Xiao Dong Zhang

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To investigate the effects of cumulus cells removal after 6 h co-incubation of gametes on the fertilization, polyspermy, multinucleation and clinical pregnancy rates in human IVF. A total of 1,200 IVF-ET cycles undergoing 6 h co-incubation of gametes in 2009 were included in this study. Inclusion criteria were: female age <38 years, first IVF treatment,(More)
INTRODUCTION In recent years, the inflammasome has been determined to play an important role in inflammatory diseases. However, the role of the inflammasome in pulpitis remains unclear. Absent in melanoma 2 (AIM2) is a type of inflammasome that recognizes cytosolic double stranded DNA and forms a caspase-1-activating inflammasome with apoptosis-associated(More)
Vitrification is an important way to cryopreserve human embryos and the recommended time of embryo exposure to the vitrification solution is 1 min. However, practically speaking, the duration of embryos exposure to equilibration solution can vary from 5 to 15 min. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of different equilibration times on(More)
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