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  1. Type 2 diabetes touches young subjects of reproductive age in epidemic proportion. This study assesses glucose, total InsulinT, Insulin2 and insulin receptor subunits α and β in testis during mouse development...

    Authors: R.-Marc Pelletier, Hamed Layeghkhavidaki and María L. Vitale

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:25

    Content type: Research

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  2. Molecular analyses of vitamin D in a typical cycling endometrium has received minimal research attention in the reproductive field. This study was designed to assess how expression of the endometrial vitamin D...

    Authors: Jing Guo, Shan Liu, Peng Wang, Haiying Ren and Yuan Li

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:24

    Content type: Research

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  3. A limited number of publications have assessed the prevalence of hypertension (HTN) in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients with inconclusive results. Since in general populations the occurrence of hypert...

    Authors: Mina Amiri, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Samira Behboudi-Gandevani, Razieh Bidhendi-Yarandi and Enrico Carmina

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:23

    Content type: Review

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  4. Bisphenol-A (BPA) has been reported to be associated to female infertility. Indeed, BPA has been found to be more frequently detected in infertile women thus leading to hypothesize a possible effect of BPA on ...

    Authors: Claudia Pivonello, Giovanna Muscogiuri, Antonio Nardone, Francesco Garifalos, Donatella Paola Provvisiero, Nunzia Verde, Cristina de Angelis, Alessandro Conforti, Mariangela Piscopo, Renata Simona Auriemma, Annamaria Colao and Rosario Pivonello

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:22

    Content type: Review

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  5. Considerable interest has been gathered on the relevant impact of preventable factors, including incorrect lifestyle and unhealthy habits, on female fertility. Smoking, alcohol and addictive drugs consumption ...

    Authors: Cristina de Angelis, Antonio Nardone, Francesco Garifalos, Claudia Pivonello, Andrea Sansone, Alessandro Conforti, Carla Di Dato, Felice Sirico, Carlo Alviggi, Andrea Isidori, Annamaria Colao and Rosario Pivonello

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:21

    Content type: Review

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  6. Antimullerian hormone (AMH) strongly correlates with ovarian reserve and response to controlled ovarian stimulation. Emerging data suggests that serum AMH level may also predict ART outcomes. However, AMH is c...

    Authors: Reshef Tal, Charles M. Seifer, Moisey Khanimov, David B. Seifer and Oded Tal

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:20

    Content type: Research

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  7. Several studies from the US and Europe have shown a population-level decline in serum testosterone in men from 1970’s to early 2000’s. However, to the best of our knowledge, no study examining population-level...

    Authors: Gabriel Chodick, Shdema Epstein and Varda Shalev

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:19

    Content type: Short communication

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  8. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a multi-gene hereditary disorder caused by the interaction of certain gene variation with environmental factors. Previous studies have shown that vascular endothelial grow...

    Authors: Jiahui Zhao, Da Li, Huaiyun Tang and Lisha Tang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:18

    Content type: Review

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  9. Sperm cryopreservation has been widely used in assisted reproductive technology (ART) and has resulted in millions of live births. Two principal approaches have been adopted: conventional (slow) freezing and v...

    Authors: Yong Tao, Erika Sanger, Arpornrad Saewu and Marie-Claude Leveille

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:17

    Content type: Review

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  10. To investigate the effectiveness of the GnRH-a ultra-long protocol, GnRH-a long protocol, and GnRH-a short protocol used in in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) in infertile women with endometriosis.

    Authors: Xue Cao, Hong-yang Chang, Jun-yan Xu, Yi Zheng, Yun-gai Xiang, Bing Xiao, Xu-jing Geng, Li-li Ni, Xi-ying Chu, Shi-bo Tao, Yan He and Gen-hong Mao

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:16

    Content type: Research

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  11. The study is aimed to provide prediction for fertility risk in the setting of assisted reproduction for a woman with complex chromosomal rearrangements (CCRs).

    Authors: Jian Ou, Chuanchun Yang, Xiaoli Cui, Chuan Chen, Suyan Ye, Cai Zhang, Kai Wang, Jianguo Chen, Qin Zhang, Chunfeng Qian, Guangguang Fang and Wenyong Zhang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:15

    Content type: Research

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  12. In recent years, some studies have shown that there is a positive association between the number of oocytes retrieved and the cumulative live birth rate (CLBR) after fresh and frozen cycles of one oocyte retri...

