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  1. Content type: Research

    The regulation of gonadotropin synthesis and release by gonadotropin­releasing hormone (GnRH) plays an essential role in the neuroendocrine control of reproduction. However, the mechanisms underlying gonadotro...

    Authors: Wei Xiang, Baoyun Zhang, Fenglin Lv, Guangde Feng, Long Chen, Fang Yang, Ke Zhang, Chunyu Cao, Pingqing Wang and Mingxing Chu

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:46

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    Anecdotal evidence suggests that US practice patterns for ART differ by geographical region. The purpose of this study was to determine whether use of ICSI differs by region and to evaluate whether these rates...

    Authors: Pavel Zagadailov, Albert Hsu, David B. Seifer and Judy E. Stern

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:45

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    The purpose of this study was to determine the utilization and live birth rates of assisted reproductive technology (ART) modalities among various racial and ethnic groups in recent years.

    Authors: Alice J. Shapiro, Sarah K. Darmon, David H. Barad, David F. Albertini, Norbert Gleicher and Vitaly A. Kushnir

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:44

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    The full maturational capability of mammalian oocytes is accompanied by nuclear and cytoplasmic modifications, which are associated with proliferation and differentiation of surrounding cumulus cells. These ev...

    Authors: Joanna Budna, Marta Rybska, Sylwia Ciesiółka, Artur Bryja, Sylwia Borys, Wiesława Kranc, Katarzyna Wojtanowicz-Markiewicz, Michal Jeseta, Ewa Sumelka, Dorota Bukowska, Paweł Antosik, Klaus P. Brüssow, Małgorzata Bruska, Michał Nowicki, Maciej Zabel and Bartosz Kempisty

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:43

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  5. Content type: Research

    A receptive endometrium is essential for maternal-embryonic molecular communication during implantation. However, the specific molecular regulatory mechanisms of the endometrial capacity remain poorly understo...

    Authors: Xi Cheng, Jingyu Liu, Huizhi Shan, Lihua Sun, Chenyang Huang, Qiang Yan, Ruiwei Jiang, Lijun Ding, Yue Jiang, Jianjun Zhou, Guijun Yan and Haixiang Sun

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:42

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    Natriuretic peptides (NPs), brain and C type NPs (BNP and CNP), were involved in the maintenance of porcine oocyte meiotic arrest. The present study investigated the effects of NPs on developmental competence ...

    Authors: Yanhao Zhang, Huarong Wang, Wei Liu, Ye Yang, Xiao Wang, Zhiyuan Zhang, Qirui Guo, Chao Wang and Guoliang Xia

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:41

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  7. Content type: Research

    The 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane (p,p’-DDT) is a known persistent organic pollutant and male reproductive toxicant. The present study is designed to test the hypothesis that oxidative stress m...

    Authors: Neila Marouani, Dorsaf Hallegue, Mohsen Sakly, Moncef Benkhalifa, Khémais Ben Rhouma and Olfa Tebourbi

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:40

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  8. Content type: Research

    Previous studies examining associations between subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) with in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcome indicate some benefits of levothyroxine (LT4) treatment. But IVF outcomes in treated S...

    Authors: YunYing Cai, LanPing Zhong, Jie Guan, RuiJin Guo, Ben Niu, YanPing Ma and Heng Su

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:39

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  9. Content type: Review

    Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a typical disorder of amenorrhea lasting for a minimum of 4 months. The typical characteristics comprised of declined estrogen and raised serum concentrations of follic...

    Authors: Ying Guo, Junyan Sun and Dongmei Lai

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:38

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  10. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to compare pregnancy rates in patients undergoing IVF/ICSI with embryo transfer after 4 and 5 days of culture in a closed incubation system with integrated time-lapse imaging.

    Authors: Verena Holschbach, Julia Weigert, Jens Erik Dietrich, Sabine Roesner, Markus Montag, Thomas Strowitzki and Bettina Toth

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:37

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  11. Content type: Review

    Comparative neonatal outcomes with respect to singleton births from blastocyst transfers or cleavage-state embryo transfers are controversial with respect to which method is superior. Many studies have yielded...

    Authors: Xingling Wang, Mingze Du, Yichun Guan, Bijun Wang, Junwei Zhang and Zihua Liu

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:36

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  12. Content type: Research

    Puberty onset is a complex, organized biological process with multilevel regulation, and its physiopathological mechanisms are yet to be elucidated. RFRP-3, the mammalian ortholog to gonadotropin-inhibitory ho...

