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Articles (Collection of some of the landmark articles in science discovery in developmental biology)

  • Steptoe PC, et al. Birth after the reimplantation of a human embryo. Lancet. 1978 Aug 12;2(8085):366.
    • the first human in vitro fertilization.
  • Steptoe PC, et al. Observations on 767 clinical pregnancies and 500 births after human in-vitro fertilization. Hum Reprod. 1986 Feb;1(2):89-94.
    • a review if IVF from the founder. Hallmark article about a first finding.
  • Wilmut I, et al. Viable offspring derived from fetal and adult mammalian cells. Nature. 1997 Feb 27;385(6619):810-3.
    • "dolly" the cloned sheep. Hallmark article about a first finding.
  • Wakayama T, et al. Full-term development of mice from enucleated oocytes injected with cumulus cell nuclei. Nature. 1998 Jul 23;394(6691):369-74.
    • new technology using a an oocyte with no nucleus.
  • Bauskin AR, et al. Characterization of human zona pellucida glycoproteins. Mol Hum Reprod. 1999 Jun;5(6):534-40.
  • Motosugi N, Dietrich JE, Polanski Z, Solter D, Hiiragi T. Space asymmetry directs preferential sperm entry in the absence of polarity in the mouse oocyte. PLoS Biol. 2006 May;4(5):e135. )
  • Down, J. L. H. Observations on an ethnic classification of idiots. London Hosp. Clin. Lect. Rep. 3: 259 only, 1866.
    • (the original description of Down syndrome – I know idiots is offensive it was used in 1866! I know this article is way old but it is a hallmark article about a first finding.)

Articles on General Fertility Issues Motosugi N, Dietrich JE, Polanski Z, Solter D, Hiiragi T. Space asymmetry directs preferential sperm entry in the absence of polarity in the mouse oocyte. PLoS Biol. 2006 May;4(5):e135.

  • Khamsi F, et al. Effects of granulosa cells, cumulus cells, and oocyte density on in vitro fertilization in women. Endocrine. 1999 Apr;10(2):161-6.
  • Dale B, et al. Pregnancies after activated oocyte transfer: a new option for infertility treatment. Hum Reprod. 1999 Jul;14(7):1771-2.
  • Weigert M, et al. The effect of smoking on oocyte quality and hormonal parameters of patients undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer. J Assist Reprod Genet. 1999 Jul;16(6):287-93.
  • Morita Y, et al. Targeted expression of Bcl-2 in mouse oocytes inhibits ovarian follicle atresia and prevents spontaneous and chemotherapy-induced oocyte apoptosis in vitro. Mol Endocrinol. 1999 Jun;13(6):841-50.

 

Some Recent Reviews

Fertilization

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    • Brewis IA, et al. Molecular mechanisms of gamete recognition and fusion at fertilization. Hum Reprod. 1997 Nov;12(11 Suppl):156-65. Review.
    • Aitken RJ. The cell biology of fertilization. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1997;424:291-9. Review.
    • Wassarman PM. Fertilization in Animals. Dev Genet. 1999;25(2):83-86.
    • Fernandez N, et al. A critical review of the role of the major histocompatibility complex in fertilization, preimplantation development and feto-maternal interactions. Hum Reprod Update. 1999 May-Jun;5(3):234-48.
    • Kupker W, et al. Principles of mammalian fertilization. Hum Reprod. 1998 Apr;13 Suppl 1:20-32. Review.
    • Parrington J, et al. A novel protein for Ca2+ signaling at fertilization. Curr Top Dev Biol. 1998;39:215-43. Review.
    • Wassarman PM. Mammalian fertilization: molecular aspects of gamete adhesion, exocytosis, and fusion. Cell. 1999 Jan 22;96(2):175-83. Review. No abstract available.
    • Wilson NF, et al. Microvilli and cell-cell fusion during fertilization. Trends Cell Biol. 1998 Mar;8(3):93-6. Review.
    • Buhi WC, et al. Oviductal regulation of fertilization and early embryonic development. J Reprod Fertil Suppl. 1997;52:285-300. Review.
    • Parrington J, et al. A novel protein for Ca2+ signaling at fertilization. Curr Top Dev Biol. 1998;39:215-43. Review.

In Vitro Fertilization

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    • Saith RR, et al. Relationships between the developmental potential of human in-vitro fertilization embryos and features describing the embryo, oocyte and follicle. Hum Reprod Update. 1998 Mar-Apr;4(2):121-34. Review.
    • Steptoe PC, et al. Observations on 767 clinical pregnancies and 500 births after human in-vitro fertilization. Hum Reprod. 1986 Feb;1(2):89-94.
    • Cameron IT, et al. Oocyte donation: a review. Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1989 Aug;96(8):893-9. Review.

Meiosis

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    • Smith KN, et al. Recombination at work for meiosis. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1998 Apr;8(2):200-11. Review.
    • Hunt PA, et al. Genetic control of mammalian female meiosis. Curr Top Dev Biol. 1998;37:359-81. Review.
    • Moore DP, et al. Chromosome segregation during meiosis: building an unambivalent bivalent. Curr Top Dev Biol. 1998;37:263-99. Review.
    • Gebauer F, et al. Synthesis and function of Mos: the control switch of vertebrate oocyte meiosis. Bioessays. 1997 Jan;19(1):23-8. Review.
    • Kleckner N. Meiosis: how could it work? Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1996 Aug 6;93(16):8167-74. Review.

Oocyte

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    • Aviles M, et al. Modifications of carbohydrate residues and ZP2 and ZP3 glycoproteins in the mouse zona pellucida after fertilization. Biol Reprod. 1997 Nov;57(5):1155-63.
    • Zhu X, et al. Comparison of ZP3 protein sequences among vertebrate species: to obtain a consensus sequence for immunocontraception. Front Biosci. 1999 Mar 1;4:D212-5. Review.
    • Sinowatz F, et al. Protein-carbohydrate interactions during fertilization. Acta Anat (Basel). 1998;161(1-4):196-205. Review.
    • Buhi WC, et al. Oviductal regulation of fertilization and early embryonic development. J Reprod Fertil Suppl. 1997;52:285-300. Review.
    • Driancourt MA, et al. Control of oocyte growth and maturation by follicular cells and molecules present in follicular fluid. A review. Reprod Nutr Dev. 1998 Jul-Aug;38(4):345-62. Review.

Sperm

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    • Wolgemuth DJ, et al. Genetic control of mitosis, meiosis and cellular differentiation during mammalian spermatogenesis. Reprod Fertil Dev. 1995;7(4):669-83. Review.
    • Toshimori K. Maturation of mammalian spermatozoa: modifications of the acrosome and plasma membrane leading to fertilization. Cell Tissue Res. 1998 Aug;293(2):177-87. Review.
    • Nolan JP, et al. Regulation of membrane stability and the acrosome reaction in mammalian sperm. FASEB J. 1997 Jul;11(8):670-82. Review.
    • Fraser LR. Role of fertilization promoting peptide (FPP) in modulating mammalian sperm function. Front Biosci. 1998 Dec 1;3:D1187-91. Review.

Sex Ratios

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    • James WH. Sex ratio, coital rate, hormones and time of fertilization within the cycle. Ann Hum Biol. 1997 Sep-Oct;24(5):403-9. Review.

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