    Authors: Zhonghua Zhao, Hao Shi, Jing Li, Yile Zhang, Caihong Chen and Yihong Guo

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:14

    Content type: Research

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  13. Pregnant women have high serum concentrations of sex steroid hormones, which are major regulators of paracrine and autocrine responses for many maternal and placental functions. The main purpose of this study ...

    Authors: Kuo-Chung Lan, Yun-Ju Lai, Hsin-Hsin Cheng, Ni-Chin Tsai, Yu-Ting Su, Ching-Chang Tsai and Te-Yao Hsu

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:12

    Content type: Research

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  14. BRCA mutation carriers face various situations that influence their fertility potential. There is still a lack of guideline or expert consensus on Fertility Preservation (FP) in BRCA mutation carriers and the ...

    Authors: Xiaofu Zhang, Jingxin Niu, Tuanjie Che, Yibei Zhu, Hongtao Zhang and Jing Qu

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:11

    Content type: Review

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  15. Sexual health is strictly related with general health in both genders. In presence of a sexual dysfunction, the expert in sexual medicine aims to discover the specific weight of the physical and psychological ...

    Authors: Daniele Mollaioli, Giacomo Ciocca, Erika Limoncin, Stefania Di Sante, Giovanni Luca Gravina, Eleonora Carosa, Andrea Lenzi and Emmanuele Angelo Francesco Jannini

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:10

    Content type: Review

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  16. In young women with poor ovarian response, luteal-phase ovarian stimulation (LPOS) is a potential method for collecting competent oocytes. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of LPOS compared with...

    Authors: Joaquín Llácer, Belén Moliner, Lydia Luque, Andrea Bernabéu, Belén Lledó, Juan Carlos Castillo, Jaime Guerrero, Jorge Ten and Rafael Bernabéu

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:9

    Content type: Research

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  17. Congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) is a rare disease, triggered by defective GnRH secretion, that is usually diagnosed in late adolescence or early adulthood due to the lack of spontaneous pubertal...

    Authors: Agnieszka Gach, Iwona Pinkier, Maria Szarras-Czapnik, Agata Sakowicz and Lucjusz Jakubowski

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:8

    Content type: Research

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  18. Poor response patients with PCOS who are not susceptible to gonadotropin stimulation are more likely to have canceled cycles or poor clinical outcomes during IVF treatment. However, some limitations exist in t...

    Authors: Bufang Xu, Mingjuan Zhou, Meiyu Cheng, Dan Zhang, Xian Wu, Chenchen Si, Lan Xia, Huihui Xu, Jian Li, Hsun-Ming Chang, Peter C. K. Leung and Aijun Zhang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:7

    Content type: Research

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  19. LINE1 retrotransposons are mobile DNA elements that copy and paste themselves into new sites in the genome. To ensure their evolutionary success, heritable new LINE-1 insertions accumulate in cells that can tr...

    Authors: Chao Lou, John L. Goodier and Rong Qiang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:6

    Content type: Review

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  20. It is still one of the unresolved issues if germinal vesicle stage (GV) oocytes can be successfully cryopreserved for fertility preservation and matured in vitro without damage after warming. Several studies h...

    Authors: Dayong Lee, Hyang Heun Lee, Jung Ryeol Lee, Chang Suk Suh, Seok Hyun Kim and S. Samuel Kim

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:5

    Content type: Research

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  21. Human embryos are usually cultured to blastocyst stage by Day 5 or 6 after insemination. However, some embryos grow slowly and reach blastocyst stage at Day 7. Acceptable live birth rates have been reported af...

    Authors: Xiangli Niu, Cassie T. Wang, Richard Li, Ghassan Haddad and Weihua Wang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:4

    Content type: Short communication

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  22. Only a few microbial studies have conducted in IVF (in vitro fertilization), showing the high-variety bacterial contamination of IVF culture media to cause damage to or even loss of cultured oocytes and embryo...

    Authors: Jelena Štšepetova, Juliana Baranova, Jaak Simm, Ülle Parm, Tiiu Rööp, Sandra Sokmann, Paul Korrovits, Madis Jaagura, Karin Rosenstein, Andres Salumets and Reet Mändar

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:3

    Content type: Research

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  23. Male fertility is multifaceted and its integrity is as well multifactorial. Normal spermatogenesis is dependent on competent testicular function; namely normal anatomy, histology, physiology and hormonal regul...

    Authors: Nermin I. Rizk, Mohamed S. Rizk, Asmaa S. Mohamed and Yahya M. Naguib

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:2

    Content type: Research

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  24. Controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) has a negative effect on the endometrial receptivity compared with natural menstrual cycle. Whether it’s necessary to postpone the first frozen embryo transfer (FET) follow...

    Authors: Yuxia He, Haiyan Zheng, Hongzi Du, Jianqiao Liu, Lei Li, Haiying Liu, Mingzhu Cao and Shiping Chen

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2020 18:1

    Content type: Research

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  25. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has a high prevalence in the period of pregnancy. However, the lack of gold standards in current screening and diagnostic methods posed the biggest limitation. Regulation of...

    Authors: Enchun Li, Tengfei Luo and Yingjun Wang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:112

    Content type: Research

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  26. Previous studies of expression profiles of major endometrial effectors of steroid physiology in endometriosis have yielded markedly conflicting conclusions, presumably because the relative effects of type of e...

    Authors: G. Anupa, Jai Bhagwan Sharma, Kallol K. Roy, Jayasree Sengupta and Debabrata Ghosh

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:111

    Content type: Research

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  27. This article describes the research trends in sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) over the past 20 years (1999–2018) using a scientometric approach.

    Authors: Saradha Baskaran, Ashok Agarwal, Manesh Kumar Panner Selvam, Renata Finelli, Kathy Amy Robert, Concetta Iovine, Peter Natesan Pushparaj, Luna Samanta, Avi Harlev and Ralf Henkel

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:110

    Content type: Research

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  28. Capacitation involves physiological changes that spermatozoa must undergo in the female reproductive tract or in vitro to obtain the ability to bind, penetrate and fertilize the egg. Up to date, several method...

    Authors: Lukas Ded, Pavla Dostalova, Eva Zatecka, Andrej Dorosh, Katerina Komrskova and Jana Peknicova

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:109

    Content type: Methodology

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  29. With the widely implementation of universal two-child policy, the number of pregnant women in advanced maternal age (AMA) will increase gradually. We aimed to assess the association of vitamin D levels and ins...

    Authors: Beibei Dong, Mengmeng Zhi, Manman Han, Hao Lin, Hong Yu and Ling Li

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:108

    Content type: Research

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  30. Infertility is linked to depletion of the primordial follicle pool consisting of individual oocytes arrested at the diplotene stage of meiotic prophase I surrounded by granulosa cells. Primordial germ cells, t...

    Authors: Deion M. Burks, Margaret R. McCoy, Sudipta Dutta, Connie J. Mark-Kappeler, Patricia B. Hoyer and Melissa E. Pepling

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:105

    Content type: Research

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  31. The addition of a GnRH analogue to the luteal phase in in vitro fertilization programs has been seldom proposed due to the presence of GnRH receptors in the endometrium. The aim of the study was to evaluate th...

    Authors: Francesco M. Fusi, Claudio M. Brigante, Laura Zanga, Mario Mignini Renzini, Chiara Bosisio and Rubens Fadini

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:103

    Content type: Research

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  32. Endometrial preparation with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is the preferred regimen for clinicians due to the opportunity to schedule the day of embryo transfer and for patients due to the requirement of f...

    Authors: Fazilet Kubra Boynukalin, Meral Gultomruk, Emre Turgut, Berfu Demir, Necati Findikli, Munevver Serdarogullari, Onder Coban, Zalihe Yarkiner and Mustafa Bahceci

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:102

    Content type: Research

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  33. As the largest family of E3 ligases, the Skp1-cullin 1-F-box (SCF) E3 ligase complex is comprised of Cullins, Skp1 and F-box proteins. And the SCF E3 ubiquitin ligases play an important role in regulating crit...

    Authors: Jiayan Xie, Yimei Jin and Guang Wang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:101

    Content type: Review

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  34. Non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) is a multifactorial disorder whose molecular basis remains largely unknown. Circular RNAs (CircRNAs), a novel class of endogenous RNAs, have been recognized to play important ...

