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  1. Content type: Review

    There is clear evidence for intraluteal production of prostaglandins (PGs) in numerous species and under a variety of experimental conditions. In general, secretion of PGs appears to be elevated in the early c...

    Authors: Milo C Wiltbank and Joseph S Ottobre

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:91

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  2. Content type: Review

    The synthesis of progesterone by the corpus luteum is essential for the establishment and maintenance of early pregnancy. Regulation of luteal steroidogenesis can be broken down into three major events; lutein...

    Authors: Lane K Christenson and Luigi Devoto

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:90

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  3. Content type: Review

    The cyclic nature of the capillary bed in the corpus luteum offers a unique experimental model to examine the life cycle of endothelial cells, involving discrete physiologically regulated steps of angiogenesis...

    Authors: John S Davis, Bo R Rueda and Katherina Spanel-Borowski

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:89

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  4. Content type: Review

    The corpus luteum (CL) is a site of intense angiogenesis. Within a short period, this is followed either by controlled regression of the microvascular tree in the non-fertile cycle, or maintenance and stabilis...

    Authors: Hamish M Fraser and Christine Wulff

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:88

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  5. Content type: Review

    The corpus luteum is a unique organ, which is transitory in nature. The development, maintenance and regression of the corpus luteum are regulated by endocrine, paracrine and autocrine signaling events. Defini...

    Authors: Luiz E Henkes, John S Davis and Bo R Rueda

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:87

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  6. Content type: Research

    The matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their endogenous inhibitors, tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs), may mediate the dramatic structural and functional changes in the corpus luteum (CL) over ...

    Authors: Bo Zhang, Marsha A Moses and Paul CW Tsang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:85

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  7. Content type: Review

    Cloning mammals by nuclear transfer is a powerful technique that is quickly advancing the development of genetically defined animal models. However, the overall efficiency of nuclear transfer is still very low...

    Authors: Xuemei Li, Ziyi Li, Alice Jouneau, Qi Zhou and Jean-Paul Renard

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:84

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  8. Content type: Review

    Nuclear transfer (NT) is a procedure by which genetically identical individuals can be created. The technology of pig somatic NT, including in vitro maturation of oocytes, isolation and treatment of donor cell...

    Authors: Liangxue Lai and Randall S Prather

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:82

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  9. Content type: Research

    Phage integrases catalyze site-specific, unidirectional recombination between two short att recognition sites. Recombination results in integration when the att sites are present on two different DNA molecules an...

    Authors: Roger P Hollis, Stephanie M Stoll, Christopher R Sclimenti, Jennifer Lin, Yanru Chen-Tsai and Michele P Calos

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:79

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  10. Content type: Research

    Oocyte cortical granules are important in the fertilization of numerous species including mammals. Relatively little is known about the composition, migration, and pre-fertilization release of mammalian oocyte...

    Authors: Min Liu, DeAndrea Sims, Patricia Calarco and Prue Talbot

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:77

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  11. Content type: Research

    The antiestrogen ICI 182,780 has been used successfully as an alternative experimental model for the study of estrogen action in the rodent adult male reproductive tract. Although ICI 182,780 causes severe alt...

    Authors: Cleida A Oliveira, Rong Nie, Kay Carnes, Luiz R Franca, Gail S Prins, Philippa TK Saunders and Rex A Hess

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:75

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  12. Content type: Research

    Turkey reproduction is by artificial insemination using pooled semen so there is interest in storing semen. Fertilizing capacity declines after six hours storage, possibly due to poor sperm mobility. Prostagla...

    Authors: Jessica H Kennedy, Nancy Korn and Ronald J Thurston

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:74

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  13. Content type: Review

    Ovarian carcinoma (OCa) continues to be the leading cause of death due to gynecologic malignancies and the vast majority of OCa is derived from the ovarian surface epithelium (OSE) and its cystic derivatives. ...

