Reproductive Immunology

Reproductive Immunology
Author: Gil Mor
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2021-02-12
ISBN 10: 0128189304
ISBN 13: 9780128189306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reproductive Immunology Book Review:

Reproductive Immunology: Basic Concepts gives a holistic insight into the understanding of the complex interactions between the maternal immune system and the fetal/placental unit necessary for the success of pregnancy. This interaction is critical for the support of the human fetal semiallograft and the protection against infections. The book covers various topics such as B cells, macrophages, T cells, discussion on fetal signals and their impact on maternal reproductive cells such as endometrial cells, mast cells, and the role of fetal Hofbauer cells, the immune regulatory role of glucorticoids, and many other novel topics within the field of reproductive immunology. Edited and written by experts in the field, this book introduces the up-to-date knowledge of the role of the immune system during pregnancy and provides the necessary background to understand pregnancy complications associated with alterations in the functioning of the immune system. The book provides a complete discussion on the immunological aspects of pregnancy and serves as a great tool for research scientists, students, reproductive immunologists and OBGYNs. Shows the detailed evaluation of the knowledge related to each immune cell type in the pregnant and not pregnant uterus Evaluates each immune cell type and its function during specific reproductive events Provides the biological background for understanding the clinical aspects that will be discussed in subsequent volumes in the series

Immunology of Endometriosis

Immunology of Endometriosis
Author: Kaori Koga
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2021-12-01
ISBN 10: 0128209054
ISBN 13: 9780128209059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunology of Endometriosis Book Review:

Immunology of Endometriosis: Etiology and Management, a volume in the Reproductive Immunology series, provides updates on one of most common gynecological diseases, including basic science concepts and their clinical applications related to endometriosis immunology. Various immunological factors are believed to play roles in the pathogenesis of endometriosis, providing potential targets for the disease. Endometriosis is now considered to be a disease of both endocrine and immune dysregulation. However, recognition of the direct involvement of two major physiological mechanisms brings about a change of focus which might represent an interesting advance in the understanding of this disease and new focus for further research. Provides detailed immunological background to help readers understand etiology and management of endometriosis Evaluates various immunological factors that are involved in the pathogenesis of endometriosis Presents a detailed evaluation of the knowledge related to each immune cell type in endometriosis

Reproductive Immunology

Reproductive Immunology
Author: Lars B. Olding
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642606148
ISBN 13: 9783642606144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reproductive Immunology Book Review:

Discrimination of self from nonself is the major function of the immune system and understanding the mechanism(s) involved a main employer of immunologists. Hence, the age-old puzzle of why a fetus that contains a panel of major histocompatibility (MHC) antigens derived from its mother and its father is not rejected (spontaneously aborted) by lymphocytes from its mother who should theoretically recognize foreign MHC molecules from the father has remained of great interest. This dilemma has enticed immunologists and developmental biologists for many years. This volume was created to present the information currently on hand in this subject to the scientific public. The guest editor, Professor Lars Olding, has a long and distinguished history of contributions in this field, having been one of the main propo nents of the argument that lymphocytes from the fetus play an active role in this process by suppressing lymphocytes from the mother from proliferating and thereby acting as killer cells. His work has defined the phenomenon and identified suppressor molecules (factors) involved in the process. In a different but related chapter, Margareta Unander extends such observations to the clinical study of women with repeated "habitual" mIS carriages.

Textbook of Clinical Embryology

Textbook of Clinical Embryology
Author: Kevin Coward,Dagan Wells
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN 10: 110727625X
ISBN 13: 9781107276253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textbook of Clinical Embryology Book Review:

The success of Assisted Reproductive Technology is critically dependent upon the use of well optimized protocols, based upon sound scientific reasoning, empirical observations and evidence of clinical efficacy. Recently, the treatment of infertility has experienced a revolution, with the routine adoption of increasingly specialized molecular biological techniques and advanced methods for the manipulation of gametes and embryos. This textbook – inspired by the postgraduate degree program at the University of Oxford – guides students through the multidisciplinary syllabus essential to ART laboratory practice, from basic culture techniques and micromanipulation to laboratory management and quality assurance, and from endocrinology to molecular biology and research methods. Written for all levels of IVF practitioners, reproductive biologists and technologists involved in human reproductive science, it can be used as a reference manual for all IVF labs and as a textbook by undergraduates, advanced students, scientists and professionals involved in gamete, embryo or stem cell biology.

