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Redox Biology of Human Cumulus Cells: Basic Concepts, Impact on Oocyte Quality, and Potential Clinical Use.

Antioxid Redox Signal 2020 Mar;32(8):522-535

Follicle Biology Unit, Faculty of Medicine & Pharmacy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ars.2019.7984DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7038817PMC
March 2020

The endocannabinoid system modulates the ovarian physiology and its activation can improve in vitro oocyte maturation.

J Cell Physiol 2020 Mar 20. Epub 2020 Mar 20.

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine and Nursing, UPV/EHU, Leioa, Bizkaia, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcp.29663DOI Listing
March 2020

Live births after oocyte in vitro maturation with a prematuration step in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

J Assist Reprod Genet 2020 Feb 4;37(2):347-357. Epub 2020 Jan 4.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, UZ Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090, Brussel, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10815-019-01677-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7056678PMC
February 2020

Biphasic in vitro maturation (CAPA-IVM) specifically improves the developmental capacity of oocytes from small antral follicles.

J Assist Reprod Genet 2019 Oct 9;36(10):2135-2144. Epub 2019 Aug 9.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, UZ Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090, Brussel, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10815-019-01551-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6823411PMC
October 2019

Aberrant endometrial steroid receptor expression in in-vitro maturation cycles despite hormonal luteal support: A pilot study.

Reprod Biol 2019 Jun 28;19(2):210-217. Epub 2019 Jun 28.

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.repbio.2019.06.004DOI Listing
June 2019

Can peri-ovulatory putrescine supplementation improve egg quality in older infertile women?

J Assist Reprod Genet 2019 Mar 22;36(3):395-402. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, The Ottawa Hospital-General Campus, 501 Smyth Road, Box 511, Ottawa, K1H 8L6, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10815-018-1327-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6439130PMC
March 2019

In vitro study of Withanolide D toxicity on goat preantral follicles and its effects on the cell cycle.

Reprod Toxicol 2019 03 21;84:18-25. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory of Manipulation of Oocyte and Preantral Follicles (LAMOFOPA), State University of Ceara, Avenue Silas Munguba 1700, 60740-000, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.reprotox.2018.12.007DOI Listing
March 2019

Xenotransplantation of goat ovary as an alternative to analyse follicles after vitrification.

Reprod Domest Anim 2019 Feb 19;54(2):216-224. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory of Manipulation of Oocytes and Preantral Follicles (LAMOFOPA), State University of Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rda.13340DOI Listing
February 2019

Hypotension and a positive fluid balance are associated with delirium in patients with shock.

PLoS One 2018 7;13(8):e0200495. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6080753PMC
January 2019

Survey of Fertility Preservation Options Available to Patients With Cancer Around the Globe.

J Glob Oncol 2018 09 28;4:1-16. Epub 2017 Jun 28.

Alexandra S. Rashedi, Lauren M. Ataman, Maxwell E. Edmonds, Kristin Smith, and Teresa K. Woodruff, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Saskia F. de Roo, Catharina C.M. Beerendonk, and Willianne Nelen, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Adelino Amaral Silva, GENESIS-Center for Assistance in Human Reproduction; Bruno Ramalho de Carvalho, BONVENA-Reproductive Medicine, Brasília; Eduardo Motta, Fernando M. Reis and Jhenifer K. Rodrigues, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; Ricardo M. Marinho, Pró-Criar Medicina Reprodutiva, Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte; Silvana Chedid Grieco, IVI São Paulo-Chedid Grieco, São Paulo; João Marcos de Meneses e Silva and Lígia Helena Ferreira Melo e Silva, Ceará Blood Center, Fortaleza; Cassio Sartorio, Vida Centro de Fertilidade; Paula Fontoura, Banco de Sêmen do Rio de Janeiro; Roberto de A. Antunes, Fertipraxis Centro de Reprodução Humana, Rio de Janeiro; Paulo Henrique Almeida Campos-Junior, Federal University of São João del-Rei, São João del-Rei; Ricardo Azambuja, Fertilitat Centro de Medicina Reprodutiva, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Anibal Scarella, Universidad de Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile; Anna Horbaczewska and Robert Jach, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland; Antoinette Anazodo, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales; Yasmin Jayasinghe, Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Ayse Arvas, Onkofertilite Turkiye, Istanbul, Turkey; Cesar Diaz-Garcia, University of Valencia; Jose Medrano and María del Mar Andrés, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe, Valencia, Spain; Chang Suk Suh, Jung Ryeol Lee, and Seok Hyun Kim, Seoul National University Hospital College of Medicine; Seoul, South Korea; Cláudia Melo and Teresa Almeida-Santos, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; Claus Yding Andersen, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Ellen M. Greenblatt, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; Talya Shaulov, University of Montreal Hospital Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Ellen Van Moer and Johan Smitz, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel; Michel De Vos, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; Elnaz Zand and Rouhollah Fathi, Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine, Tehran, Iran; Flor Sánchez and Sergio Romero, Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones en Biología y Medicina Reproductiva, Lima, Peru; Guillermo Terrado, Pregna Medicina Reproductiva, Caba, Argentina; Katharina Winkler-Crepaz and Ludwig Wildt, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria; Mahmoud Salama and Osama Azmy, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt; Maria T. Bourlon, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico; Mario Vega, IVF Centro de Reproducción, Panama City, Panama; Maurício Barbour Chehin, University of Santo Amaro; Manila, Philippines; Mohamed Khrouf, Université de Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia; Nao Suzuki, Seido Takae, and Yodo Sugishita, St Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki; Tatsuro Furui, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan; Peter Mallmann, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany; Richard A. Anderson and Rod Mitchell, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom; and Satish Kumar Adiga, Manipal University, Manipal, India.

