vitro Fertilization -- Summary -- Endocrine Aspects -- Gamete Biology -- Embryonic Development and Implantation -- References


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