Reproductive Immunology

Reproductive Immunology
Author: Satish Kumar Gupta
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401141975
ISBN 13: 9789401141970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reproductive Immunology Book Review:

Reproductive Immunology is a compilation of research articles presented during the VII International Congress of Reproductive Immunology which was held in New Delhi, India on 27-30 October 1998. The articles pertain to the following six major themes: Molecular and Immunological Aspects of Sperm-Egg Interaction Embryonic-Endometrial Cross-Talk Immunobiology of Pregnancy Autoantibodies and Infertility Immunocontraception Mucosal Immunology and Reproductive Tract Infections . The first section deals with our current understanding of various steps involved in fertilization. The functional significance of sperm surface mannosidase and glutathione S-transferases to bind zona pellucida is described. The role of zona pellucida glycoproteins in the binding of sperm, induction of acrosome reactions and avoidance of polyspermy is discussed. In the second section, the role of various cytokines, growth factors and immunomodulatory agents in implantation of embryos is described. In the field of reproductive immunology, one of the major issues is to explore the successful gestation of the histoincompatible fetus in the uterus of an immunologically competent mother. The Proceedings presents the issues of paternal antigens at the feto-maternal interface and shows that Th2-type of immunity is involved in normal successful conception. The role of membrane-bound and soluble HLA-G in protecting the fetus from the lytic activities of maternal uterine and peripheral blood natural killer (NK) cells is also presented. Nature's experiments suggest that antibodies against sperm-specific antigens are responsible for infertility in some women. The possibility that an immunogenetic background contributes to production of sperm-immobilizing antibodies in infertile women is discussed in the section on autoantibodies and infertility. The Proceedings presents the issue of Th1-type cytokines in inducing recurrent spontaneous abortions of unexplained etiology. The roles of β2-glycoprotein 1 (β2-GP1)-dependent anticardiolipin antibody, lupus anticoagulant, antiphospholipids, anti-thyroid antibody and anti-nuclear antibody in miscarriages are also described. The rising global human population, particularly in the developing countries, has driven the need for new and safer methods of contraception. Fertility regulation by vaccines is thus an interesting proposition. The section on contraceptive vaccines discusses the latest advances in this area and describes the current status of vaccines based on βhCG, sperm antigens, zona pellucida glycoproteins, and riboflavin carrier proteins. The issues of mucosal immunity and strategies for enhancing local genital immune responses to combat HIV infection is discussed. The role of inflammatory and related cytokines in chorioamnionitis is described. The contents of this Proceedings describes various facets of reproductive immunology which will help us to design strategies to combat genital infections and miscarriages caused by immunological etiology. Descriptions of the molecular basis of gamete recognition, implantation and survival of the allogenic fetus will help in designing strategies for overcoming infertility and also new contraceptive approaches. The Proceedings will be useful to researchers and clinicians involved in basic or applied research in the disciplines of reproductive biology, reproductive immunology, and obstetrics and gynecology.

Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction

Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction
Author: Irina Szmelskyj,Lianne Aquilina
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN 10: 0702050105
ISBN 13: 9780702050107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction Book Review:

Incorporating orthodox medical theory and the existing evidenced-base for the use of acupuncture therapy,Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction enables acupuncture practitioners to provide appropriate advice regarding diagnoses, orthodox tests and investigations, and tailor acupuncture treatment according to the stage of the fertility cycle, and associated underlying condition. An essential manual for all practitioners working in this area, or planning to do so. Simplifies complex information into easily accessible and understandable material Explains reproductive anatomy and physiology from the perspectives of both orthodox medicine and TCM Explains the underlying basis of orthodox medical fertility tests and investigations Explores the pathology and aetiology of TCM syndromes Provides detailed information on how to take a fertility medical history and how to diagnose TCM syndromes Presents the evidence for the influence of various lifestyle factors on fertility and ART success rates Provides guidelines on how to regulate the menstrual cycle in preparation for IVF treatment Explains how common fertility-related conditions such as endometriosis, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, thyroid disease, and male factor infertility affect ART success rates Explains how to adapt acupuncture treatment to different ART protocols Provides case history templates, algorithmic acupuncture treatment pathways and patient fact sheets Explains how to manage patients with complex medical histories Looks at Repeated Implantation Failure, reproductive immunology dysfunction, and recurrent miscarriages Explains how to support patients if their IVF is unsuccessful and how to treat patients during early pregnancy Examines ethical considerations relevant to fertility acupuncture practice

Immunology of Pregnancy

Immunology of Pregnancy
Author: Udo R. Markert
Publsiher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 3805579705
ISBN 13: 9783805579704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunology of Pregnancy Book Review:

This book presents the discipline of immunology which studies a unique physiological phenomenon contradicting many of the generally established rules in the field: immunology of pregnancy. It provides a wide overview of the current research of this topic. Prominent and leading international groups contributed by reviewing the most significant findings in the field.

