Mohamed Al-Khtib

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ART is suspected to generate increased imprinting errors in the lineage. Following an intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) procedure, a certain number of embryos fail to develop normally and imprinting disorders may be associated to the developmental failure. To evaluate this hypothesis, we analysed the methylation profile of H19DMR, a paternally(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the integrity of genomic imprinting in oocytes vitrified at the germinal vesicle (GV) stage and in vitro matured (IVM) after thawing. DESIGN Clinical research and application. SETTING University-based fertility center. PATIENT(S) Immature oocytes were donated for research by patients who were included in an intracytoplasmic sperm(More)
Imprinted genes play crucial roles in mammalian development and disruption of their expression is associated with many human disorders including tumourigenesis; yet, the actual number of imprinted genes in the human genome remains a matter of debate. Here, we report on the unexpected finding that the chromosome 19 microRNA cluster (C19MC), the largest human(More)
Summary To evaluate the integrity of genomic imprinting in embryos that failed to develop normally following intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), we analysed the methylation profile of H19 and KCNQ1OT1 imprinting control regions, H19DMR and KvDMR1 respectively, in high-grade blastocysts and in embryos that exhibited developmental anomalies. Significant(More)
STUDY QUESTION What is the methylation status of the Nanog and Oct4 promoters in human gametes and ICSI embryos and is abnormal reprogramming of their methylation associated with developmental failure of ICSI embryos? SUMMARY ANSWER Developmental failure of human ICSI embryos is associated with high methylation of the Oct4 promoter. WHAT IS KNOWN(More)
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