    Authors: Shuk-Mei Ho

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:73

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  14. Content type: Review

    Mutations within the BRCA1 tumor suppressor gene occur frequently in familial epithelial ovarian carcinomas but they are a rare event in the much more prevalent sporadic form of the disease. However, decreased...

    Authors: Marcia L McCoy, Christopher R Mueller and Calvin D Roskelley

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:72

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  15. Content type: Review

    Ovarian cancer represents the most lethal of the gynecological neoplasms. The molecular and genetic events associated with early ovarian oncogenesis are still largely unknown, thus contributing to the lack of ...

    Authors: Dusica Cvetkovic

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:68

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  16. Content type: Review

    Ovarian cancer is the most lethal of all of the gynecological cancers and can arise from any cell type of the ovary, including germ cells, granulosa or stromal cells. However, the majority of ovarian cancers a...

    Authors: Barbara C Vanderhyden, Tanya J Shaw and Jean-François Ethier

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:67

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  17. Content type: Review

    Ovarian cancer is among the most lethal of all malignancies in women. While chemotherapy is the preferred treatment modality, chemoresistance severely limits treatment success. Recent evidence suggests that de...

    Authors: Michael Fraser, Brendan Leung, Arezu Jahani-Asl, Xiaojuan Yan, Winston E Thompson and Benjamin K Tsang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:66

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  18. Content type: Review

    The expression of GnRH (GnRH-I, LHRH) and its receptor as a part of an autocrine regulatory system of cell proliferation has been demonstrated in a number of human malignant tumors, including cancers of the ov...

    Authors: Carsten Gründker and Günter Emons

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:65

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  19. Content type: Research

    Sugar moieties of gonadotropins play no primary role in receptor binding but they strongly affect their circulatory half-life and consequently their in vivo biopotencies. In order to relate more precisely hepatic...

    Authors: Danièle Klett, Serge Bernard, François Lecompte, Hervé Leroux, Thierry Magallon, Alain Locatelli, Alain Lepape and Yves Combarnous

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:64

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  20. Content type: Research

    These data compare the efficacy and safety of highly purified human-derived follicle-stimulating hormone (Bravelle(R)) and recombinant follitropin-β (Follistim(R)) in women undergoing in vitro fertilization.

    Authors: Richard P Dickey, John E Nichols, Michael P Steinkampf, Benjamin Gocial, Melvin Thornton, Bobby W Webster, Sandra M Bello, Jack Crain and Dennis C Marshall

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:63

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  21. Content type: Research

    Gap junctions increase in size and abundance coincident with parturition, forming an intercellular communication network that permits the uterus to develop the forceful, coordinated contractions necessary for ...

    Authors: Rita K Loch-Caruso, Kay A Criswell, Carmen M Grindatti and Kelly A Brant

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:62

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  22. Content type: Research

    The effects on spontaneous ovulation associated with the unilateral or bilateral sectioning of the superior ovarian nerves (SON) were analyzed in guinea pigs at different time intervals of the estrous cycle. D...

    Authors: F Luna, M Cortés, M Flores, B Hernández, A Trujillo and R Domínguez

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:61

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  23. Content type: Research

    We recently showed that interleukin-1 (IL-1) is secreted by the placenta of a species of squamate reptile, the three-toed skink, Chalcides chalcides. In this study, we used immunohistochemical techniques to inves...

    Authors: Roberta Romagnoli, Chiara Cateni, Fabio M Guarino, Elisa Bigliardi and Luana Ricci Paulesu

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:60

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  24. Content type: Research

    During rat estrous cycle, the endometrium proliferates in response to sex steroids and specific endometrial epithelial cells undergo apoptosis in absence of embryonic factors. The central executioner of apopto...

    Authors: Valerie Leblanc, Marie-Claude Dery, Carl Shooner and Eric Asselin

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:59

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  25. Content type: Research

    In sheep, the uterus produces luteolytic pulses of prostaglandin F (PGF) on Days 15 to 16 of estrous cycle to regress the corpus luteum (CL). These PGF pulses are produced by the endometrial lumenal epithelium ...

