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  1. Content type: Research

    Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A2 (PAPP-A2) is consistently upregulated in the placentae of pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction. The causes and significance of this upregu...

    Authors: Julian K. Christians, Kendra I. Lennie, Maria F. Huicochea Munoz and Nimrat Binning

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:58

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    Spermatogenesis in most mammals (including human and rat) occurs at ~ 3 °C lower than body temperature in a scrotum and fails rapidly at 37 °C inside the abdomen. The present study investigates the heat-sensit...

    Authors: Santosh K. Yadav, Aastha Pandey, Lokesh Kumar, Archana Devi, Bhavana Kushwaha, Rahul Vishvkarma, Jagdamba P. Maikhuri, Singh Rajender and Gopal Gupta

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:56

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  3. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of Tumor Dissociation Enzyme (TDE) on the viability of follicles after digestion of fresh and cryopreserved ovarian cortex fragments (OCFs).

    Authors: Viola Maria Schmidt, Vladimir Isachenko, Gunter Rappl, Gohar Rahimi, Bettina Hanstein, Bernd Morgenstern, Peter Mallmann and Evgenia Isachenko

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:57

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  4. Content type: Research

    Serum leptin levels are augmented in obese infertile men and in men with azoospermia. They also correlate inversely with sperm concentration, motility and normal forms. The mechanisms underlying the adverse ef...

    Authors: Xiaotong Wang, Xiaoke Zhang, Lian Hu and Honggang Li

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:55

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  5. Content type: Research

    Previous studies have shown that androgens, in addition to serving as precursors for ovarian estrogen synthesis, also have a fundamental role in primate ovarian follicular development by augmentation of FSH re...

    Authors: Jigal Haas, Rawad Bassil, Noa Gonen, Jim Meriano, Andrea Jurisicova and Robert F. Casper

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:54

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  6. Content type: Research

    Oral progestin has recently been used to prevent premature LH surges in ovarian stimulation, and this progestin-primed ovarian stimulation (PPOS) is effective and safe in patients with different ovarian reserv...

    Authors: Hongjuan Ye, Hui Tian, Wen He, Qifeng Lyu, Yanping Kuang, Qiuju Chen and Lihua Sun

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:53

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  7. Content type: Short communication

    Retinoids (retinol and its derivatives) are required for the development and maintenance of normal physiological functions of the ovary. However, the mechanisms underlying the regulation of ovarian retinoid ho...

    Authors: Zhuo Liu, Yongfeng Sun, Yanwen Jiang, Yuqiang Qian, Shuxiong Chen, Shan Gao, Lu Chen, Chunjin Li and Xu Zhou

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:52

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  8. Content type: Research

    Puberty is the period during a female mammal’s life when it enters estrus and ovulates for the first time; this indicates that a mammal is capable of reproduction. The onset of puberty is a complex and tightly...

    Authors: Jing Ye, Zhiqiu Yao, Wenyu Si, Xiaoxiao Gao, Chen Yang, Ya Liu, Jianping Ding, Weiping Huang, Fugui Fang and Jie Zhou

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:51

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  9. Content type: Research

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex genetic disease with multifarious phenotypes. Many researches use dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) to induce PCOS in pubertal mouse models. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Ya-Li Yang, Li-Feng Sun, Yan Yu, Tian-Xia Xiao, Bao-Bei Wang, Pei-Gen Ren, Hui-Ru Tang and Jian V. Zhang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:50

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  10. Content type: Research

    Male factor infertility is quite common as 30–50% of infertility cases are due to sperm defects. The high sperm DNA fragmentation is one of the causes of male factor infertility. Many factors cause sperm DNA f...

    Authors: Basmah Al Omrani, Nadia Al Eisa, Murid Javed, Maher Al Ghedan, Hamoud Al Matrafi and Hamad Al Sufyan

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:49

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  11. Content type: Research

    Pelvic endometriosis (EM) and adenomyosis (AM) have different effects on the fallopian tube. This study aimed to assess the transport capability of the fallopian tube in women with pelvic EM or AM.

    Authors: Wei Xia, Duo Zhang, Jing Ouyang, Yan Liang, Huiyu Zhang, Zhen Huang, Guiling Liang, Qian Zhu, Xiaoming Guan and Jian Zhang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:48

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  12. Content type: Research

    MicroRNAs (MiR) may promote fibroid development via altered expression of genes involved in cell proliferation and ECM formation, and evidence supports aberrant expression of MicroRNA (MiR) 21a-5p in fibroids....

