13. Proteomics in Animal Reproduction and Breeding

  1. P. David Eckersall2 and
  2. Phillip D. Whitfield3
  1. Divyaswetha Peddinti,
  2. Erdogan Memili and
  3. Shane C. Burgess

Published Online: 5 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960660.ch13

Methods in Animal Proteomics

Methods in Animal Proteomics

How to Cite

Peddinti, D., Memili, E. and Burgess, S. C. (2011) Proteomics in Animal Reproduction and Breeding, in Methods in Animal Proteomics (eds P. D. Eckersall and P. D. Whitfield), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470960660.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Glasgow, UK

  2. 3

    University of the Highlands and Islands, UK

Author Information

  1. Mississippi State University, MS, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813817910

Online ISBN: 9780470960660



  • proteomics, in animal reproduction and breeding - molecular mechanisms of reproduction;
  • high-throughput DNA - and mRNA analyses, emphasizing gene transcription;
  • proteomics, understanding - mammalian oocyte, spermatozoon and embryo;
  • 2D PAGE and 2D DIGE - information for individual protein identification and quantification;
  • proteomics and female fertility - and oocyte development and maturation;
  • reductionist approaches, of oocyte maturation - and coordinated action of protein kinases;
  • reductionist approaches - in identifying proteins in oocyte–CC communication;
  • sperm–oocyte plasma membrane binding and fusion - successful sperm–oocyte interactions, for in vivo fertilization;
  • better understanding of oocyte meiotic maturation - MII arrest, capacitation, sperm–oocyte binding and fusion


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Proteomics

  • Proteomics and Female Fertility

  • Proteomics and Male Fertility

  • Sperm - Oocyte Plasma Membrane Binding and Fusion

  • Biomarkers

  • Conclusions

  • References