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http://ascopubs.org/doi/10.1200/JGO.2016.008144
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JGO.2016.008144DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6180799PMC
September 2018

Survey of Third-Party Parenting Options Associated With Fertility Preservation Available to Patients With Cancer Around the Globe.

J Glob Oncol 2018 09 30;4:1-7. Epub 2017 Jun 30.

Alexandra S. Rashedi, Lauren M. Ataman, Maxwell E. Edmonds, Kristin Smith, and Teresa K. Woodruff, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Saskia F. de Roo, Catharina C.M. Beerendonk, and Willianne Nelen, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Adelino Amaral Silva, GENESIS-Center for Assistance in Human Reproduction; Bruno Ramalho de Carvalho, BONVENA-Reproductive Medicine, Brasília; Cassio Sartorio, Vida Centro de Fertilidade; Paula Fontoura, Banco de Sêmen do Rio de Janeiro; Roberto de A. Antunes, Fertipraxis-Centro de Reprodução Humana, Rio de Janeiro; Eduardo Motta, Federal University of São Paulo; Maurício Barbour Chehin, University of Santo Amaro; Silvana Chedid Grieco, IVI São Paulo-Chedid Grieco, São Paulo; Fernando M. Reis and Jhenifer K. Rodrigues, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; Ricardo M. Marinho, Pró-Criar Medicina Reprodutiva, Minas Gerais; Joao Marcos de Meneses e Silva and Lígia Helena Ferreira Melo e Silva, Hemorrede do Ceará, Fortaleza; Paulo Henrique Almeida Campos-Junior, Federal University of São João del-Rei, São João del-Rei; Ricardo Azambuja, Fertilitat Centro de Medicina Reprodutiva, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Anibal Scarella, Universidad de Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Chile; Anna Horbaczewska and Robert Jach, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków, Poland; Antoinette Anazodo, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales; Yasmin Jayasinghe, Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Ayse Arvas, Onkofertilite Turkiye, Istanbul, Turkey; Cesar Diaz-Garcia, University of Valencia; Jose Medrano and María del Mar Andrés, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe, Valencia, Spain; Chang Suk Suh and Jung Ryeol Lee, Seoul National University College of Medicine; Seok Hyun Kim, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, South Korea; Cláudia Melo, University of Coimbra; Teresa Almeida-Santos, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; Claus Yding Andersen, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; Ellen M. Greenblatt, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; Talya Shaulov, University of Montreal Hospital Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Ellen Van Moer and Johan Smitz, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Jette; Michel De Vos, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; Elnaz Zand and Rouhollah Fathi, Royan Institute for Reproductive Biomedicine, Tehran, Iran; Flor Sánchez and Sergio Romero, Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones en Biología y Medicina Reproductiva, Lima, Peru; Guillermo Terrado, Pregna Medicina Reproductiva, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Katharina Winkler-Crepaz and Ludwig Wildt, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria; Mahmoud Salama and Osama Azmy, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt; Maria T. Bourlon, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico; Mario Vega, IVF Centro de Reproduccion, Panama City, Panama; Mohamed Khrouf, Université de Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia; Nao Suzuki, Seido Takae, and Yodo Sugishita, St Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki; Tatsuro Furui, Gifu University School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan; Peter Mallmann, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany; Richard A. Anderson and Rod Mitchell, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom; and Satish Kumar Adiga, Manipal University, Manipal, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JGO.2017.009944DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6223486PMC
September 2018

Stroma cell-derived factor 1 and connexins (37 and 43) are preserved after vitrification and in vitro culture of goat ovarian cortex.

Theriogenology 2018 Aug 12;116:83-88. Epub 2018 May 12.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Laboratory of Manipulation of Oocytes and Preantral Follicles (LAMOFOPA), State University of Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2018.05.001DOI Listing
August 2018

Testosterone for Poor Ovarian Responders: Lessons From Ovarian Physiology.

Reprod Sci 2018 07 3;25(7):980-982. Epub 2016 Aug 3.

6 Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproduction, Hospital Universitari Dexeus, Barcelona, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1933719116660849DOI Listing
July 2018

follicle culture in the context of IVF.

Reproduction 2018 07;156(1):F59-F73

Follicle Biology LaboratoryVrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/REP-18-0173DOI Listing
July 2018

ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters in caprine preantral follicles: gene and protein expression.

Cell Tissue Res 2018 Jun 27;372(3):611-620. Epub 2018 Feb 27.

Laboratory of Manipulation of Oocyte and Preantral Follicles (LAMOFOPA), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, State University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00441-018-2804-3
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00441-018-2804-3DOI Listing
June 2018

In vitro growth and development of isolated secondary follicles from vitrified caprine ovarian cortex.

Reprod Fertil Dev 2018 Jan;30(2):359-370

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, LAMOFOPA, PPGCV, State University of Ceará, Av. Dr Silas Munguba, 1700 - Campus of Itaperi, Fortaleza - CE - CEP 60741-903, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/RD16487DOI Listing
January 2018

Melatonin protects against cisplatin-induced ovarian damage in mice via the MT1 receptor and antioxidant activity.

Biol Reprod 2017 Jun;96(6):1244-1255

Nucleus of Biotechnology Applied to Ovarian Follicle Development, Federal University of São Francisco Valley - UNIVASF, Petrolina, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biolre/iox053DOI Listing
June 2017

Are human oocytes from stem cells next?

Nat Biotechnol 2016 12;34(12):1247-1248

Discipline of Obstetrics &Gynaecology, School of Women's &Children's Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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http://www.nature.com/articles/nbt.3742
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nbt.3742DOI Listing
December 2016

The definition of IVM is clear-variations need defining.

Hum Reprod 2016 11 22;31(11):2411-2415. Epub 2016 Sep 22.

Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, School of Women's & Children's Health, University of New South Wales, Level 4, Room 421, Wallace Wurth Building, Botany Street, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dew208DOI Listing
November 2016

Neurokinin B Exerts Direct Effects on the Ovary to Stimulate Estradiol Production.

Endocrinology 2016 09 26;157(9):3355-65. Epub 2016 Jul 26.

Department of Biology (X.Q., M.S., W.Z., G.Y., C.P.), York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3; and Follicle Biology Laboratory (M.S.S., J.S.), Free University of Brussels Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1090 Brussel, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/en.2016-1354DOI Listing
September 2016

Performance evaluation of an automated electrochemiluminescent calcitonin (CT) immunoassay in diagnosis of medullary thyroid carcinoma.

Clin Biochem 2016 Aug 13;49(12):929-31. Epub 2016 May 13.

Laboratory of Hormonology and Tumour Markers, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Free University of Brussels (VUB), Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2016.05.006DOI Listing
August 2016

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone: A Review of Form and Function in the Treatment of Infertility.

Reprod Sci 2016 06 6;23(6):706-16. Epub 2015 Oct 6.

Department of Reproductive Health, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Parsippany, NJ, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1933719115607992DOI Listing
June 2016

High prolactin levels are associated with more delirium in septic patients.

J Crit Care 2016 06 5;33:56-61. Epub 2016 Jan 5.

Department of Intensive Care, Erasme Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrc.2015.12.021DOI Listing
June 2016

Creating a Global Community of Practice for Oncofertility.

