The integrity of the sperm genome and epigenome are critical for normal embryonic development. The advent of assisted reproductive technology has led to an increased understanding of the role of sperm in fertilization and embryogenesis. During fertilization, the sperm transmits not only nuclear DNA to the oocyte but also activation factor, centrosomes, and… (More)
BACKGROUND This case-control study was designed with the aim of evaluating the role of sperm, oxidative stress and DNA damage in idiopathic recurrent pregnancy loss (iRPL). This pilot study is the first study done on the Indian population which reports the association between DFI, TAC and ROS in couples experiencing iRSA. METHODS Twenty infertile men with… (More)
As a number of children born by assisted reproductive technology (ART) are increasing each year across the developed world, the health of such offspring is a matter of public concern. Does the integrity of the paternal genome impact on offspring health? In societal terms, as birth rates fall, and the Western population become unsustainable, do the benefits… (More)
Expression pattern of PRM2, HSP90 and WNT5A in male partners of couples experiencing idiopathic recurrent miscarriages.
PURPOSE To screen the paired box gene 6 (PAX6) gene in irido-fundal coloboma. METHODS The entire coding region of PAX6 including intron-exon boundaries was amplified from cases (n=30) and controls (n=30). All sequences were analyzed against the ensemble sequence (ENSG00000007372) for PAX6. RESULTS DNA sequence analysis of patients and controls revealed… (More)