Comparative Aspects of Reproductive Aging between the Mare and Woman
Reproduction, Fertility and Development Special Issue Volume 27, Number 6Edited by:
This collection provides a valuable resource to those working in the field of fertility and maternal age.
This special issue is comprised of 12 original research or review contributions submitted by speakers at the Havemeyer Symposium, 'Comparative Aspects of Reproductive Aging between the Mare and Woman', held at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, in October 2014. + Full description
The objective of the symposium, sponsored by the Dorothy Russel Havemeyer Foundation, was to stimulate research collaborations and discussions in the area of maternal aging. Topics covered include an overview of reproductive aging from a species perspective, comparative aspects of reproductive aging in the mare and women, ovarian function as a regulator of fertility changes observed with age, maternal effects on oocyte quality and embryogenesis, the relationship between cumulus cells and oocyte quality in young and aged mares, cytoskeletal components of reduced competence with maternal age, alternative in vitro models to study the effect of age on the oocyte, and mitochondrial function, dysfunction and potential treatment of such dysfunction.
These manuscripts provide a collection of up-to-date information regarding the loss of fertility with female age, with a focus on the oocyte as the nexus of these reproductive shortcomings. This collection provides a valuable resource to those working in the field of fertility and maternal age, and highlights the many advantages of using the mare as a model for reproduction at advanced maternal age in women.
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DetailsPaperback | August 2015 | $ 75.00
ISBN: RD27/06 | 118 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing