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  1. TGF-beta is a multifunctional growth factor involved in regulating a variety of cellular activities. Unlike mammals, the function of TGF-beta in the reproduction of lower vertebrates, such as fish, is not clea...

    Authors: Gurneet Kohli, Eric Clelland and Chun Peng
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:53
  2. Evidence supporting a role for estrogen in male reproductive tract development and function has been collected from rodents and humans. These studies fall into three categories: i) localization of aromatase an...

    Authors: Benson T Akingbemi
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:51
  3. The daily pattern of nursing of the rabbit pup by the doe is the most important event in the day for the newborn and is neatly anticipated by them. Such anticipation presumably needs a close correlation with c...

    Authors: Pilar Cano, Vanesa Jiménez-Ortega, Maria P Álvarez, Mario Alvariño, Daniel P Cardinali and Ana I Esquifino
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:50
  4. We aimed to combine the generation of "artificial" antibodies with a rat pituitary bioassay as a new strategy to overcome 20 years of difficulties in the purification of gonadotrophin surge-attenuating factor ...

    Authors: Tarja Sorsa-Leslie, Helen D Mason, William J Harris and Paul A Fowler
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:49
  5. Testicular development is arrested in the hypogonadal (hpg) mouse due to a congenital deficiency in hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) synthesis. Chronic treatment of male hpg mice with estradi...

    Authors: Margaret O Nwagwu, Helen Baines, Jeffrey B Kerr and Francis JP Ebling
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:48
  6. We have previously shown that suspension culture prevents follicle flattening and maintains three-dimensional follicle architecture better than culture on flat plates. However, many of the follicles cultured i...

    Authors: Matthew Heise, Richard Koepsel, Alan J Russell and Elizabeth A McGee
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:47
  7. High altitude is associated with both low pulse oxygen saturation at birth and more pre-term deliveries. The present study was performed to determine pulse oxygen saturation in newborns at term in Cerro de Pas...

    Authors: Gustavo F Gonzales and Amelia Salirrosas
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:46
  8. Endometriosis is a common gynaecological disorder characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus. The fragments in normal menstruation are composed of necrotic and living cells, whic...

    Authors: M Cecilia Johnson, Marisa Torres, Alessandra Alves, Ketty Bacallao, Ariel Fuentes, Margarita Vega and M Angélica Boric
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:45
  9. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine and metabolic disorder associated with ovulatory dysfunction, abdominal obesity, hyperandrogenism, hypertension, and insulin resistance.

    Authors: Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Karolina Ploj, Britt-Mari Larsson and Agneta Holmäng
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:44
  10. Controlled oxidation, such as disulfide bond formation in sperm nuclei and during ovulation, plays a fundamental role in mammalian reproduction. Excess oxidation, however, causes oxidative stress, resulting in...

    Authors: Junichi Fujii, Yoshihito Iuchi and Futoshi Okada
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:43
  11. While mammalian cortical granules are important in fertilization, their biochemical composition and functions are not fully understood. We previously showed that the ABL2 antibody, made against zona free mouse...

    Authors: Min Liu, Andrea Oh, Patricia Calarco, Michiyuki Yamada, Scott A Coonrod and Prue Talbot
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:42
  12. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are a family of transcription factors involved in varied and diverse processes such as steroidogenesis, angiogenesis, tissue remodeling, cell cycle, apop...

    Authors: Carolyn M Komar
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:41
  13. In pregnant rats, structural luteal regression takes place after parturition and is associated with cell death by apoptosis. We have recently shown that the hormonal environment is responsible for the fate of ...

    Authors: Alicia A Goyeneche and Carlos M Telleria
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:40
  14. Human cervical ripening is an inflammatory process. In labour at term the mRNA-levels and protein concentrations for interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-8 in cervix significantly increase. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: Susanne Abelin Törnblom, Aurelija Klimaviciute, Birgitta Byström, Milan Chromek, Annelie Brauner and Gunvor Ekman-Ordeberg
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:39
  15. Nourishing "Yin"-Removing "Fire" Chinese Herb Mixture, a traditional herb-based formulation, has been successfully used for the management of idiopathic true precocious puberty (IPP) for more than thirty years...

    Authors: Zhanzhuang Tian, Hong Zhao, Yan Sun, Depei Cai and Boying Chen
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:38
  16. Although 11-ketotestosterone is a potent androgen and induces male secondary sex characteristics in many teleosts, androgen receptors with high binding affinity for 11-ketotestosterone or preferential activati...

    Authors: Per-Erik Olsson, A Håkan Berg, Jonas von Hofsten, Birgitta Grahn, Anna Hellqvist, Anders Larsson, Johnny Karlsson, Carina Modig, Bertil Borg and Peter Thomas
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:37
  17. Polycystic ovaries (PCO) and their clinical expression (the polycystic ovary syndrome [PCOS]) as well as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are common medical conditions linked through insulin resistance. We stud...