    Authors: Xinghui Han, Yuanyuan He, Gulan Zeng, Yonghong Wang, Wen Sun, Junchao Liu, Yanyan Sun and Jian Yu

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:35

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  13. Content type: Research

    Premutation range CGGn repeats of the FMR1 gene denote risk toward primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), also called premature ovarian failure (POF). This prospective cohort study was undertaken to determine if...

    Authors: David H. Barad, Sarah Darmon, Andrea Weghofer, Gary J. Latham, Filipovic-Sadic, Qi Wang, Vitaly A. Kushnir, David F. Albertini and Norbert Gleicher

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:34

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    It has become increasingly apparent that the trophectoderm (TE) at blastocyst stage is much more mosaic than has been appreciated. Whether preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), utilizing a single TE biopsy ...

    Authors: Norbert Gleicher, Jacob Metzger, Gist Croft, Vitaly A. Kushnir, David F. Albertini and David H Barad

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:33

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  15. Content type: Research

    In recent years, single blastocyst transfer combined with vitrification has been applied widely, which can maximize the cumulative pregnancy rate in per oocyte retrieval cycles and minimize the multiple pregna...

    Authors: Caizhu Wang, Guixue Feng, Bo Zhang, Hong Zhou, Jinhui Shu, Ruoyun Lin, Huanhua Chen and Zhulian Wu

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:32

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  16. Content type: Research

    The study is aimed to describe a novel strategy that increases the accuracy and reliability of PGD in patients using sperm donation by pre-selecting the donor whose haplotype does not overlap the carrier’s one.

    Authors: Mira Malcov, Veronica Gold, Sagit Peleg, Tsvia Frumkin, Foad Azem, Ami Amit, Dalit Ben-Yosef, Yuval Yaron, Adi Reches, Shimi Barda, Sandra E. Kleiman, Leah Yogev and Ron Hauser

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:31

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  17. Content type: Research

    The synthesis of sex steroids is controlled by several enzymes such as17α-hydroxylase cytochrome P450 (P450c17) catalyzing androgen synthesis and aromatase cytochrome P450 (P450arom) catalyzing estrogen synthe...

    Authors: Amilton Cesar dos Santos, Alan James Conley, Moacir Franco de Oliveira, Gleidson Benevides Oliveira, Diego Carvalho Viana and Antônio Chaves de Assis Neto

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:30

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  18. Content type: Research

    Currently, the cryopreservation of embryos and oocytes is essential for assisted reproductive technology (ART) laboratories worldwide. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the Kitasato Vitrification Sy...

    Authors: Kenji Momozawa, Atsushi Matsuzawa, Yukio Tokunaga, Shiori Abe, Yumi Koyanagi, Miho Kurita, Marina Nakano and Takao Miyake

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:29

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  19. Content type: Research

    Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) is a bleeding disorder caused by maternal antibodies against paternal human platelet antigens (HPAs) on fetal platelets. Antibodies against HPA-1a are acc...

    Authors: Mariana Eksteen, Gøril Heide, Heidi Tiller, Yan Zhou, Nora Hersoug Nedberg, Inigo Martinez-Zubiaurre, Anne Husebekk, Bjørn R. Skogen, Tor B. Stuge and Mette Kjær

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:28

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  20. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to determine the mitochondrial content, and the oxidative and nitrosative stress of the placenta in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

    Authors: Joel Ramírez-Emiliano, Martha E. Fajardo-Araujo, Ismael Zúñiga-Trujillo, Victoriano Pérez-Vázquez, Cuauhtémoc Sandoval-Salazar and Jessica K. Órnelas-Vázquez

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:26

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  21. Content type: Research

    Decidualization is a prerequisite for successful implantation and the establishment of pregnancy. A critical role of impaired decidualization in subfertility has been established. In human endometrial stromal ...

    Authors: Chenyang Huang, Yue Jiang, Jianjun Zhou, Qiang Yan, Ruiwei Jiang, Xi Cheng, Jun Xing, Lijun Ding, Jianxin Sun, Guijun Yan and Haixiang Sun

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:25

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  22. Content type: Research

    Repeat breeding directly affects reproductive efficiency in cattle due to an increase in services per conception and calving interval. This study aimed to investigate whether changes in endometrial gene expres...