Avian Immunology

Avian Immunology
Author: Karel A. Schat,Bernd Kaspers,Pete Kaiser
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0123972728
ISBN 13: 9780123972729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Avian Immunology Book Review:

The second edition of Avian Immunology provides an up-to-date overview of the current knowledge of avian immunology. From the ontogeny of the avian immune system to practical application in vaccinology, the book encompasses all aspects of innate and adaptive immunity in chickens. In addition, chapters are devoted to the immunology of other commercially important species such as turkeys and ducks, and to ecoimmunology summarizing the knowledge of immune responses in free-living birds often in relation to reproductive success. The book contains a detailed description of the avian innate immune system, encompassing the mucosal, enteric, respiratory and reproductive systems. The diseases and disorders it covers include immunodepressive diseases and immune evasion, autoimmune diseases, and tumors of the immune system. Practical aspects of vaccination are examined as well. Extensive appendices summarize resources for scientists including cell lines, inbred chicken lines, cytokines, chemokines, and monoclonal antibodies. The world-wide importance of poultry protein for the human diet, as well as the threat of avian influenza pandemics like H5N1 and heavy reliance on vaccination to protect commercial flocks makes this book a vital resource. This book provides crucial information not only for poultry health professionals and avian biologists, but also for comparative and veterinary immunologists, graduate students and veterinary students with an interest in avian immunology. With contributions from 33 of the foremost international experts in the field, this book provides the most up-to-date review of avian immunology so far Contains a detailed description of the avian innate immune system reviewing constitutive barriers, chemical and cellular responses; it includes a comprehensive review of avian Toll-like receptors Contains a wide-ranging review of the "ecoimmunology" of free-living avian species, as applied to studies of population dynamics, and reviews methods and resources available for carrying out such research

Journal of reproductive immunology

Journal of reproductive immunology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4933549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Immunological Aspects of Reproduction in Mammals

Immunological Aspects of Reproduction in Mammals
Author: D. B. Crighton
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN 10: 1483162958
ISBN 13: 9781483162959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunological Aspects of Reproduction in Mammals Book Review:

Immunological Aspects of Reproduction in Mammals contains papers presented during a symposium at the University of Nottingham Easter School. The scholarly presentations provide a wealth of information on the field of reproductive immunology and indicate just how complex this field is and how many questions still remain to be answered. The book begins with reviews of the current status of the complexities and uncertainties of the cellular basis of the immune response and the structure and function of antibodies. This is followed by separate chapters on the assessment and interpretation of the phenomena surrounding autoimmune and isoimmune reactions to spermatozoa; advances in defining the distribution and degree of exposure of major histocompatibility antigens; the reproductive immunology of the mouse, horse, and sheep; and fetal and neonatal immunity. Subsequent chapters present studies of immunization of several species with either the hypothalamic hormone LH-RH, pituitary gonadotrophins, or ovarian steroids; and studies directed towards efforts to enhance animal production by either active or passive immunization of female farm animals against steroid hormones. This book will be a valuable reference text for those already involved in the field and a stimulus for others to enter this complex and fascinating area of research.

Reproductive Immunology 1986

Reproductive Immunology 1986
Author: David Alexander Clark,B. Anne Croy
Publsiher: Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier Science Publishers ; New York : Sole distributors for the USA and Canada, Elsevier Science Pub.
Total Pages: 310
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011648261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Immunology of Human Reproduction

The Immunology of Human Reproduction
Author: Isaac T. Manyonda
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2006-01-13
ISBN 10: 9780203488607
ISBN 13: 0203488601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Immunology of Human Reproduction Book Review:

Understanding immunology is increasingly important in obstetrics and gynecology. Written primarily to meet the needs of practicing obstetricians and gynecologists, this book explores the role of immunological processes in reproduction. It presents immunologic concepts and illustrates important points with examples familiar to the clinician. The book is organized into four sections that explore the fundamentals of the immune system, the immunological paradox of pregnancy, clinical applications of immunology in obstetric and gynecologic practice, and immunopathology in obstetric and gynecologic practice. Written mainly for practicing obstetricians and gynecologists, the research results cited in the book are based on human experimentation. Fully illustrated with clear schematic drawings that highlight important concepts and processes, The Immunology of Human Reproduction gives readers an essential overview of immunology as it relates to human reproduction.

