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This SpringerBrief provides a concise summary on the chemistry and function of murine pheromones in reproduction. It discusses mechanisms of action as well as the applicability of these mechanisms to humans. The image of pheromones is usually some invisible mysterious chemicals that make people attracted to the opposite sex. However, pheromones have many functions and one that perhaps is not well known yet is that they affect the reproductive status of others. Males' pheromones stimulate females' reproductive status and vice versa. Primer Effects by Murine Pheromone Signaling will present studies on male mice which is rarely covered and will also discuss trans-generational influences of pheromones. The book addresses Professors, researchers and students working in animal neurochemistry, chemical signaling and reproductive medicine.
Ch.1. Introduction - Influence of pheromones
Ch.2. Findings in the early days
Ch.3. Identification of the pheromones (H.A.Soini & M.V.Novotny)
Ch.4. New primer effects on sperm
Ch.5. A new primer effect on neurogenesis
Ch.6. Identification of pheromones
Ch.7. Pheromones and hormones
Ch.8. Another new primer effect on females
Ch.9. Trans-generational influence of pheromone
Ch.10. Future possibilities
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