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  1. Content type: Research

    Ovulation and luteinization of follicles are complex biological processes initiated by the preovulatory luteinizing hormone surge. The objective of this study was to identify genes that are differentially expr...

    Authors: Jacques G. Lussier, Mame N. Diouf, Valérie Lévesque, Jean Sirois and Kalidou Ndiaye

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:88

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    Miscarriage is a common complication in pregnancy and there is still a lack of biomarkers usable in asymptomatic patients before the event occurs. Periostin (PER), whose levels rise particularly during injury ...

    Authors: A. Freis, J. Schlegel, R. J. Kuon, A. Doster, J. Jauckus, T. Strowitzki and A. Germeyer

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:87

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  3. Content type: Research

    Proper expression of key reproductive hormones from gonadotrope cells of the pituitary is required for pubertal onset and reproduction. To further our understanding of the molecular events taking place during ...

    Authors: Huimin Xie, Hanne M. Hoffmann, Anita K. Iyer, Melissa J. Brayman, Cindy Ngo, Mary Jean Sunshine and Pamela L. Mellon

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:86

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  4. Content type: Research

    Recently, an effective testis culture method using a gas-liquid interphase, capable of differentiate male germ cells from neonatal spermatogonia to spermatozoa has been developed. Nevertheless, this methodolog...

    Authors: J. Isoler-Alcaraz, D. Fernández-Pérez, E. Larriba and J. del Mazo

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:85

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  5. Content type: Review

    Decidualization is an intricate biological process where extensive morphological, functional, and genetic changes take place in endometrial stromal cells to support the development of an implanting blastocyst....

    Authors: Nan Ni and Qinglei Li

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:84

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  6. Content type: Research

    Approximately half of recurrent miscarriages have unexplained etiology. Recent evidences suggest that cytokines are important determinants in pregnancy maintenance and as such, cytokine gene polymorphisms, whi...

    Authors: Jianting Ma, Xingguang Zhang, Gang He and Chunlin Yang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:83

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  7. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1] it was noted that the caption of Table two was incorrect. This caption should read “Distribution of ovarian follicles depending on the type (healthy, transitional, an...

    Authors: Emilia Sinderewicz, Katarzyna Grycmacher, Dorota Boruszewska, Ilona Kowalczyk-Zięba, Joanna Staszkiewicz, Tomasz Ślężak and Izabela Woclawek-Potocka

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:82

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:72

  8. Content type: Research

    There are many variables affecting the onset of puberty in animals, including genetic, nutritional, and environmental factors. Recent studies suggest that epigenetic regulation, especially DNA methylation, pla...

    Authors: Lei Luo, Zhiqiu Yao, Jing Ye, Yuan Tian, Chen Yang, Xiaoxiao Gao, Min Song, Ya Liu, Yunhai Zhang, Yunsheng Li, Xiaorong Zhang and Fugui Fang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:81

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  9. Content type: Research

    Morphometric and morphokinetic evaluation of in vitro cultured human embryos allows evaluation without time restriction and reduces intra- and inter-observer variability. Even though these technologies have be...

    Authors: Elia Fernandez Gallardo, Carl Spiessens, Thomas D’Hooghe and Sophie Debrock

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:79

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  10. Content type: Review

    Ooplasmic transfer (OT) technique or cytoplasmic transfer is an emerging technique with relative success, having a significant status in assisted reproduction. This technique had effectively paved the way to a...

    Authors: Sara Darbandi, Mahsa Darbandi, Hamid Reza Khorram Khorshid, Mohammad Reza Sadeghi, Ashok Agarwal, Pallav Sengupta, Safaa Al-Hasani and Mohammad Mehdi Akhondi

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:77

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  11. Content type: Research

    Embryo implantation is crucial for animal reproduction. Unsuccessful embryo implantation leads to pregnancy failure, especially in human-assisted conception. Environmental factors have a profound impact on emb...

    Authors: Lu Zhang, Zhenzhen Zhang, Feng Wang, Xiuzhi Tian, Pengyun Ji and Guoshi Liu

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:78

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  12. Content type: Research

    Mechanical endometrial injury prior to IVF has been suggested as a means to increase implantation rates by improving endometrial receptivity. However, the effects of endometrial injury in proliferative vs. lut...