    Authors: Pan Ge, Jian Zhang, Liang Zhou, Mo-qi Lv, Yi-xin Li, Jin Wang and Dang-xia Zhou

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:100

    Content type: Research

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  35. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of endometrial thickness change after progesterone administration on pregnancy outcome in patients transferred with single frozen-thawed blastocyst.

    Authors: Zhiqin Bu, Xinhong Yang, Lin Song, Beijia Kang and Yingpu Sun

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:99

    Content type: Research

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  36. Ovol2, a mouse homolog of Drosophila ovo, was identified as a zinc finger transcription factor predominantly expressed in testis. However, the function of Ovol2 in postnatal male germ cell development remains eni...

    Authors: Jin Zhang, Juan Dong, Weibing Qin, Congcong Cao, Yujiao Wen, Yunge Tang and Shuiqiao Yuan

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:98

    Content type: Short communication

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  37. Bovine endometrial epithelial cells (BEECs) undergo regular regeneration after calving. Elevated cortisol concentrations have been reported in postpartum cattle due to various stresses. However, the effects of...

    Authors: Junsheng Dong, Jun Li, Jianji Li, Luying Cui, Xia Meng, Yang Qu and Heng Wang

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:97

    Content type: Research

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  38. Previous work demonstrated that there are numerous miRNAs in human follicular fluids, some of which are associated with reproductive diseases. In the current study, we sought to determine whether microRNAs (mi...

    Authors: Xiong Li, Wenbi Zhang, Jing Fu, Yan Xu, Ruihuan Gu, Ronggui Qu, Lu Li, Yijuan Sun and Xiaoxi Sun

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:96

    Content type: Research

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  39. Polycystic ovary syndrome is characterized by hyperactivity of the ovarian sympathetic nervous system, increases in the content and release of norepinephrine, as well as decreases in the number of β-adrenorece...

    Authors: Berenice Venegas, Lizzbeth Yureli De León Gordillo, Gabriela Rosas, Julieta A. Espinoza, Carolina Morán, Roberto Domínguez and Leticia Morales-Ledesma

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:95

    Content type: Research

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  40. Although thyroid dysfunction caused by Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is believed to be related to implantation failure due to the underdevelopment of the receptive uterus, it is unknown whether HT itself, even ...

    Authors: Zhangbi Wu, Yaojun Cai, Qin Xia, Tiantian Liu, Hao Yang, Fen Wang, Nan Wang, Zhen Yu, Chunying Yin, Qunan Wang and Defa Zhu

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:94

    Content type: Research

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  41. The nerve growth factor (NGF), a member of the neurotrophins family, plays an important role not only in the nervous but also in other non-nervous systems such as the reproductive system. The aim of the paper ...

    Authors: Cesare Castellini, Simona Mattioli, Alessandro Dal Bosco, Giulia Collodel, Alessandra Pistilli, Anna Maria Stabile, Lara Macchioni, Francesca Mancuso, Giovanni Luca and Mario Rende

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:93

    Content type: Research

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  42. Amphibian diversity is declining at an alarming rate due to habitat loss, invasive species, climate change and diseases. Captive assurance colonies have been established for some species at risk; however, many...

    Authors: Lucía Arregui, Sergio Diaz-Diaz, Elia Alonso-López and Andrew J. Kouba

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:92

    Content type: Research

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  43. Previous studies have demonstrated that progestin-primed ovarian stimulation (PPOS) protocol was a feasible and efficient method in in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle. However, its application in women with ad...

    Authors: Qian Peng, Xiang Cao, Jing Wang, Lin Wang, Jun Xu, Xiaowei Ji, Suying Liu, Jin Zhu and Xi Dong

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:91

    Content type: Research

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  44. The objective ofthis study was to assess the association between thyroid hormone (TH) levels in follicular fluid (FF) and serum and to determine whether THs impact assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes.

    Authors: Yun Ying Cai, Na Lin, Lan Ping Zhong, Hui Juan Duan, Yun Hua Dong, Ze Wu and Heng Su

    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2019 17:90

    Content type: Research

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  45. The authors regret that the incorrect identification of “omega-3 arachidonic acid” published in the original manuscript [1].

    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 2019 17:89

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2018 16:42

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