A Nader Fatehi

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The main goal of this study was to investigate whether and at what level damage of paternal DNA influences fertilization of oocytes and early embryonic development. We hypothesized that posttesticular sperm DNA damage will only marginally affect sperm physiology due to the lack of gene expression, but that it will affect embryo development at the stage that(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) have been implicated in the regulation of ovarian follicular development and are promising candidates to apply in IVM and IVF protocols. We investigated the expression of BMP2, BMP4 and BMP receptors in bovine ovaries and the effects of BMP2 and BMP4 during oocyte maturation on bovine IVM. Reverse transcription polymerase(More)
The aim of this study is to identify the effect of cumulus cells removal prior to the in vitro fertilization of matured bovine oocytes on cleavage rate. Denuded, matured oocytes were fertilized in presence or absence of loose cumulus cells, cumulus cell conditioned IVF medium (CCCM), charcoal-treated CCCM and charcoal-treated CCCM supplemented with(More)
The present study was conducted to evaluate the function of cumulus cells during bovine IVF Oocytes within cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) or denuded oocytes (DOs) were inseminated in control medium, or DOs were inseminated in cumulus cell conditioned medium (CCCM). DOs exhibited reduced cleavage and blastocyst formation rates when compared with intact(More)
The immune system plays an important role in the development of leukemia. CXC chemokines, as the molecular members of this system, are involved in the immune responses. Therefore, this study was designed to examine and compare the levels of CXCL1 (Gro-α), CXCL10 (IP-10) and CXCL12 (SDF-1) in ALL patients prior to and post bone marrow transplantation (BMT).(More)
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