Immune Interactions during the Reproductive Cycle

Immune Interactions during the Reproductive Cycle
Author: Sinuhe Hahn,Stavros Giaglis
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-07-03
ISBN 10: 2889195643
ISBN 13: 9782889195640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immune Interactions during the Reproductive Cycle Book Review:

Mammalian pregnancy represents a unique immunological riddle in that the mother does not reject her allogeneic fetus. In part this is largely due to a general sequestration or diminution of T cell activity, and an increased involvement of the innate immune system. The field of immunology is concerned primarily with how innate and adaptive mechanisms collaborate to protect vertebrates from infection. Although many cellular and molecular actors have evidently important roles, antibodies and lymphocytes are considered to be the principal players. Yet despite their importance, it would be definitely simplistic to conclude that they are solely essential for immunity overall. A major distinction between adaptive and innate immunity is the spontaneity of the innate immune response, which utilizes an already pre-existing but limited repertoire of responding modules. The slower onset of adaptive immunity compensates by its ability to recognize a much broader repertory of foreign substances, and also by its power to constantly improve during a response, whereas innate immunity remains relatively unaffected. The interactions between the reproductive system and the immune system are of particular interest, since the reproductive system is unique in that its primary role is to assure the continuity of the species, while the immune system provides internal protection and thus facilitates continued health and survival. The modus operandi of these two morphologically diffuse systems involves widely distributed chemical signals in response to environmental input, and both systems must interact for the normal functioning of each. Furthermore, dysregulation of normal physiological interactions between the reproductive and immune systems can lead to severe pregnancy-related disorders or complications. On the other hand, by ameliorating auto-inflammatory conditions such as MS and RA, pregnancy may provide a unique insight into novel immune modulatory strategies. The scientific focus on reproductive–immune research has historically provided substantial insight into the interface between these two physiological systems. A translational research approach would involve a tight interaction between diverse scientific and clinical disciplines including immunology, obstetrics, haematology, haemostasis and endocrinology. With so much recent progress in the field, we believe that it is valuable and well-timed to review the broad variety of the relevant physiologic and pathologic aspects – from menstruation to fertilization and implantation, and from placentation and pregnancy per se to the post partum condition - in which the immune system takes part. We are looking forward to a wide and vivid discussion of these and related issues, and we sincerely expect that our readers profoundly benefit from new exciting insights and fruitful collaborations.

Immunology of Pregnancy

Immunology of Pregnancy
Author: Gil Mor
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2007-12-27
ISBN 10: 0387349448
ISBN 13: 9780387349442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunology of Pregnancy Book Review:

This book covers in detail contemporary hypotheses and studies related to the immunology of implantation and provides a practical approach for the application of basic reproductive immunology research to pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia, pre-term labor and IUGR. Provides complete and up to date review of current knowledge of the role of the immune system during pregnancy and the interactions between the placenta and the maternal immune system.

Veterinary Reproductive Immunology

Veterinary Reproductive Immunology
Author: Juan G. Maldonado-Estrada,Fuller Warren Bazer,Dariusz Jan Skarzynski
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-14
ISBN 10: 2889743926
ISBN 13: 9782889743926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Crafting Immunity

Crafting Immunity
Author: Jennifer Keelan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 1351947893
ISBN 13: 9781351947893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crafting Immunity Book Review:

Immunity is as old as illness itself, yet historians have only just begun to take up the challenge of reconstructing the modern transformation of attempts to protect against disease. Crafting Immunity assembles in one volume the most recent efforts of an international group of scholars to place the diverse practices of immunity in their historical contexts. It is this diversity that provides the book with its greatest source of strength. Collectively, the papers in this volume suggest that it was the craft-like, small-scale, and local conditions of clinical medicine that turned the immunity of individuals and populations into biomedical objects. That is to say, the modern conception of immunity was at least as much the product of the work of healing as it was the systematic result of discoveries about the immune system. Working outside the narrow confines of laboratory histories, Crafting Immunity is the first attempt to set the problems of immunity into a variety of social, technological, institutional and intellectual contexts. It will appeal not only to historians and sociologists of health, but also to social and cultural historians interested in the biomedical creation of modern health regimens.

