Hans Wilhelm Michelmann

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Male gametes originate from a small population of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). These cells are believed to divide infinitely and to support spermatogenesis throughout life in the male. Here, we developed a strategy for the establishment of SSC lines from embryonic stem (ES) cells. These cells are able to undergo meiosis, are able to generate haploid(More)
Meiotic segregation of the sex chromosomes was analysed in sperm nuclei from a man with Klinefelter’s karyotype by three-colour FISH. The X- and Y-specific DNA probes were co-hybridized with a probe specific for chromosome 1, thus allowing diploid and hyperhaploid spermatozoa to be distinguished. A total of 2206 sperm nuclei was examined; 958 cells(More)
BACKGROUND Patients increasingly use health portals and Web-based expert forums (ask-the-doctor services), but little is known about the specific needs of Internet users visiting such websites, the nature of their requests, or how satisfied they are with Internet health experts. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the information requests of(More)
Sperm cells from 45 infertile patients were investigated for disomy rates of chromosomes 1, 7, 10, 17, X and Y as well as for diploidy by single- and double-target in-situ hybridization. The patients who attended the infertility clinic were aged 23-46 years. Semenograms showed that the patients had oligo-, astheno-, oligoastheno-, oligoterato-,(More)
Infertility affects 13-18% of couples and growing evidence from clinical and epidemiological studies suggests an increasing incidence of male reproductive problems. There is a male factor involved in up to half of all infertile couples. The pathogenesis of male infertility can be reflected by defective spermatogenesis due to failure in germ cell(More)
Since the first reports of successful pregnancies after treatment with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in humans numerous attempts have been made to assess the genetic risks of this highly invasive technique. During the study period (February 1995-November 96), 142 couples were referred to our genetic counselling unit prior to ICSI. In three(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the initiation of a pregnancy that was achieved by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with sperm from a patient with Klinefelter's syndrome. DESIGN Case report. SETTING University women's hospital IVF center. PATIENT(S) A couple with primary infertility and nonmosaic 47,XXY karyotype of the male partner. INTERVENTION(S)(More)
CHARGE syndrome is an autosomal dominant malformation syndrome caused by mutations in the CHD7 gene. The majority of cases are sporadic and only few familial cases have been reported. In these families, mosaicism in one parent, as well as parent- to-child transmission of a CHD7 mutation, has been described. In some further cases, germline mosaicism has been(More)
Cryopreservation of human embryos from the 2-cell stage up to the morula stage is a safe procedure which has been carried out for the last 25 years. Experience with blastocyst cryopreservation is still limited and pregnancy rates after the use of frozen, thawed blastocysts vary extremely. Vitrification has improved the success of embryo cryopreservation.(More)