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  1. Establishment and maintenance of pregnancy results from signaling by the conceptus (embryo/fetus and associated extraembryonic membranes) and requires progesterone produced by the corpus luteum (CL). In most m...

    Authors: Thomas E Spencer and Fuller W Bazer
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:49
  2. The aim of this study was to investigate cumulus expansion, nuclear maturation and expression of connexin 43, cyclooxygenase-2 and FSH receptor transcripts in equine cumuli oophori during in vivo and in vitro ...

    Authors: Maria Elena Dell'Aquila, Maud Caillaud, Filippo Maritato, Alain Martoriati, Nadine Gérard, Giulio Aiudi, Paolo Minoia and Ghylène Goudet
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:44
  3. Embryonic stem cells (ES) can self-replicate and differentiate into all cell types including insulin-producing, beta-like cells and could, therefore, be used to treat diabetes mellitus. To date, results of ste...

    Authors: Linda B Lester, Hung-Chih Kuo, Laura Andrews, Brian Nauert and Don P Wolf
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:42
  4. Embryonic stem (ES) cell based therapy carries great potential in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. However, before clinical application is realized, the safety, efficacy and feasibility of this the...

    Authors: K-Y Francis Pau and Don P Wolf
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:41
  5. Animal models that represent human diseases constitute an important tool in understanding the pathogenesis of the diseases, and in developing effective therapies. Neurodegenerative diseases are complex disorde...

    Authors: Anthony WS Chan
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:39
  6. The assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) have been used in the production of rhesus monkey offspring at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) and that experience is summarized here. Addition...

    Authors: Don P Wolf
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:37
  7. In primates, the phase of the menstrual cycle when the uterus becomes receptive is initially dependent on estrogen and progesterone. Further morphological and biochemical changes are induced as a result of bio...

    Authors: J J Kim and Asgerally T Fazleabas
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:34
  8. During the follicular phase of the primate menstrual cycle, a single follicle usually matures to the preovulatory stage and releases its oocyte for fertilization and the potential establishment of pregnancy. I...

    Authors: Anthony J Zeleznik
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:31
  9. Platelet-activating factor and nitric oxide may be involved in the initiation of human labour as inflammatory mediators. The aim of this study was to test whether platelet-activating factor and lipopolysacchar...

    Authors: Gunter Seyffarth, Paul N Nelson, Simon J Dunmore, Nalinda Rodrigo, Damian J Murphy and Ray J Carson
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:29
  10. In fish, oocyte post-ovulatory ageing is associated with egg quality decrease. During this period, eggs are held in the body cavity where they bath in a semi-viscous liquid known as coelomic fluid (CF). CF com...

    Authors: Hélène Rime, Nathalie Guitton, Charles Pineau, Emilie Bonnet, Julien Bobe and Bernard Jalabert
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:26
  11. Intercellular communication via gap junctions is required to coordinate developmental processes in the mammalian embryo. We have investigated if the connexin (Cx) isoforms known to form gap junctions in rodent...

    Authors: Debra J Bloor, Yvonne Wilson, Mark Kibschull, Otto Traub, Henry J Leese, Elke Winterhager and Susan J Kimber
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:25
  12. In the rat, the maintenance of gestation is dependent on progesterone production from the corpora lutea (CL), which are under the control of pituitary, decidual and placental hormones. The luteal metabolism of...

    Authors: Marisa A Clementi, Ricardo P Deis and Carlos M Telleria
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:22
  13. Uterine luminal epithelial cell response to different hormonal strategies was examined to determine commonality when an endometrium attains a receptive, stimulated, morphological profile that may lead to succe...

    Authors: Susan M Adams, Vera Terry, Margot J Hosie, Nalini Gayer and Christopher R Murphy
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:21
  14. Recent reports indicate that functional mouse oocytes and sperm can be derived in vitro from somatic cell lines. We hypothesize that in adult human ovaries, mesenchymal cells in the tunica albuginea (TA) are b...

    Authors: Antonin Bukovsky, Michael R Caudle, Marta Svetlikova and Nirmala B Upadhyaya
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:20
  15. It has been suggested that trophoblast attachment requires co-expression of integrin alpha V beta 3 and its ligand osteopontin at the fetal-maternal interface. Until now the expression patterns of integrin alp...

