Peter J Illingworth

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Effects of inhibin (recombinant human inhibin-A) on ovarian androgen synthesis were tested in vitro using serum-free monolayer cultures of human thecal cells. Treatment for 4 days with inhibin alone at doses between 10 and 100 ng/ml caused modest (approximately 2-fold) increases in production of androgen (androstenedione and dehydroepiandrosterone): similar(More)
In a human conception cycle, the expected decline in progesterone production by the corpus luteum during the late luteal phase is prevented by human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) secreted by the implanting blastocyst. This study investigated the expression of components of the synthetic pathway for progesterone in human corpora lutea in the presence and(More)
PURPOSE Evaluation of patients' ease of use of the redesigned, disposable, ready-to-use follitropin alfa pen during controlled ovarian stimulation for assisted reproductive technology. METHODS This single-center, observational, open-label, single-arm study recruited infertile normo-ovulatory women (aged 18-45 years). Nurses trained patients to(More)
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