Xianhong Tong

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Natural killer (NK) cells accumulate at the maternal-fetal interface in large numbers, but their exact roles in successful pregnancy remain poorly defined. Here, we provide evidence that T(H)17 cells and local inflammation can occur at the maternal-fetal interface during natural allogenic pregnancies. We found that decidual NK cells promote immune tolerance(More)
OBJECTIVE We tested the feasibility of the in vitro culture of fetal nucleated erythroblasts from maternal blood for noninvasive prenatal screening as a substitute for culturing fetal nucleated erythroblasts from fetal villi. METHOD Nucleated blood cells separated via Percoll from 52 samples of fetal villi and maternal peripheral blood were cultured with(More)
Synchronization between embryonic stage and endometrium is vital to achieve a successful pregnancy. The objective of this study was to assess the implantation, clinical pregnancy and live birth rates of cryopreserved embryo transfer cycles using embryos after extended culture for 16h. A prospective randomized controlled pilot study was performed on women(More)
Mutations in the tubulin beta 8 class VIII (TUBB8) gene have been proven to cause oocyte maturation arrest. The aim of this study was to describe newly discovered mutations in TUBB8 and to investigate the prevalence of TUBB8 mutations in our cohort. Nine women with oocyte maturation arrest and 100 fertile female controls were recruited. Sanger sequencing of(More)
Natural killer (NK) cells are present in large populations at the maternal-fetal interface during early pregnancy. However, the role of NK cells in fetal growth is unclear. Here, we have identified a CD49a+Eomes+ subset of NK cells that secreted growth-promoting factors (GPFs), including pleiotrophin and osteoglycin, in both humans and mice. The crosstalk(More)
Therapeutic cloning, which is based on human somatic cell nuclear transfer, is one of our major research objectives. Though inter-species nuclear transfer has been introduced to construct human somatic cell cloned embryos, the effects of type, passage, and preparation method of donor cells on embryo development remain unclear. In our experiment, cloned(More)
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