    Authors: Abdul H Zargar, Vipin K Gupta, Arshad I Wani, Shariq R Masoodi, Mir I Bashir, Bashir A Laway, Mohammad A Ganie and Mohammad Salahuddin
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:35
  18. Interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) mediates diverse functions in bone marrow-derived phagocytes, including phagocytosis and microbe destruction. This cytokine has also been detected at implantation sites under both ...

    Authors: Andréa Albieri, Mara S Hoshida, Sonia M Gagioti, Eduardo C Leanza, Ises Abrahamsohn, Anne Croy, Ali A Ashkar and Estela Bevilacqua
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:34
  19. Preterm birth is the primary cause of the neonatal mortality and morbidity. There will be no preterm birth without a cervical softening. Nitric oxide (NO) is shown to be a mediator of term cervical ripening. T...

    Authors: Susanne Abelin Törnblom, Holger Maul, Aurelija Klimaviciute, Robert E Garfield, Birgitta Byström, Anders Malmström and Gunvor Ekman-Ordeberg
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:33
  20. While transmission ratio distortion, TRD, (a deviation from Mendelian ratio) is extensive in humans and well-documented in mice, the underlying mechanisms are unknown. Our earlier studies on carriers of sponta...

    Authors: Patricia A Martin-DeLeon, Hong Zhang, Carlos R Morales, Yutong Zhao, Michelle Rulon, Barry L Barnoski, Hong Chen and Deni S Galileo
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:32
  21. The effects of ovarian drilling on the serum levels of gonadotropins and androgens have been studied previously. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of ovarian drilling on the serum prolactin leve...

    Authors: Mohammad E Parsanezhad, Saeed Alborzi, Jaleh Zolghadril, Maryam Parsa-Nezhad, Gholamreza Keshavarzi, Gholamhossein R Omrani and Ernst H Schmidt
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:31
  22. 17alpha-Estradiol has been considered as the hormonally inactive isomer of 17beta-estradiol. Recently, nongenomic (smooth muscle relaxation) and genomic (light estrogenic activity) effects of 17alpha-estradiol...

    Authors: Mercedes Perusquía and Erika Navarrete
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:30
  23. Camelids are induced (reflex) ovulators. We have recently documented the presence of an ovulation-inducing factor (OIF) in the seminal plasma of alpacas and llamas. The objective was to test the hypothesis tha...

    Authors: Marcelo H Ratto, Wilfredo Huanca, Jaswant Singh and Gregg P Adams
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:29
  24. In a healthy body, ROS (reactive oxygen species) and antioxidants remain in balance. When the balance is disrupted towards an overabundance of ROS, oxidative stress (OS) occurs. OS influences the entire reprod...

    Authors: Ashok Agarwal, Sajal Gupta and Rakesh K Sharma
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:28
  25. Adequate maternal nutrition during gestation is requisite for fetal nutrition and development. While a large group of epidemiological studies indicate poor fetal nutrition increases heart disease risk and mort...

    Authors: Jeffrey S Gilbert, Alvin L Lang and Mark J Nijland
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:27
  26. A growing body of evidence suggests that the interleukin-1 system is involved in periovulatory events. Previous work from our lab demonstrated that in the mare, interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) increases the ovula...

    Authors: Maud Caillaud, Guy Duchamp and Nadine Gérard
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:26
  27. Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) is released from placental trophoblasts and is involved in establishing pregnancy by maintaining progesterone secretion from the corpus luteum. Serum hCG is detected in the ...

    Authors: Subhasis Banerjee, Alan Smallwood, Anne E Chambers, Aris Papageorghiou, Hugues Loosfelt, Kevin Spencer, Stuart Campbell and Kypros Nicolaides
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:25
  28. Independently of the fetal death cause the beginning and course of stillbirth is closely related with the growing cytotoxic activity at the maternal-fetal interface. RCAS1 participates in the inhibition of mat...

    Authors: Lukasz Wicherek, Marek Klimek, Artur Czekierdowski, Tadeusz J Popiela, Krystyna Galazka, Tomasz Tetlak, Andrzej Gilowski and Magdalena Dutsch-Wicherek
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:24
  29. The objective of this study was to identify substantially increased proteins in bovine cystic follicular fluid (FF) in order to clarify the pathology and etiology of bovine ovarian follicular cysts (BOFC).

    Authors: Jiro Maniwa, Shunsuke Izumi, Naoki Isobe and Takato Terada
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:23
  30. TGF beta and its receptors are present in both germ cells and somatic cells of the male gonad. However, knock-out strategies for studying spermatogenesis regulation by TGF beta have been disappointing since TG...

    Authors: Anne Damestoy, Marie-Hélène Perrard, Michèle Vigier, Odile Sabido and Philippe Durand
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:22
  31. Estradiol valerate (EV)-induced polycystic ovaries (PCO) in rats is associated with an increase in ovarian sympathetic outflow. Low-frequency (2 Hz) electro-acupuncture (EA) has been shown to modulate sympathe...