    Authors: Sarah Kimmins, Hai Choo Lim and Leslie A MacLaren
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:19
  16. Intrauterine infection is considered as one of the major maternal insults during pregnancy. Intrauterine infection during pregnancy could lead to brain damage of the developmental fetus and offspring. Effects ...

    Authors: Mahmoud Huleihel, Hava Golan and Mordechai Hallak
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:17
  17. Maintenance of ovarian blood flow (OBF) is suggested to be important for regular ovulation in women with polycystic ovaries (PCO). The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether electro-acupunctur...

    Authors: Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Rie Kobayashi, Orie Watanabe, Thomas Lundeberg and Mieko Kurosawa
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:16
  18. Fractionation and characterization of gonadotropins (GtH) from Fundulus heteroclitus pituitary extracts were carried out using a biocompatible liquid chromatographic procedure (Pharmacia FPLC system). Chromatogra...

    Authors: Yu-Wai Peter Lin, Teresa R Petrino and Robin A Wallace
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:14
  19. The neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and subtypes of GABA receptors were recently identified in adult testes. Since adult Leydig cells possess both the GABA biosynthetic enzyme glutamate decarbo...

    Authors: Christof Geigerseder, Richard FG Doepner, Andrea Thalhammer, Annette Krieger and Artur Mayerhofer
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:13
  20. There is a dynamic interplay between pro- and anti-oxidant substances in human ejaculate. Excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation can overwhelm protective mechanism and initiate changes in lipid and...

    Authors: Dorota Sanocka and Maciej Kurpisz
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:12
  21. This review will focus the roles of TNF-alpha, IL-1 alpha, and IL-1 beta in the mammalian testis and in two testicular pathologies, testicular torsion and orchitis. TNF alpha in the testis is produced by round...

    Authors: Jeffrey J Lysiak
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:9
  22. The pathogenesis of human spontaneous abortion involves a complex interaction of several genetic and environmental factors. The firm association between increased homocysteine concentration and neural tube def...

    Authors: Henrik Zetterberg
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:7
  23. This study investigates ovulation and egg deposition behaviors in the anuran Eleutherodactylus coqui from Puerto Rico in response to stimulation with gonadotropin and gonadotropin releasing hormones. Five hormone...

    Authors: Scott F Michael, Christine Buckley, Esteban Toro, Alberto R Estrada and Shawn Vincent
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:6
  24. It is well established that the growth of the prostate gland is a hormone-dependent phenomenon involving both androgenic and estrogenic control. Proliferation of prostate cells is, at least in part, under cont...

    Authors: Trent D Lund, Daniel J Munson, Herman Adlercreutz, Robert J Handa and Edwin D Lephart
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:5
  25. Anchorage of cells to "heparin" – binding domains that are prevalent in extracellular matrix (ECM) components is thought to occur primarily through the syndecans, a four-member family of transmembrane heparan ...

    Authors: DeannaLee M Beauvais and Alan C Rapraeger
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:3
  26. Prostate cancer (PCa) is no exception to the multi-step process of metastasis. As PCa progresses, changes occur within the microenvironments of both the malignant cells and their targeted site of metastasis, e...

    Authors: Delisha A Stewart, Carlton R Cooper and Robert A Sikes
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2004 2:2
  27. Gonadotropin releasing hormone analogues (GnRHa) are often used to regress endometriosis implants and prevent premature luteinizing hormone surges in women undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation. In additio...

    Authors: Xiaoping Luo, Jingxia Xu and Nasser Chegini
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:125

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2015 13:25

  28. The extracellular matrix (ECM) of porcine mature oocytes was revealed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) after treatment with tannic acid and ruthenium red. Present in the perivitelline space (PVS) and ...

    Authors: Jacques E Fléchon, Jeril Degrouard, Václav Kopečný, Juraj Pivko, Antonin Pavlok and Jan Motlik
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:124
  29. The adaptive immune system of placental mammals has evolved to tolerate the fetus. Rejection of the fetus by adaptive immune responses is therefore a rare event, with abortion being caused more frequently by i...

    Authors: Colette Kanellopoulos-Langevin, Stéphane M Caucheteux, Philippe Verbeke and David M Ojcius
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2003 1:121

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