J Glob Oncol 2016 Apr 23;2(2):83-96. Epub 2015 Dec 23.

Lauren M. Ataman, Brigid M. Smith, Kristin Smith, and Teresa K. Woodruff, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Jhenifer K. Rodrigues, Ricardo M. Marinho, João P.J. Caetano, Maurício B. Chehin, Eduardo L. Alves da Motta, Paulo Serafini, Brazilian Oncofertility Consortium; Jhenifer K. Rodrigues, Ricardo M. Marinho, and João P.J. Caetano, Pró-Criar Medicina Reprodutiva; Ricardo M. Marinho and João P.J. Caetano, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte; Maurício B. Chehin, Eduardo L. Alves da Motta, and Paulo Serafini, Huntington Reproductive Medicine and Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo; João M. de Meneses e Silva, Ceara Blood Center, Centro de Hematologia e Hemoterapia do Ceará, and Assis Chateaubriand Maternity School, Federal University of Ceara; Lígia H.F. Melo e Silva, Federal University of Ceara and Femini Imagem and Ultravida Clinic; Franciele O. Lunardi, State University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil; Nao Suzuki, Seido Takae, and Yodo Sugishita, St Marianna University School of Medicine, Knagawa; Tatsuro Furui and Ken-Ichiro Morishige, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan; Teresa Almeida-Santos, University Hospital of Coimbra; Teresa Almeida-Santos and Cláudia Melo, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; Karen Buzaglo, Clinique Ovo, Montreal, Quebec; Kate Irwin, Cancer Knowledge Network, Milton, Ontario, Canada; W. Hamish Wallace and Roderick T. Mitchell, Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Children; Richard A. Anderson and Roderick T. Mitchell, Queen's Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh; Evelyn E. Telfer, Centres for Fertility Preservation and Integrative Physiology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Satish K. Adiga, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India; Antoinette Anazodo and Brigitte Gerstl, Sydney Children's and Prince of Wales Hospital, Future Fertility, Randwick; Elizabeth Sullivan, University of Technology; Richard Cohn, Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children's Hospital; Richard Cohn, Rebecca Deans, and William L. Ledger, School of Women's and Children's Health, University of New South Wales, Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, New South Wales; Catharyn Stern and Franca Agresta, Royal Women's Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne; Yasmin Jayasinghe and Lisa Orme, Children's Cancer Centre, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville; Rob McLachlan, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Prince Henry's Institute, Clayton, Victoria; Rebecca L. Robker, Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; Jung R. Lee and Chang S. Suh, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, and Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; Michael De Vos, Ellen Van Moer, Dominic Stoop, Veerle Vloeberghs, and Herman Tournaye, Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis (UZ) Brussel; Johan Smitz, Laboratory of Clinical Chemistry and Radioimmunology, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium; Ludwig Wildt and Katharina Winkler-Crepaz, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria; and Claus Y. Andersen, Juliane Marie Centre for Women, Children and Reproduction, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/JGO.2015.000307DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4894337PMC
April 2016

Promotion of EGF receptor signaling improves the quality of low developmental competence oocytes.

Dev Biol 2015 Jul 14;403(2):139-49. Epub 2015 May 14.

Robinson Research Institute, and Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, The University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia; School of Women's and Children's Health, Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of New South Wales, Barker Street, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales 2013, Australia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2015.05.008DOI Listing
July 2015

Vitrification of human ovarian tissue: a practical and relevant alternative to slow freezing.

Reprod Biol Endocrinol 2015 Jun 25;13:67. Epub 2015 Jun 25.

CHU Clermont-Ferrand, CHU Estaing, Pôle gynécologie obstétrique et reproduction humaine - Assistance médicale à la procréation - CECOS, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12958-015-0065-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4480989PMC
June 2015

Cortisol is an associated-risk factor of brain dysfunction in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.

Biomed Res Int 2014 28;2014:712742. Epub 2014 Apr 28.

Department of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Route de Lennik 808, 1070 Brussels, Belgium.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4022165PMC
January 2015

Luteinizing hormone and human chorionic gonadotropin: a review of their varied clinical applications in assisted reproductive technology.

Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab 2015 Jan 24;10(1):87-100. Epub 2014 Nov 24.

b 2 Laboratory Hormonology and Tumormarkers, UZ Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1586/17446651.2015.969711DOI Listing
January 2015

Fertility preservation in women with cancer.