    Authors: Ken-Go Hayashi, Misa Hosoe, Keiichiro Kizaki, Shiori Fujii, Hiroko Kanahara, Toru Takahashi and Ryosuke Sakumoto

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:20

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  23. Content type: Research

    Steroidogenesis is a complex, multi-steps biological process in which, cholesterol precursor is converted to steroids in a tissue specific and tropic hormone dependent manner. Given that steroidogenesis is ach...

    Authors: Jiaxin Li, Qian Zhou, Zhuang Ma, Meina Wang, Wen-Jun Shen, Salman Azhar, Zhigang Guo and Zhigang Hu

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:19

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  24. Content type: Research

    We have recently reported that human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) facilitate angiogenesis and prevent follicle loss in xenografted human ovarian tissues. However, the mechanism underlying ...

    Authors: Yaoyao Zhang, Xi Xia, Jie Yan, Liying Yan, Cuilin Lu, Xiaohui Zhu, Tianren Wang, Tailang Yin, Rong Li, Hsun-Ming Chang and Jie Qiao

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:18

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  25. Content type: Research

    Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) in men results in insufficient testicular function and deficiencies in testosterone and spermatogenesis. Combinations of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and recombinant fo...

    Authors: Eberhard Nieschlag, Pierre-Marc G. Bouloux, Barbara J. Stegmann, R. Ravi Shankar, Yanfen Guan, Anjela Tzontcheva, Christine McCrary Sisk and Hermann M. Behre

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:17

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  26. Content type: Research

    Chronic endometritis (CE) is a continuous inflammation of uterine endometrium, and it is usually symptomless. As CE has been thought not to affect the reproductive status and general health of affected women, ...

    Authors: Di Wu, Fuminori Kimura, Luyi Zheng, Mitsuaki Ishida, Yoko Niwa, Kimiko Hirata, Akie Takebayashi, Akiko Takashima, Kentaro Takahashi, Ryoji Kushima, Guangmei Zhang and Takashi Murakami

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:16

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  27. Content type: Research

    Activation of inflammation-mediated endometrial injury is suggested to play a decisive role in pathogenesis of intrauterine adhesion (IUA). The stem cell theory of endometrial diseases has been given a hotspot...

    Authors: Li Xiao, Yong Song, Wei Huang, Shiyuan Yang, Jing Fu, Xue Feng and Min Zhou

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:14

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  28. Content type: Research

    The influence of estradiol (E2) on granulosa cell (GC) function has not been tested clinically in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The objective of this study is to determine if E2 influences GC respo...

    Authors: Michael V. Homer, Marcus A. Rosencrantz, Rana F. Shayya and R. Jeffrey Chang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:13

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  29. Content type: Review

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder, affecting 9–18% of women in reproductive age that causes hyperandrogenism and infertility due to dysfunctional follicular maturation and anovula...

    Authors: Larissa Paixão, Ramon B. Ramos, Anita Lavarda, Debora M. Morsh and Poli Mara Spritzer

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:12

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  30. Content type: Research

    REAC technology (acronym for Radio Electric Asymmetric Conveyor) is a technology platform for neuro and bio modulation. It has already proven to optimize the ions fluxes at the molecular level and the molecula...

    Authors: Fiammetta Berlinguer, Valeria Pasciu, Sara Succu, Ignazio Cossu, Sabrina Caggiu, Daniela Addis, Alessandro Castagna, Vania Fontani, Salvatore Rinaldi and Eraldo Sanna Passino

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:11

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  31. Content type: Research

    This prospective, Phase IV, multicenter, observational registry of assisted reproductive technology clinics in the USA studied outcomes of first cycles using thawed/warmed cryopreserved (by slow-freezing/vitri...

    Authors: Zsolt Peter Nagy, Robert E. Anderson, Eve C. Feinberg, Brooke Hayward and Mary C. Mahony

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:10

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  32. Content type: Research

    Studies found that AGE-RAGE system is closely related to insulin resistance and hyperandrogenemia, which are two core pathophysiological processes in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This study is to investig...

    Authors: Yu Liao, Rong Huang, Yun Sun, Jiang Yue, Jun Zheng, Lihua Wang, Tao Tao, Jing Ma, Shengxian Li and Wei Liu

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:9

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  33. Content type: Research

    Endometriosis has been described to impair fertility through various mechanisms. However, studies evaluating the reproductive outcomes of women undergoing assisted reproductive technologies show controversial ...

