Juan José Tarín

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BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis is a common, severe autosomal recessive disease caused in a majority of cases by a three-nucleotide deletion (delta F508) in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator gene. Current methods of prenatal diagnosis involve chorionic-villus sampling or amniocentesis. In vitro fertilization and diagnosis during embryonic development(More)
A retrospective analysis of our in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and oocyte donation programmes was carried out in order to gain clinical knowledge of the factors involved in the aetiology of the endometriosis-associated infertility. Comparison between the IVF outcomes from 96 cycles in 78 patients with tubal infertility and from 96 cycles in 59 women with(More)
This bioessay aims to explain the different effects of maternal ageing and postovulatory oocyte ageing on mammalian oocytes/embryos under the scope of 'the oxygen radical-mitochondrial injury hypothesis of ageing'. This hypothesis assumes a key role in the senescent process of oxygen radical damage to mitochondrial DNA, proteins and lipids. It is proposed(More)
The inheritance, replication and perpetuation of the sperm centriole in the early human embryo are reported. Both normal monospermic and abnormal dispermic embryos (n = 127) were examined by transmission electron microscopy. Centrioles were traced from fertilization to the hatching blastocyst stage. The sperm proximal centriole is introduced into the oocyte(More)
Aims of this study were to analyze the long-term effects of postovulatory aging of mouse oocytes on 1) reproductive traits of parental (F(0)) and first (F(1))-generation females (pregnancy rate, gestation length, litter size, perinatal death, and sex ratio of offspring) and 2) developmental and behavioral variables of F(1) and second-generation (F(2))(More)
The present study was designed to ascertain whether the negative effects on reproductive potential of post-ovulatory ageing in vitro of oocytes can be prevented by antioxidant therapy. Mouse metaphase II (MII) oocytes were aged in vitro for 12 h prior to insemination in the presence of varying concentrations of L-ascorbic acid,(More)
OBJECTIVE Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide (NO) synthase, is a novel cardiovascular risk factor produced by endothelial cells. ADMA levels are mainly regulated by the activity of dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolases (DDAH). Endothelial release of ADMA is increased in the presence of oxidized LDL cholesterol(More)
Our purpose was to assess the clinical application of dual fluorescent in situhybridization (FISH) for the diagnosis of sex in the human preimplantation embryo. Over a 2-year period, 18 couples at risk of transmitting X-linked recessive disorders underwent preimplantation diagnosis of embryo sex by dual FISH with X and Y chromosome-specific DNA probes. A(More)
This study aims (i) to ascertain whether oxidative-stress-induced disturbances in chromosomal distribution in the metaphase-II spindle of mouse oocytes can be counteracted by supplementing culture medium with antioxidants; and (ii) to determine whether supplemental intake of antioxidants neutralizes the disturbing effects of maternal ageing on segregation(More)