    Authors: Eden R. Cardozo, Rosemary Foster, Anatte E. Karmon, Amy E. Lee, Leah W. Gatune, Bo R. Rueda and Aaron K. Styer

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:46

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  13. Content type: Research

    Stray dogs are the reservoirs and carriers of rabies and are definitive hosts of echinococcosis. To control the overpopulation of stray dogs, zona pellucida 3 (ZP3), a primary receptor for sperm, is a potentia...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Yijie Li, Beibei Zhang and Fuchun Zhang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:47

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  14. Content type: Review

    Besides being a risk factor for multiple metabolic disorders, obesity could affect female reproduction. While increased adiposity is associated with hormonal changes that could disrupt the function of the hypo...

    Authors: Michelle Goldsammler, Zaher Merhi and Erkan Buyuk

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:45

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  15. Content type: Research

    LepR tyrosine site mutation mice (Y123F) exhibit decreased serum E2 levels, immature reproductive organs, infertility as well as metabolic abnormalities. Although the actions of leptin and lepR in the control ...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Tu, Miao Liu, Jianan Tang, Yu Zhang, Yan Shi, Lin Yu and Zhaogui Sun

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:44

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  16. Content type: Review

    Infertility in mammalian females has been a challenge in reproductive medicine. The causes of female infertility include anovulation, ovulated oocyte defects, abnormal fertilization, and insufficient luteal su...

    Authors: Jean Damascene Niringiyumukiza, Hongcai Cai and Wenpei Xiang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:43

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  17. Content type: Research

    The sensitivity and specificity of non-invasive diagnostic methods for endometriosis, especially at early stages, are not optimal. The clinical diagnostic indicator cancer antigen 125 (CA125) performs poorly i...

    Authors: Jingjie Li, Lihuan Guan, Huizhen Zhang, Yue Gao, Jiahong Sun, Xiao Gong, Dongshun Li, Pan Chen, Xiaoyan Liang, Min Huang and Huichang Bi

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:42

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  18. Content type: Review

    The ‘omics’ approach for a noninvasive diagnosis of male reproductive system disorders has gained momentum during the last decade, particularly from a screening and prognosis point of view. Due to the rapid de...

    Authors: Luna Samanta, Rajeshwari Parida, Tania R. Dias and Ashok Agarwal

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:41

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  19. Content type: Research

    Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) belonging to a family of biologically active fatty acids (FA), which are known to have numerous health benefits. N-3 PUFAs affect reproduct...

    Authors: Virginie Maillard, Alice Desmarchais, Maeva Durcin, Svetlana Uzbekova and Sebastien Elis

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:40

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  20. Content type: Research

    Hatching is crucial for mammalian embryo implantation, since difficulties during this process can lead to implantation failure, ectopic pregnancy and consequent infertility. Despite years of intensive research...

    Authors: Shaoquan Zhan, Shanbo Cao, Hongzi Du, Yuan Sun, Li Li, Chenhui Ding, Haiyan Zheng and Junjiu Huang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:39

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  21. Content type: Research

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder determined by polygenic traits as well as environmental factors. Lower vitamin D levels have been detected in PCOS women and related to hormone a...

    Authors: Betânia Rodrigues Santos, Sheila Bunecker Lecke and Poli Mara Spritzer

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:38

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  22. Content type: Research

    GnRH is the master molecule of reproduction that is influenced by several intrinsic and extrinsic factors such as neurotransmitters and neuropeptides. Any alteration in these regulatory loops may result in rep...

    Authors: Nirja Chaudhari, Mitali Dawalbhakta and Laxmipriya Nampoothiri

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:37

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  23. Content type: Research

    Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to suffer from obesity, insulin resistance, and chronic low-grade inflammation. In fact, the excessive activation of monocytes exacerbates oxidative stress ...

    Authors: Akin Usta, Eyup Avci, Cagla Bahar Bulbul, Hasan Kadi and Ertan Adali

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:34

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  24. Content type: Research

    Allopregnanolone is a neurosteroid synthesized in the central nervous system independently of steroidogenic glands; it influences sexual behavior and anxiety. The aim of this work is to evaluate the indirect e...

    Authors: Joana Antonela Asensio, Antonella Rosario Ramona Cáceres, Laura Tatiana Pelegrina, María de los Ángeles Sanhueza, Leopoldina Scotti, Fernanda Parborell and Myriam Raquel Laconi

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:35

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  25. Content type: Research

    Overweight/obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk of subfertility and complications of pregnancy, compared with normal-weight women. To implement controlled ovarian hyperstimul...

    Authors: Rui Chen, Shiping Chen, Manting Liu, Hua He, Haiyan Xu, Hanyan Liu, Hongzi Du, Weihua Wang, Xuefeng Xia and Jianqiao Liu

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:36

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