    Authors: Mireia González-Comadran, Juan Enrique Schwarze, Fernando Zegers-Hochschild, Maria do Carmo B. Souza, Ramon Carreras and Miguel Ángel Checa

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:8

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  34. Content type: Research

    The lifesaving chemotherapy and radiation treatments that allow patients to survive cancer can also result in a lifetime of side-effects, including male infertility. Infertility in male cancer survivors is tho...

    Authors: Travis Kotzur, Roberto Benavides-Garcia, Jennifer Mecklenburg, Jamila R. Sanchez, Matthew Reilly and Brian P. Hermann

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:7

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  35. Content type: Review

    Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) has undergone considerable changes over the last decade, with consequences on ART outcomes in different regions of the world being unknown.

    Authors: Vitaly A. Kushnir, David H. Barad, David F. Albertini, Sarah K. Darmon and Norbert Gleicher

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:6

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  36. Content type: Research

    The study was designed to investigate the roles of endometrial thickness (EMT) at the day of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration on pregnancy outcomes in a large patient population.

    Authors: Ning-Zhao Ma, Lei Chen, Wei Dai, Zhi-Qin Bu, Lin-Li Hu and Ying-Pu Sun

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:5

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  37. Content type: Research

    Secretion of histotroph during the prolonged pre-implantation phase in mares is crucial to pregnancy maintenance, manifested as increased embryonic loss in mares with age-related endometrial degeneration. Glyc...

    Authors: Sarah A. Bramer, Alysson Macedo and Claudia Klein

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:4

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  38. Content type: Research

    In previous studies it has been shown that bovine granulosa cells (GC) cultured at a high plating density dramatically change their physiological and molecular characteristics, thus resembling an early stage o...

    Authors: Anja Baufeld, Dirk Koczan and Jens Vanselow

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:3

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  39. Content type: Research

    Human luteinizing hormone (LH) and chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) are glycoprotein hormones regulating development and reproductive functions by acting on the same receptor (LHCGR). We compared the LH and hCG ac...

    Authors: Laura Riccetti, Francesco De Pascali, Lisa Gilioli, Francesco Potì, Lavinia Beatrice Giva, Marco Marino, Simonetta Tagliavini, Tommaso Trenti, Flaminia Fanelli, Marco Mezzullo, Uberto Pagotto, Manuela Simoni and Livio Casarini

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:2

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  40. Content type: Research

    The junctional zone (JZ), also called as the endometrial-myometrial junction, is related to peristaltic-like movements in the non-pregnant uterus. Hyperperistalsis and dysperistalsis of uterus constructions mi...

    Authors: Miaomaio Huang, Xuqing Li, Peipei Guo, Zhaojuan Yu, Yuting Xu and Zhaolian Wei

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2017 15:1

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  41. Content type: Research

    There are reports showing that l-carnitine alone or in combination with other micronutrients improve sperm parameters. However, comparative studies are still lacking. This study was carried out to compare the ...

    Authors: Markus Lipovac, Florian Bodner, Martin Imhof and Peter Chedraui

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2016 14:84

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  42. Content type: Research

    The non-lethal collection of sperm from live males is an important component for multiple captive-breeding techniques, including assisted reproductive technology (ART) protocols, sperm cryopreservation and in ...

    Authors: Leah E. Jacobs, Jeanne M. Robertson and Kristine Kaiser

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2016 14:83

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  43. Content type: Research

    In mammalian females, reproductive capacity is determined by the size of the primordial follicle pool. During embryogenesis, oogonia divide mitotically but cytokinesis is incomplete so oogonia remain connected...

    Authors: Sudipta Dutta, Deion M. Burks and Melissa E. Pepling

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2016 14:82

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  44. Content type: Research

    Current evidence suggests that endometrial-derived stem cells, spilled in the peritoneal cavity via retrograde menstruation, are key players in the establishment of endometriotic lesions. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Katharina Proestling, Peter Birner, Sukirthini Balendran, Nadine Nirtl, Erika Marton, Gülen Yerlikaya, Lorenz Kuessel, Theresa Reischer, Rene Wenzl, Berthold Streubel and Heinrich Husslein

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2016 14:81

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