    Authors: Luigi Manni, Thomas Lundeberg, Agneta Holmäng, Luigi Aloe and Elisabet Stener-Victorin
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:21
  32. During early rat pregnancy, trophoblast of the tiny embryo joins with the endometrium and epithelial cells undergo apoptosis. Near the end of pregnancy, regression of the decidua basalis (DB) is also observed ...

    Authors: Carl Shooner, Pierre-Luc Caron, Guylaine Fréchette-Frigon, Valérie Leblanc, Marie-Claude Déry and Eric Asselin
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:20
  33. Laminin (LN) is one of the most abundant extracellular matrix components of the basal lamina and granulosa cell layers of ovarian follicles. Culture of ovine granulosa cells (GC) on LN substratum induces cell ...

    Authors: Frédérique Le Bellego, Stéphane Fabre, Claudine Pisselet and Danielle Monniaux
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:19
  34. Water homeostasis during fetal development is of crucial physiologic importance. It depends upon maternal fetal fluid exchange at the placenta and fetal membranes, and some exchange between fetus and amniotic ...

    Authors: Huishu Liu and E Marelyn Wintour
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:18
  35. Ten years ago, we reported that in adult human females the ovarian surface epithelium (OSE) is a source of germ cells. Recently, we also demonstrated that new primary follicles are formed by assembly of oocyte...

    Authors: Antonin Bukovsky, Marta Svetlikova and Michael R Caudle
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:17
  36. Lepidium meyenii, known as Maca, grows exclusively in the Peruvian Andes over 4000 m altitude. It has been used traditionally to increase fertility. Previous scientific studies have demonstrated that Maca increas...

    Authors: Ana C Ruiz-Luna, Stephanie Salazar, Norma J Aspajo, Julio Rubio, Manuel Gasco and Gustavo F Gonzales
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:16
  37. The diabetes (db/db) mutation in C57BL/KsJ mice promotes a progressive cytolipidemia within the endometrial epithelial (EE) layer of the female reproductive tract which results in premature cellular and organ ...

    Authors: David R Garris
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:15
  38. Spontaneous germ cell death by apoptosis occurs during normal spermatogenesis in mammals and is thought to play a role in the physiological mechanism limiting the clonal expansion of such cell population in th...

    Authors: Fortunata Barone, Salvatore Aguanno and Angela D'Agostino
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:13
  39. Computer-assisted analyses were used to examine ultrasound image attributes of human dominant ovarian follicles that developed during natural and oral contraceptive (OC) cycles. We hypothesized that image attr...

    Authors: Rebecca L Birtch, Angela R Baerwald, Olufemi A Olatunbosun and Roger A Pierson
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:12
  40. In mouse ovaries, the enzyme 3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (HSD) is distributed between microsomes and mitochondria. Throughout the follicular phase of the estrous cycle, the HSD activity in microsomes i...

    Authors: John C Chapman, Jose R Polanco, Soohong Min and Sandra D Michael
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:11
  41. The importance of estrogen in regulation of fluid absorption and sperm maturation in the rodent epididymis has been established from studies on estrogen receptor-alpha knockout mice. However, functional studie...

    Authors: Deshpande Shayu, CS Chennakesava, Rama Soundarajan and A Jagannadha Rao
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:10
  42. The paca is a South American rodent with potential as a commercial food animal. We examined paca placenta as part of a wider effort to understand the reproductive biology of this species.

    Authors: Marina Bonatelli, Anthony M Carter, Marcia R Fernandes Machado, Moacir F De Oliveira, Marcelo Cardoso de Lima and Maria Angelica Miglino
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:9
  43. The non-thrombotic effects of thrombin in cardiovascular tissues, as mediated via the protease activated receptors (PARs), and particularly PAR-1, have been the focus of much recent research. The aims of this ...

    Authors: Aonghus J O'Loughlin, Crochan J O'Sullivan, Nandini Ravikumar, Anne M Friel, John T Elliott and John J Morrison
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:8
  44. Embryo implantation plays a major role in embryogenesis and the outcome of pregnancy. Plasminogen activators (PAs) have been implicated in mammalian fertilization, early stages of development and embryo implan...

    Authors: Eliahu D Aflalo, Uriel A Sod-Moriah, Gad Potashnik and Iris Har-Vardi
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:7
  45. Epidemiological studies have found that consumption of cruciferous vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer. This effect seems to be due to aromatic glucosinolate content. Glucosinolates...

    Authors: Gustavo F Gonzales, Sara Miranda, Jessica Nieto, Gilma Fernández, Sandra Yucra, Julio Rubio, Pedro Yi and Manuel Gasco
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:5
  46. To study the apoptosis and its mechanism at the fetal-maternal interface of early gestation, localization of apoptotic cells in the implantation sites of the rhesus monkey on day 17, 19, 28 and 34 of pregnancy...

    Authors: Peng Wei, Xuan Jin, Xue-Sen Zhang, Zhao-Yuan Hu, Chun-Sheng Han and Yi-Xun Liu
    Citation: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2005 3:4

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