Lancet 2014 Oct;384(9950):1302-10

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60834-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4270060PMC
October 2014

Vitamin D deficiency and pregnancy rates in women undergoing single embryo, blastocyst stage, transfer (SET) for IVF/ICSI.

Hum Reprod 2014 Sep 20;29(9):2032-40. Epub 2014 Jun 20.

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deu156DOI Listing
September 2014

Prematuration with cyclic adenosine monophosphate modulators alters cumulus cell and oocyte metabolism and enhances developmental competence of in vitro-matured mouse oocytes.

Biol Reprod 2014 Aug 25;91(2):47. Epub 2014 Jun 25.

Research Centre for Reproductive Health, Robinson Institute, and Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1095/biolreprod.114.118471DOI Listing
August 2014

Serum S100B protein could help to detect cerebral complications associated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

Neurocrit Care 2014 Jun;20(3):367-74

Department of Critical Care, University Hospital of Brussels, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090, Brussels, Belgium,

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12028-013-9874-6
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12028-013-9874-6DOI Listing
June 2014

Luteinizing hormone and human chorionic gonadotropin: distinguishing unique physiologic roles.

Gynecol Endocrinol 2014 Mar 27;30(3):174-81. Epub 2013 Nov 27.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Center for Women's Reproductive Care at Columbia University , New York, NY , USA and.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09513590.2013.859670DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3956631PMC
March 2014

Luteinizing hormone and human chorionic gonadotropin: origins of difference.

Mol Cell Endocrinol 2014 Mar 21;383(1-2):203-13. Epub 2013 Dec 21.

UZ Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mce.2013.12.009DOI Listing
March 2014

Dynamics of imprinted DNA methylation and gene transcription for imprinting establishment in mouse oocytes in relation to culture duration variability.

Biol Reprod 2013 Dec 5;89(6):130. Epub 2013 Dec 5.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1095/biolreprod.113.111641DOI Listing
December 2013

A "freeze-all" embryo strategy after in vitro maturation: a novel approach in women with polycystic ovary syndrome?

Fertil Steril 2013 Oct 11;100(4):1002-7. Epub 2013 Jul 11.

Center for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.06.018DOI Listing
October 2013

Culture of oocytes and risk of imprinting defects.

Hum Reprod Update 2013 Jan-Feb;19(1):52-66. Epub 2012 Oct 10.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Centre for Reproductive Medicine, UZ Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium.

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September 2013

Heparin and cAMP modulators interact during pre-in vitro maturation to affect mouse and human oocyte meiosis and developmental competence.

Hum Reprod 2013 Jun 4;28(6):1536-45. Epub 2013 Apr 4.

Research Centre for Reproductive Health, Robinson Institute, and Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, Medical School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.

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June 2013

Live-birth rates after HP-hMG stimulation in the long GnRH agonist protocol: association with mid-follicular hCG and progesterone concentrations, but not with LH concentrations.

Gynecol Endocrinol 2013 Jan 19;29(1):46-50. Epub 2012 Jul 19.

Reproductive Health, Global Clinical & Non-Clinical R&D, Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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January 2013

Quality and functionality of human ovarian tissue after cryopreservation using an original slow freezing procedure.

J Assist Reprod Genet 2013 Jan 22;30(1):25-34. Epub 2012 Dec 22.

Laboratoire de Biologie de la Reproduction, Université Clermont 1, UFR Médecine, E.A. 975, 28 Place Henri Dunant, 63001, Clermont-Ferrand Cedex 1, France.

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January 2013

Molecular control of oogenesis.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2012 Dec 24;1822(12):1896-912. Epub 2012 May 24.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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December 2012

Live birth after transplantation of frozen-thawed ovarian tissue after bilateral oophorectomy for benign disease.

Fertil Steril 2012 Sep 13;98(3):720-5. Epub 2012 Jun 13.

Department of Gynecology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, and Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Pôle de Gynécologie, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.

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September 2012

Developmental capacity of in vitro-matured human oocytes retrieved from polycystic ovary syndrome ovaries containing no follicles larger than 6 mm.

Fertil Steril 2012 Aug 23;98(2):503-7.e1-2. Epub 2012 Feb 23.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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August 2012

New candidate genes to predict pregnancy outcome in single embryo transfer cycles when using cumulus cell gene expression.

