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Microdeletion of the Azoospermia Factor (AZF) regions in Y chromosome is a well-known genetic cause of male infertility resulting from spermatogenetic impairment. However, the partial deletions of AZFc region related to spermatogenetic impairment are controversial. In this study, we characterized partial deletion of AZFc region in Korean patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The etiology of premature ovarian failure (POF) still remains undefined. Although the majority of clinical cases are idiopathic, there are possibilities of the underestimation of the most common etiologies, probably genetic causes. By reporting a case of POF with a partial Xp duplication and Xq deletion in spite of a cytogenetically 46,XX normal(More)
BACKGROUND Despite increasing evidence that human parturition is associated with alteration in gene expression in the uteroplacental unit, the precise mechanisms that elicit spontaneous term labor in humans remain unknown. Our goal in this study was to compare the mRNA expression pattern of the trophoblast layer of normal term placenta between women who had(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to compare tissue-specific expression profiles and biological pathways of RNA from amniocytes and amniotic fluid supernatant (AFS) from second-trimester pregnancies by using transcriptome analysis. Additionally, we wanted to explore whether cell-free RNA from AFS exhibits a unique gene expression signature that more adequately reflects(More)
A 35-year-old female patient diagnosed clinically as multiple exostosis visited the hospital for infertility evaluation and treatment. She had an operation in pelvis, humerus, tibia and femur in 1993. An extended pedigree analysis showed three of her siblings and several cousins have suffered from the same disease with a typical autosomal dominant pattern(More)
Male factor infertility is present in up to 50% of infertile couples, making it increasingly important in their treatment. Although most research into the genetics of male infertility has focused on the Y chromosome, male factor infertility may result from other genetic factors. We utilized the whole genome array comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) to(More)
OBJECTIVE The amniotic fluid (AF) contains cell-free RNAs (cfRNAs), which are considered to reflect the fetal status in utero. However, there are limited numbers of data to examine the AF cell-free transcriptome because amniocentesis is an invasive procedure. In this study, the AF transcriptome expressed during the euploid mid-trimester of pregnancy was(More)
Egr4 is expressed in primary and secondary spermatocytes in adult mouse testes and has a crucial role in regulating germ cell maturation. The functional loss of Egr4 blocks spermatogenesis, significantly reducing the number of spermatozoa that are produced. In this study, we examined whether EGR4 variants are present in Korean men with impaired(More)
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