    Authors: Seokwoon Kim, Youngsok Choi, Thomas E Spencer and Fuller W Bazer

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:58

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  26. Content type: Research

    Estrogen receptors (ER) have important physiological roles in both the female and male reproductive systems. Previous studies using the estrogen receptor-α knockout mouse (αERKO) or antiestrogen treatment in a...

    Authors: Hyun Wook Cho, Rong Nie, Kay Carnes, Qing Zhou, Noaman AQ Sharief and Rex A Hess

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:57

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  27. Content type: Research

    Oocyte control of granulosa and theca cell function may be mediated by several growth factors via a local feedback loop(s) between these cell types. This study examined both the role of oocyte-secreted factors...

    Authors: Victoria Brankin, Marcus RP Mitchell, Bob Webb and Morag G Hunter

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:55

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  28. Content type: Research

    The Sperm Adhesion Molecule 1 (SPAM1) is an important sperm surface hyaluronidase with at least three functions in mammalian fertilization. Previously our laboratory reported that in the mouse, in addition to ...

    Authors: Eric A Evans, Hong Zhang and Patricia A Martin-DeLeon

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:54

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  29. Content type: Research

    CatSper1 and CatSper2 are two recently identified channel-like proteins, which show sperm specific expression patterns. Through targeted mutagenesis in the mouse, CatSper1 has been shown to be required for fer...

    Authors: Anna Lobley, Valerie Pierron, Lindsey Reynolds, Liz Allen and David Michalovich

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:53

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  30. Content type: Review

    Testosterone and estrogen are no longer considered male only and female only hormones. Both hormones are important in both sexes. It was known as early as the 1930's that developmental exposure to a high dose ...

    Authors: Rex A Hess

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:52

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  31. Content type: Research

    To investigate the possible role of nitric oxide (NO) produced locally or intramurally in the quiescence of the pregnant myometrium, nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity was measured in samples from first trim...

    Authors: J Al-Hijji, Ellika Andolf, Ricardo Laurini and Satish Batra

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:51

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  32. Content type: Research

    Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), a member of gonadotropin family, is critical for follicular maturation and ovarian steroidogenesis. Serum FSH levels are known to fluctuate during different phases of menstr...

    Authors: Alan A Arslan, Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Annekatrin Lukanova, Sabina Rinaldi, Rudolf Kaaks and Paolo Toniolo

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:49

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  33. Content type: Research

    The number and type of testicular germ cells undergoing apoptosis in different age groups of mice (from 7 to 360 days of age) was determined and compared in age-matched wild type (WT) control and in a transgen...

    Authors: D Antony Jeyaraj, Gail Grossman and Peter Petrusz

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:48

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  34. Content type: Research

    Molecular and intra-cellular mechanisms involved in the regulation of apoptosis processes in endometrial cells are poorly understood and documented. We have investigated the possibility that Akt survival pathw...

    Authors: Marie-Claude Dery, Valerie Leblanc, Carl Shooner and Eric Asselin

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:47

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  35. Content type: Research

    Distinct luteinizing hormone receptor (LHR) protein variants exist due to the posttranslational modifications. Besides ovaries, LHR immunoreactivity (LHRI) was also found in other tissues, such as the brain, f...

    Authors: Antonin Bukovsky, Korakod Indrapichate, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Maria Cekanova, Maria E Ayala, Roberto Dominguez, Michael R Caudle, Jay Wimalsena, Robert F Elder, Pleas Copas, James S Foster, Romaine I Fernando, Donald C Henley and Nirmala B Upadhyaya

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:46

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  36. Content type: Research

    The possibility to predict the ability of a germ cell to properly sustain embryo development in vitro or in vivo as early as possible is undoubtedly the main problem of reproductive technologies. To date, only...

    Authors: Pia Lucidi, Nicola Bernabò, Maura Turriani, Barbara Barboni and Mauro Mattioli

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:45

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