Kenji Hinokio

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Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), a member of the phospholipid autacoid family, is induced in incubated human follicular fluid by lysophospholipase D. It is well known that LPA functions as a growth factor and the hypothesis that LPA in human follicular fluid takes a part in meiosis of oocytes is quite plausible. We studied the effects of LPA on the maturation(More)
Turner women typically experience gonadal dysfunction that results in amenorrhea and sterility. We encountered a case of mosaic Turner syndrome where conception was possible after ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate (CC). The patient's ovaries were overresponsive to induction with CC. The challenges and successful outcome are reported.
Parthenogenetic activation with various combinations of the calcium ionophore A23187 and protein synthesis or phosphorylation inhibitors was investigated as a means of producing human parthenogenones with one haploid pronucleus. Unfertilised human aged oocytes exposed to 5 microM A23187 for 5 min were treated with 10 microg/ml puromycin (puromycin group, 46(More)
Freshly ovulated mouse oocytes exposed to 5 mM calcium ionophore A23187 for 5 min and controls (not exposed) were cultured in TYH medium with 10 microg/ml puromycin (the puromycin group) or 2 mM 6-dimethylaminopurine (DMAP; the DMAP group) for 4 h. Among the controls, few oocytes were activated even if they were treated with DMAP or puromycin. In the(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine oocyte activation and change in M-phase promoting factor (MPF) activity induced by treatment with calcium ionophore and roscovitine in comparison with those induced by treatment with roscovitine alone and treatment with calcium ionophore and puromycin in mice. Freshly ovulated oocytes obtained from 6-8-week-old(More)
Pheochromocytoma is an unusual cause of hypertension during pregnancy. We present a 40-year-old woman who had a myocardial infarction during pregnancy in whom pheochromocytoma was subsequently diagnosed. This disorder carries a high risk of maternal and perinatal mortality, if undiagnosed prior to delivery. Therefore, the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma(More)
Purpose: The aim was to assess the fertilizing capacity ofspermatozoa cool-preserved in electrolyte-free (EF)solution. Methods: Mouse spermatozoa were cool-preserved in EFsolution and the acrosomal status of the spermatozoa wascompared before and after preservation using chlortetracyclinestain. Mouse oocytes were inseminated by spermatozoacool-preserved in(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether low quality score of embryos and advanced maternal age affect the implantation rate in infertile women with sperm-immobilizing antibody. DESIGN A retrospective study. SETTING The IVF Unit of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tokushima University Hospital. PATIENT(S) Four infertile groups were studied: 20(More)
The authors evaluated whether scheduled ovarian stimulation makes it easy to perform ICSI with fresh testicular sperm. Scheduled ovarian hyperstimulation was applied for testicular sperm extraction and ICSI with fresh testicular spermatozoa. Fifteen cycles in 10 couples were included in the present study; all couples were azoospermic, 5 were obstructive,(More)
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