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Title New mechanisms for tissue-selective estrogen-free contraception / H.B. Croxatto [and others], editors
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2005]
©2005
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 261 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Ernst Schering Research Foundation workshop, 0947-6075 ; 52
Ernst Schering Research Foundation workshop ; 52. 0947-6075
Contents Progesterone Receptors and Opportunities for Contraception -- Reproductive Tissue-Selective Actions of Progesterone Receptors -- The Progesterone Receptor/Estradiol Receptor Association and the Progestin-Triggered S-Phase Entry -- Endometrial Morphology and Progestogens -- Role of Progesterone in the Structural and Biochemical Remodeling of the Primate Endometrium -- Effects of Progestogens on Endometrial Maturation in the Implantation Phase -- Gene Expression During the Implantation Window: Microarray Analysis of Human Endometrial Samples -- Role of EBAF/Lefty in Implantation and Uterine Bleeding -- Mechanisms Underlying Menstrual Bleeding Disturbances with Progestogens -- Human Endocervical Mucins -- Fallopian Tube Physiology: Preliminaries to Monospermic Fertilization and Cellular Events Postfertilization
Summary Combined oral contraceptives are the most convenient and accepted method of hormonal contraception. Nevertheless, the medical community and consumers constantly demand innovation, additional benefits during use and lower hormonal load despite the high safety profile of available products. At the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop 52, new perspectives and mechanisms for tissue-selective, estrogen-free contraception were discussed. The aim of the workshop was to bring together experts in the field of molecular and pharmacodynamic action of progestins with clinicians and medical experts to discuss potential medical endpoints, physiological reactions and (bio)marker useful describing the tissue selectivity and the contraceptive action of new progestins in different target organs. A major factor for successful realization of these new concepts is a deeper understanding of local pharmacological responses to progestins in general and to new progestins in particular
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Contraceptives.
Progestins -- pharmacology.
Receptors, Progesterone -- physiology.
Contraceptive Agents, Female -- pharmacology.
Endometrium -- drug effects.
Genre/Form Congress.
Form Electronic book
Author Croxatto, H. B. (Horacio B.)
LC no. 2004111707
ISBN 3540230890 (alk. paper)
3540271473
6610744084
9783540230892 (alk. paper)
9783540271475
9786610744084
(alk. paper)