    Authors: Wenjie Liu, Reshef Tal, He Chao, Minghui Liu and Ying Liu

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:75

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  13. Content type: Research

    Mural granulosa cells from IVF patients were provided by the West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine in Morgantown, WV. The effect of adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase (AMPK) a...

    Authors: E. C. Bowdridge, M. W. Vernon, J. A. Flores and M. J. Clemmer

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:76

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  14. Content type: Research

    Sperm cryopreservation is the most effective method to preserve male fertility but this is normally used for motile spermatozoa. Thus, only motile spermatozoa are used for cryopreservation in most reproductive...

    Authors: Huanhua Chen, Guixue Feng, Bo Zhang, Hong Zhou, Caizhu Wang, Jinhui Shu, Xianyou Gan, Ruoyun Lin, Dongmei Huang and Yingqin Huang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:74

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  15. Content type: Research

    Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) regulates reproductive processes in the cow. Ovarian granulosa cells play a pivotal role in follicle growth and development. Nevertheless, the role of LPA in the local regulation of...

    Authors: Emilia Sinderewicz, Katarzyna Grycmacher, Dorota Boruszewska, Ilona Kowalczyk-Zięba, Joanna Staszkiewicz, Tomasz Ślężak and Izabela Woclawek-Potocka

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:72

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:82

  16. Content type: Review

    Uterine natural killer (uNK) cells are short-lived, terminally differentiated and the most abundant lymphocytes in the uterus which play a crucial role in the spiral arteriole modification and establishment of...

    Authors: Han Gong, Yilu Chen, Jingjie Xu, Xingxing Xie, Dainan Yu, Bei Yang and Haibin Kuang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:73

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  17. Content type: Research

    The use of progestin (P) during ovarian stimulation is effective in blocking the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge in women with normal ovarian reserve, however, its effects have not been determined in poor respo...

    Authors: Qiuju Chen, Yun Wang, Lihua Sun, Shaozhen Zhang, Weiran Chai, Qingqing Hong, Hui Long, Li Wang, Qifeng Lyu and Yanping Kuang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:71

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  18. Content type: Research

    For the last year we have been treating normal responders with gonadotropins and letrozole during the whole stimulation in order to improve response to FSH by increasing the intrafollicular androgen concentrat...

    Authors: Jigal Haas, Rawad Bassil, Jim Meriano, Nivin Samara, Eran Barzilay, Noa Gonen and Robert F. Casper

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:70

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  19. Content type: Research

    Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1), as a characteristic regulator in meiosis, organizes multiple biological events of cell division. Although Plk1 has been implicated in various functions in somatic cell mitotic proces...

    Authors: Zixiao Zhang, Changchao Chen, Liying Ma, Qiuchen Yu, Shuai Li, Benazir Abbasi, Jiayi Yang, Rong Rui and Shiqiang Ju

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:69

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  20. Content type: Research

    Missed abortion is a common occurrence for otherwise healthy women. Immunological factor is one of the most important reasons. Tumor necrosis factor-α-induced protein-8 like-2 (TIPE2) is a novel negative immun...

    Authors: Yingshuo Sun, Xiaoyan Wang, Yue Li, Han Sun, Lu Wan, Xishuang Wang, Lining Zhang, Zhenghui Fang and Zengtao Wei

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:68

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  21. Content type: Research

    The World Health Organization (WHO) international body mass index (BMI) cut-off points defining pre-pregnancy BMI categories in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) guidelines are not directly applicable to Asians....

    Authors: Sae Kyung Choi, Guisera Lee, Yeon Hee Kim, In Yang Park, Hyun Sun Ko and Jong Chul Shin

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:67

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  22. Content type: Review

    The Catsper channel is a sperm-specific, Ca2+-permeable, pH-dependent, and low voltage-dependent channel that is essential for the hyperactivity of sperm flagellum, chemotaxis towards the egg, capacitation and ac...

    Authors: Xiang-hong Sun, Ying-ying Zhu, Lin Wang, Hong-ling Liu, Yong Ling, Zong-li Li and Li-bo Sun

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:65

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  23. Content type: Research

    Ultrasound elastography is a non-invasive medical imaging technique able to quantitatively characterize the stiffness of a given tissue. It has been shown to predict the risk for cervical insufficiency and pre...

    Authors: Antonio Stanziano, Anna Maria Caringella, Clementina Cantatore, Giuseppe Trojano, Ettore Caroppo and Giuseppe D’Amato

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:64

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