Chen-ming Xu

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To evaluate the accuracy of a scoring system combining zygote and embryo morphology in predicting the outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. In a study group, 117 consecutive IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles with embryo transfer were carried out and 312 embryos were scored using a combined scoring system (CSS) of zygote and(More)
BACKGROUND Early pregnancy loss (EPL) is a frustrating clinical problem, whose mechanisms are not completely understood. DNA methylation, which includes maintenance methylation and de novo methylation directed by DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), is important for embryo development. Abnormal function of these DNMTs may have serious consequences for embryonic(More)
In vitro maturation (IVM) of oocyte is an effective procedure for avoiding ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in patients with polycystic ovaries (PCOS) during in vitro fertilization (IVF). To investigate the influences of IVM on epigenetic reprogramming and to search for the possible reasons for the lower rates of fertilization and cleavage in IVM oocytes,(More)
AIM To investigate whether adriamycin induces DNA damage and the formation of gammaH2AX (the phosphorylated form of histone H2AX) foci in mature spermatozoa. METHODS Human spermatozoa were treated with adriamycin at different concentrations. gammaH2AX was analyzed by immunofluorescent staining and flow cytometry and double-strand breaks (DSB) were(More)
Oocyte quality has long been considered as a main limiting factor for in vitro fertilization (IVF). In the past decade, extensive observations demonstrated that the mitochondrion plays a vital role in the oocyte cytoplasm, for it can provide adenosine triphosphate (ATP) for fertilization and preimplantation embryo development and also act as stores of(More)
Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common malignant intraocular tumor in children. Fifty percent of RB patients are carriers of a predisposing germline mutation with high penetrance. RB1 has been identified as the only pathological gene. We present the rapid detection of an RB1 gene mutation in a Han pedigree of two RB patients from southern China. Total RNA(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Aquaporin-3 (AQP3), one isoform of water channel family, has been found to be expressed in mouse oocytes. The present study aimed to investigate whether functional AQP3 was expressed in oocytes induced by controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH), and whether altered oocyte AQP3 expression was associated with changes in fertilization rate.(More)
To evaluate the effects of sperm with different parameters and sources on the outcomes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), 1972 ICSI cycles were analyzed retrospectively. Groups 1 to 5 were composed of cycles using ejaculated sperm and were grouped according to sperm quantity, quality, and morphology into normal (288 cycles), or mild (329 cycles),(More)
OBJECTIVE Embryonic chromosomal abnormality is one of the main reasons for in vitro fertilization (IVF) failure. This study aimed at evaluating the value of Fluorescence in-situ Hybridization (FISH)-based Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) in screening for embryonic chromosomal abnormality to increase the successful rate of IVF. METHOD Ten couples,(More)
Knuckle pads and camptodactyly are overlapping symptoms associated with many genetic and environmental factors. To the best of our knowledge, all reported cases of epidermolytic palmoplantar keratoderma (EPPK) with knuckle pads have been without accompanying camptodactyly. We here report a novel KRT9 mutation-EPPK family with combined knuckle pads and(More)