Dalit Ben-Yosef

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Mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells are isolated from the inner cell mass of blastocysts, and can be preserved in vitro in a naive inner-cell-mass-like configuration by providing exogenous stimulation with leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF) and small molecule inhibition of ERK1/ERK2 and GSK3β signalling (termed 2i/LIF conditions). Hallmarks of naive pluripotency(More)
We report on the establishment of a human embryonic stem cell (HESC) line from a preimplantation fragile X-affected embryo and demonstrate its value as an appropriate model to study developmentally regulated events that are involved in the pathogenesis of this disorder. Fragile X syndrome results from FMR1 gene inactivation due to a CGG expansion at the(More)
Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability, caused by developmentally regulated inactivation of FMR1, leading to the absence of its encoded protein FMRP. We have previously shown that undifferentiated Fragile X human Embryonic Stem Cells (FX-hESCs) express FMRP, despite the presence of the full FMR1 mutation (>200(More)
The International Stem Cell Initiative analyzed 125 human embryonic stem (ES) cell lines and 11 induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell lines, from 38 laboratories worldwide, for genetic changes occurring during culture. Most lines were analyzed at an early and late passage. Single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis revealed that they included(More)
The potency for fertilization and successful implantation was compared between fresh and cryopreserved testicular spermatozoa obtained from the same patient with non-obstructive azoospermia. Spermatozoa cryopreserved at the outset were also evaluated. Non-obstructive azoospermic men (n = 55) underwent testicular sperm extraction (TESE); mature spermatozoa(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcome of ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization (IVF) in women undergoing fertility preservation prior to chemotherapy compared with healthy patients with infertility due to tubal factor. STUDY DESIGN Case control, retrospective study in an academic IVF unit. The study participants were 21 cancer patients and 1 patient(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of serum progesterone (P) levels on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration on embryo quality and pregnancy rate in intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. DESIGN AND SETTING This was a retrospective analysis conducted in the in vitro fertilization (IVF) unit of(More)
Transplantation of cryopreserved tissue from patients with cancer may carry the risk of reactivation or redissemination of micrometastases. This prospective study was conducted to evaluate the potential involvement of micrometastases in ovarian tissue in cancer patients. Ovarian biopsies were collected from patients who underwent ovarian tissue(More)
Azoospermia is defined as the absence of spermatozoa in the ejaculate, although some foci of spermatogenesis may exist in the testes of these men. Currently, there are no clinical, seminal or hormonal parameters for identifying spermatogenesis within the testis sufficient for achieving genetic offspring. As a result, multiple biopsies are performed at(More)
Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) has been proposed as a method for improving success rates in patients with repeated IVF failures. This approach is based on the hypothesis that such failures are the result of aneuploid embryos. It has been suggested that FISH analysis of blastomeres removed from preimplantation embryos represent the chromosomal(More)