Is Your Body Baby Friendly

Is Your Body Baby Friendly
Author: Alan E. Beer,Julia Kantecki,Jane Reed
Publsiher: Ajr Pub Llc
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780978507800
ISBN 13: 0978507800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is Your Body Baby Friendly Book Review:

According to this reference from a leading authority who has worked with more than 7,000 couples, women who have experienced difficulty conceiving or multiple miscarriages may be suffering from treatable dysfunctions of their immune systems. Providing details that are both technical and accessible, this book explains how chemical therapy can temporarily regulate immune responses that might otherwise unleash natural killer cells. Sections cover the most common and adverse immune problems, including tissue compatibility, blood clotting defects, and antibodies that fight sperm, fetal cells, hormones, and neurotransmitters, and also outline clinical protocol for comprehensive immune testing. The discussion incorporates the author's own dramatic account of his clinical breakthroughs, the rejection of his ideas by mainstream medical practitioners, and his research showing that failed in vitro fertilization (IVF), infertility, and repeated miscarriages are often the result of abnormal immune reactions.

Immune Infertility

Immune Infertility
Author: Walter K.H. Krause,Rajesh K. Naz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2016-11-02
ISBN 10: 3319407880
ISBN 13: 9783319407883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immune Infertility Book Review:

This book offers comprehensive coverage of both basic and clinical aspects of immune reactions responsible for infertility. It has four sections focusing on Sperm antigens, Antisperm antibodies (ASAs), Clinical impact of ASAs, and Immune contraception, and include contributions from leading experts in these fields. This new edition of the book offers a comprehensive update that reflects the very significant advances in reproductive immunology that have been achieved over the past five years, especially related to the sperm proteome, sperm-egg binding/fusion proteins, gene knockout studies, and immunocontraception. Reproductive immunology continues to be a fast-growing discipline in which new knowledge is emerging almost every day. Immune Infertility is a model source of vital and reliable information on the latest scientific developments in the field. It will be of value for clinicians, scientists, students, residents, and fellows working in reproductive biology, obstetrics and gynecology, and urology.

Immunoendocrinology Scientific and Clinical Aspects

Immunoendocrinology  Scientific and Clinical Aspects
Author: George S. Eisenbarth
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 579
Release: 2010-12-13
ISBN 10: 1603274782
ISBN 13: 9781603274784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immunoendocrinology Scientific and Clinical Aspects Book Review:

Immunoendocrinology is a rapidly developing field of research that seeks to understand the intersection of the immune and endocrine systems. Immunoendocrinology: Scientific and Clinical Aspects explores in detail the current knowledge of immunoendocrinology, namely endocrine disorders produced by disorders of immune function. Chapters cover both basic pathophysiology informed by studies of animal models as well as current understanding of multiple related clinical diseases—their pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapy. Immunoendocrinology: Scientific and Clinical Aspects captures the central role of immunoendocrinologic processes in the pathogenesis of not only type 1 diabetes but in a range of other autoimmune and endocrine disorders.

An Introduction to Male Reproductive Medicine

An Introduction to Male Reproductive Medicine
Author: Craig Niederberger
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-03-24
ISBN 10: 1139493930
ISBN 13: 9781139493932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Male Reproductive Medicine Book Review:

An Introduction to Male Reproductive Medicine is written specifically for readers seeking entry into this fast-moving, complex specialty with a solid understanding of the subject. The first chapters cover the anatomy and physiology, clinical evaluation, surgery, medicine, genetics and laboratory testing involved in the current evaluation and treatment of the infertile male, and the final chapter describes the interaction of the field with female reproductive medicine. Throughout the book, references are directly made to the fourth edition of the major text in the specialty, Infertility in the Male, edited by Larry Lipshultz, Stuart Howards and Craig Niederberger, allowing readers to expand their understanding of specific areas where desired. Each chapter is written by a well-renowned expert in an easy to follow, informal style, making the text ideal for students, residents and general physicians who are seeking to increase their general knowledge of the field.