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BACKGROUND Evidence suggests that eutopic endometrium from women with endometriosis (US-E) has intrinsic functional anomalies compared with women without endometriosis (US-C). We hypothesized that differences in endometrial haptoglobin (eHp) mRNA and protein levels exist between eutopic endometrium from US-E and US-C and that inflammatory mediators may be(More)
The goal of this study was to generate cell lines from a variety of insect tissues that could be useful for developing in vitro assays with tissue-specific properties. In this article, we describe the establishment of new cell cultures from differentiated (primarily neural) and undifferentiated tissues (primarily embryonic) and their initial(More)
OBJECTIVE Elevated serum haptoglobin (Hp) concentrations have been reported in patients with malignant diseases. We have shown that Hp is produced by and localizes only in the stroma and not the epithelium of endometriotic lesions, which share many characteristics of carcinoma. Furthermore, Hp mRNA and protein are found exclusively in the stroma of eutopic(More)
Endometriosis-associated infertility manifests itself via multiple, poorly understood mechanisms. Our goal was to characterize signaling pathways, between peritoneal endometriotic lesions and the ovary, leading to failed ovulation. Genome-wide microarray analysis comparing ovarian tissue from an in vivo endometriosis model in the rat (Endo) with controls(More)
Selected morphological and physiological properties of the corpus allatum (CA)-corpus cardiacum (CC) complex from the two-spotted stinkbug, Perillus bioculatus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), were studied. The CAs play an important role in insect physiology because of their production of the juvenile hormones (JHs), i.e., key hormones involved in development and(More)
OBJECTIVE Validate single versus sequential culture media for murine embryo development. DESIGN Prospective laboratory experiment. SETTING Assisted Reproduction Laboratory. ANIMALS Murine embryos. INTERVENTIONS Thawed murine zygotes cultured for 3 or 5 days (d3 or d5) in single or sequential embryo culture media developed for human in vitro(More)
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