Fertil Steril 2012 Aug 24;98(2):432-9.e1-4. Epub 2012 May 24.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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August 2012

The value of anti-Mullerian hormone measurement in the long GnRH agonist protocol: association with ovarian response and gonadotrophin-dose adjustments.

Hum Reprod 2012 Jun 3;27(6):1829-39. Epub 2012 Apr 3.

UZ Brussel, Laboratory of Clinical Chemistry and Radio-immunology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, Belgium.

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June 2012

Anti-Müllerian hormone for the assessment of ovarian response in GnRH-antagonist-treated oocyte donors.

Reprod Biomed Online 2012 May 3;24(5):532-9. Epub 2012 Feb 3.

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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May 2012

In vitro follicle growth under non-attachment conditions and decreased FSH levels reduces Lhcgr expression in cumulus cells and promotes oocyte developmental competence.

J Assist Reprod Genet 2012 Feb 22;29(2):141-52. Epub 2011 Dec 22.

Follicle Biology Laboratory (FOBI), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan, Brussels, Belgium.

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February 2012

Clinical outcome of non-hCG-primed oocyte in vitro maturation treatment in patients with polycystic ovaries and polycystic ovary syndrome.

Fertil Steril 2011 Oct 24;96(4):860-4. Epub 2011 Aug 24.

Center for Reproductive Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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October 2011

Exogenous hCG activity, but not endogenous LH activity, is positively associated with live birth rates in anovulatory infertility.

Hum Fertil (Camb) 2011 Sep 7;14(3):192-9. Epub 2011 Jul 7.

Reproductive Health, Global Clinical & Non-Clinical R&D, Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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September 2011

Clinical and biologic evaluation of ovarian function in women treated by bone marrow transplantation for various indications during childhood or adolescence.

Fertil Steril 2011 Jul 7;96(1):126-133.e3. Epub 2011 May 7.

Unité de Recherche GYNE, Department of Gynecology, Institut de Recherche Experimentale et Clinique, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.

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July 2011

Mouse cumulus-oocyte complexes from in vitro-cultured preantral follicles suggest an anti-luteinizing role for the EGF cascade in the cumulus cells.

Biol Reprod 2011 Jun 3;84(6):1164-70. Epub 2011 Feb 3.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

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June 2011

The cumulus cell gene expression profile of oocytes with different nuclear maturity and potential for blastocyst formation.

J Assist Reprod Genet 2011 Jan 22;28(1):31-40. Epub 2010 Sep 22.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium.

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January 2011

The promise of in vitro maturation in assisted reproduction and fertility preservation.

Semin Reprod Med 2011 Jan 4;29(1):24-37. Epub 2011 Jan 4.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Center for Reproductive Medicine and Medical School, Free University Brussels (VUB), Brussels, Belgium.

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January 2011

Different follicle-stimulating hormone exposure regimens during antral follicle growth alter gene expression in the cumulus-oocyte complex in mice.

Biol Reprod 2010 Oct 30;83(4):514-24. Epub 2010 Jun 30.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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October 2010

Exposing cultured mouse ovarian follicles under increased gonadotropin tonus to aromatizable androgens influences the steroid balance and reduces oocyte meiotic capacity.

Endocrine 2010 Oct 20;38(2):243-53. Epub 2010 Jul 20.

Follicle Biology Laboratory (FOBI), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090, Brussels, Belgium.

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October 2010

Effects of low methyl donor levels in culture medium during mouse follicle culture on oocyte imprinting establishment.

Biol Reprod 2010 Sep 14;83(3):377-86. Epub 2010 Apr 14.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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September 2010

Folliculogenesis and oogenesis: from basic science to the clinic.

Mol Hum Reprod 2010 Sep 6;16(9):617-20. Epub 2010 Aug 6.

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September 2010

Acquisition and loss of oocyte meiotic and developmental competence during in vitro antral follicle growth in mouse.

Fertil Steril 2010 May 8;93(8):2695-700. Epub 2010 Jan 8.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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May 2010

Improvement of in vitro culture of mouse cumulus-oocyte complexes using PDE3-inhibitor followed by meiosis induction with epiregulin.

Fertil Steril 2010 Feb 19;93(3):936-44. Epub 2008 Nov 19.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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February 2010

Quantification of oocyte-specific transcripts in follicle-enclosed oocytes during antral development and maturation in vitro.

