Takumi Takeuchi

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BACKGROUND Cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and radical surgery, can induce premature menopause and infertility in hundreds of thousands of women of reproductive age every year. One of the ways to possibly preserve fertility before these treatments is to cryopreserve ovarian tissue for later transplantation. We aimed to restore(More)
The outcome of pregnancy and the developmental wellbeing of children conceived from 12,866 consecutive intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles was assessed. A total of 3277 couples delivered 5891 neonates. There was a higher than normal incidence of de-novo chromosomal abnormalities in a small sample of ICSI offspring. Controlling for maternal age(More)
PURPOSE Men with spermatogenic failure so profound that they are considered as having nonobstructive azoospermia occasionally have spermatozoa in the ejaculate. We compared intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcomes following the injection of ejaculated or surgically retrieved spermatozoa from these men. MATERIALS AND METHODS A study was performed of(More)
Germinal vesicle transplantation (GVT) has been proposed as a possible treatment to correct age-related oocyte aneuploidy caused by dysfunctional ooplasm. How healthy ooplasm regulates normal meiosis and subsequent development has yet to be elucidated, but impaired mitochondrial metabolism may be attributable to incomplete segregation of the oocyte(More)
Appropriate semen processing and assessment are critical for successful infertility treatment. We investigated whether laboratory procedures including semen preparation and incubation affect sperm DNA integrity. A total of 153 infertile men were involved. Conventional semen parameters and sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) parameters, that is, DNA(More)
BACKGROUND This study describes the technical approaches used in treatment of age-related oocyte aneuploidy, the efficiency of each step of nuclear transplantation into mouse and human oocytes, and the ability of germinal vesicle (GV) transplantation to restore artificially induced ooplasmic damage. Finally, it examines the possibility of constructing(More)
The aetiology of compromised spermatogenesis is often genetic in nature. There are only a few reports of father/son cohorts that have been evaluated to assess heritability of mutations associated with male factor infertility and the psychological well-being of the children. In the present study, multiple tissues were sampled from consenting male patients(More)
Construction of artificial gametes may be made possible by transferring somatic cells into enucleated oocytes and inducing chromosomal halving of their nuclei. This study examines the possibility of constructing viable human gametes, and their potential for participation in normal fertilization. Spare germinal vesicle-stage oocytes were donated by(More)
We determined the association of androgen receptor (AR) (CAG)n lengths among fertile and infertile males and offspring conceived by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Assessment of (CAG)n repeats in the AR was performed in a Caucasian population by gene sequencing in fertile men (n=13), infertile men (n=64), boys conceived after ICSI (n=21), and boys(More)