Mol Hum Reprod 2009 Sep 24;15(9):539-50. Epub 2009 Jun 24.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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September 2009

Unaltered imprinting establishment of key imprinted genes in mouse oocytes after in vitro follicle culture under variable follicle-stimulating hormone exposure.

Int J Dev Biol 2009 ;53(4):541-8

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, Brussels 1090, Belgium.

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August 2009

Epiregulin can effectively mature isolated cumulus-oocyte complexes, but fails as a substitute for the hCG/epidermal growth factor stimulus on cultured follicles.

Reproduction 2009 Jun 25;137(6):997-1005. Epub 2009 Mar 25.

Follicle Biology Laboratory (FOBI), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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June 2009

Functional AR signaling is evident in an in vitro mouse follicle culture bioassay that encompasses most stages of folliculogenesis.

Biol Reprod 2009 Apr 10;80(4):685-95. Epub 2008 Dec 10.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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April 2009

Steroidogenesis-disrupting compounds can be effectively studied for major fertility-related endpoints using in vitro cultured mouse follicles.

Toxicol Lett 2009 Mar 30;185(3):143-52. Epub 2008 Dec 30.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, B-1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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March 2009

First trimester screening for Down's syndrome after assisted reproductive technology: non-male factor infertility is associated with elevated free beta-human chorionic gonadotropin levels at 10-14 weeks of gestation.

Fertil Steril 2008 Oct 27;90(4):1206-10. Epub 2007 Dec 27.

Laboratory Hormonology and Tumour Markers, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, B-1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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October 2008

Highly purified HMG versus recombinant FSH for ovarian stimulation in IVF cycles.

Reprod Biomed Online 2008 Aug;17(2):190-8

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Academisch Ziekenhuis Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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August 2008

Follicular growth and estradiol follow-up after subcutaneous xenografting of fresh and cryopreserved human ovarian tissue.

Fertil Steril 2008 Jun 20;89(6):1787-94. Epub 2007 Aug 20.

Department of Biology of Development and Reproduction-CECOS, CHU Clermont-Ferrand, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

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June 2008

Estrogen receptor subtypes localization shifts in cultured mouse ovarian follicles.

Histochem Cell Biol 2008 Jun 11;129(6):827-40. Epub 2008 Mar 11.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090, Brussels, Belgium.

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June 2008

Timing of nuclear maturation and postovulatory aging in oocytes of in vitro-grown mouse follicles with or without oil overlay.

Biol Reprod 2008 May 9;78(5):859-68. Epub 2008 Jan 9.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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May 2008

Trichlorfon-induced polyploidy and nondisjunction in mouse oocytes from preantral follicle culture.

Mutat Res 2008 Mar 4;651(1-2):114-24. Epub 2007 Nov 4.

Genetechnology/Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany.

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March 2008

Continuous exposure to bisphenol A during in vitro follicular development induces meiotic abnormalities.

Mutat Res 2008 Mar 12;651(1-2):71-81. Epub 2007 Nov 12.

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, B-1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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March 2008

Accuracy and reproducibility of automated estradiol-17beta and progesterone assays using native serum samples: results obtained in the Belgian external assessment scheme.

Hum Reprod 2007 Dec;22(12):3204-9

Department of Clinical Biology, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Juliette Wytsmanstraat 14, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

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December 2007

Multicenter evaluation of a rapid electrochemiluminescent adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) immunoassay.

Clin Chim Acta 2007 May 24;380(1-2):75-80. Epub 2007 Jan 24.

Laboratory of Radioimmunology, Dutch-speaking Free University of Brussels (AZ-VUB), Laarbeeklaan 101, B-1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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May 2007

Aromatase inhibitors in ovarian stimulation for IVF/ICSI: a pilot study.

Reprod Biomed Online 2006 Aug;13(2):166-72

Academic Hospital of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 101 Laarbeeklaan, B-1090 Brussels, Belgium.

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August 2006

Spuriously elevated serum estradiol concentrations measured by an automated immunoassay rarely cause unnecessary cancellation of in vitro fertilization cycles.

Fertil Steril 2006 Jun 4;85(6):1822.e5-8. Epub 2006 May 4.

Center for Reproductive Medicine, Akademisch Ziekenhuis Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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June 2006

Morphological and ultrastructural evaluation of cultured frozen-thawed human fetal ovarian tissue.

Fertil Steril 2006 Apr;85 Suppl 1:1130-41

Follicle Biology Laboratory, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

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